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Need to know: Qatar

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Useful information and practical advice to help your business trip to Qatar run smoothly, including handy tips on cultural sensitivities Geography  Qatar is located on the Arabian Peninsula and borders Saudi Arabia. The capital city is Doha. Getting there Qatar Airways flies to more than 140 destinations worldwide from its Doha hub. Flight time from […]

Flying the home flag

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As one of the world’s fastest growing carriers, Qatar Airways has captured the attention of travellers around the world with its multi-award-winning service, modern fleet and extensive reach that is bolstered due to its membership of the oneworld global alliance. It comes as no surprise that it is the most liked airline on Facebook (it […]

A hi-tech welcome

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When Qatar opened the doors to its much anticipated new airport, Hamad International (HIA), in April 2014, the Gulf state’s credentials as a leading aviation hub received the boost it needed to fulfil its vision of becoming  a major gateway to the Middle East. The first phase of the US$15 billion HIA project, 60 percent […]

City of the future

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UPCOMING National Museum of Qatar The Jean Nouvel designed National Museum of Qatar is currently being constructed. Features will include a 220-seat auditorium, two retail outlets, two restaurants and a café. Hamad International Airport – final phase The third and final phase is now underway to boost capacity from the current 30 million passengers a […]

Take a visual tour of Doha

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1. Al Bidda tower – Doha This 215-metre-tall tower has an unconventional diagonal curtain design and houses commercial space, business centres, showrooms, restaurants, an art gallery, outdoor café and health club. 2. World Trade Center Doha Designed to promote international trade and investment, WTC Doha organises numerous exhibitions and foreign trade delegation visits. 3. Doha […]

Insider guide Doha Corniche

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Rising up from the water – an angular complication of geometric shapes that’s both striking and subtle in its design, The Museum of Islamic Art is hard to miss. This is one of Qatar’s proudest symbols of progress and a testament to the Gulf’s state’s commitment to confirming its weight on the international art scene. […]

Insider guide West Bay

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Doha is one of the world’s richest countries and the West Bay area is testament to its success. Regarded as one of the most prominent districts of the city,  it is home to a cluster of futuristic buildings that dominate the skyline. The modern marvels complement the roster of more traditional architectural gems and, combined, […]

Insider guide Education City

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Dotted around Education City’s 14-kilometre campus are giant word sculptures, encouraging passers-by to ‘Think,’ ‘Innovate’ and ‘Believe.’ These concepts underpin the ethos of this district, which was set up in 2001 to provide a centre for educational excellence in the region and drive Qatar’s development into a hub for knowledge and innovation. This is where […]

Easy ways to travel around

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Taxi Instantly recognisable due to their turquoise green colour, there are currently around 1,200 vehicles in the Karwa taxi fleet with a further 1,000 on franchise. It’s hoped that the total number of Karwa taxis will grow to 7,000 by 2022. Offering airport pick ups and drop offs, as well as general journey assignments, the […]