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Need to know: Qatar

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Geography  Qatar is located on the Arabian Peninsula and borders Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. The capital city is Doha. Getting there Qatar Airways flies to more than 150 destinations across six continents from its Doha hub. Flight time from London in the UK is just under seven hours non-stop and around 12.5 hours […]

Coming of age

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Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Thirteen destinations were added in the 2016 fiscal year alone, from April 2015 to March 2016 and another 17 destinations will come online during the current […]

Smart transformation

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In 2015, its first full calendar year of operations, the opening phase of Doha’s much-anticipated QAR54 billion (US$15 billion) Hamad International Airport (HIA) exceeded its annual target of 30 million passengers. In the first quarter of 2016, the airport went on to serve a record 8.8 million passengers, a 20 percent increase from the number […]

A modern revival

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UPCOMING PROJECTS Msheireb Downtown Doha Billed as the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb Downtown Doha is a QAR20 billion (US$5.5 billion) development which will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living. The masterplan predicts a residential population of 2,100, an employee […]

A glittering skyline

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1. Al Bidda tower – Doha This 215-metre-tall tower has an uncon- ventional diagonal curtain design inspired by the concept of a tornado. It 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 […]

The Pearl-Qatar

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The Pearl-Qatar is an urban mixed-use, man-made island development, located some 350 meters offshore of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District. Owned and developed by United Development Company (UDC), the Island spans more than four million square metres of land and features luxury residential and a fantastic choice of retail, dining and hospitality offerings. The island […]

Downtown Doha

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The flagship project of Msheireb Properties,  Msheireb Downtown Doha is a 31-hectare site that will transform the architectural centre of Qatar’s capital city and create a lively, urban neighbourhood. Billed as the world’s first ever sustainable downtown regeneration project, this QAR20 billion (US$5.5 billion) project is designed to revive the old commercial district with a […]

Education City

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Education City is one of the world’s first ‘multi-universities’, a place dedicated to fostering learning and knowledge and a physical hub for six prestigious educational institutions. These include Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University of Foreign Service and Northwestern University. Collectively, they are […]