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W Doha hotel & residences invites guests to ‘stay connected’ with new 24/7 interactive service

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

W Doha Hotel & Residences, the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, invites guests to ‘Stay Connected’ with its new and innovative 24/7 messaging service. The contemporary, design-led hotel is the first property in the Middle East to offer a complimentary interactive service via mobile and social media channels including WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter and Instagram, allowing guests to explore, discover and plan a stay at any moment. Read the rest of this entry »

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AL KHALIJI REPORTS 37% INCREASE IN NET PROFIT AT QR 149.6 MILLION FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2014

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher
  • Net Profit of QR 149.6 million for the second quarter is 37% higher than the first quarter of 2014
  • Profit for the first six months, at QR 258.8m, reflects a continued growth in the core banking franchise
  • Total Assets at QR 48.3 billion are 48% higher than the first half of 2013
  • Loans and Advances grew by 59% YOY and by 15% in H1 2014

al khaliji (KCBK), in Qatar, announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a Net Profit of QR149.6 million. This represents an increase of 37% over its financial results for the first quarter. Profit for the first six months, at QR 258.8m, reflects a continued growth in the core banking franchise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barwa Bank Ramadan Football Tournament Raises Funds for Charity

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Barwa Bank, Qatar’s fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, handed over earlier this week QAR 96,000 in donations to charities in Qatar as part of the Bank’s Fourth Ramadan Football Tournament.

Speaking on the occasion, Barwa Bank Acting Group CEO Mr. Khalid Yousef Abdulla Al-Subeai who presented the cheques said: Read the rest of this entry »

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Qatar Rail holds Ramadan Staff Iftar & celebrates Garangao with their children

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) hosted a Ramadan Iftar for its staff and their families at the “Four Seasons” Hotel, as part of a series of initiatives launched by the company during the holy month of Ramadan.

Qatar Rail seized the opportunity to celebrate the traditional Garangao night with employees from different departments and their kids in a very friendly atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

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STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES IFTAR WITH CAB DRIVERS ACROSS QATAR

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Yesterday, Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrated Iftar with taxi drivers across Qatar as part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The fifth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative brought more than 40 Starwood hotels from across the region, including W Doha Hotel & Residences, together for a worthy cause. During the hour of Iftar, packs of food and beverages were distributed to cab drivers at the main entrance of each hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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GOIC publishes a new issue of the Magazine “Industrial Cooperation in the Arabian Gulf”

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Al-Aqeel: We are working towards developing a clear vision to meet the needs of the GCC countries in industrial development

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) published the 109 issue of the journal “industrial cooperation in the Arabian Gulf”, which was introduced by Mr. Abdul Aziz Bin Hamad Al-Aqeel, Secretary General of GOIC. In his introduction, titled “GOIC’s strategy: the achievements of the first half of the five-year plan”, Al-Aqeel reviewed the achievements of GOIC’s five-year strategy, and pointed to its pursuit “in the past period to activate the core values which help to achieve the vision and mission of GOIC and its objectives, including: excellence, efficiency, transparency, professional integrity, speed and efficiency of accomplishments, and customer satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Airline Awards 2014: Austrian Airlines is the European Service Champion

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher
  • First place in the category “Best Airline Staff Service in Europe“
  • Austrian Airlines boasts Europe‘s best Business Class seat
  • Ranked fifth globally once again with respect to Business Class Catering
  • Austrian Airlines among the top 5 airlines in Europe Read the rest of this entry »
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The Award winning Ford Fusion Redefines Midsize Sedan Expectations With Unprecedented Suite of Driver Assist Technologies

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher
  • All-new Ford Fusion carries a wide array of driver assist technologies, including Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert, adaptive cruise control and collision warning, and active park assist
  • These technologies form the basis for Ford’s research and development of future personal mobility solutions, including autonomous assist driving capabilities
  • Awards include Car of the Year by Saudi Auto, Best Midsize Car for families by the US News & World Reports and Top 10 Best Family Cars by Kelly Blue Book Read the rest of this entry »
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Qatar’s Minister of Transport visits Qatar Rail’s LRT site

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Excavation works 100% completed, 98% of the structure for Lusail’s project underground stations achieved, 100% of the bridge works, crossing over the Al Khor highway, complete Read the rest of this entry »

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Barwa Bank opens Representative Office in Dubai International Financial Centre

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Barwa Bank, Qatar’s fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, has announced the opening of a Representative Office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).  Read the rest of this entry »

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al khaliji launches Donation Campaign during The Holy Month

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C., in its continued efforts to give back to the community, and for the second year in a row launched a charity donation campaign during the holy month of Ramadan. Read the rest of this entry »

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During 4th Session of Recognition Ceremony in Dubai

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Qatalum wins Arab Organization for Social Responsibility    Prize and Certificate of Excellence

Qatalum won a Certificate of Excellence from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility, in an awards ceremony held at Burj Al Arab in Dubai on June 24th. The award – in its fourth edition – was received by Mr. Ibrahim Fakhri, Director of Corporate Communications at Qatalum.

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FBN-GCC hosts Majlis Keynote Dinner in Qatar

July 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Dinner focuses on key issues in GCC family businesses and their impact on region’s economy

The Family Business Network GCC (FBN-GCC), the regional association of Dubai-based Family Business Network International (FBN), recently hosted the ‘Majlis Keynote Dinner’ for eminent GCC business families at the residence of Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group. The intimate dinner was led by association Chairman H.E. Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank and Chairman of Al Ghurair Investment LLC, along with Vice Chairman Omar Al Futtaim, CEO of Al-Futtaim Group, and Directors; Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group Holding; Omar K. Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries and Chairman of Gulf Bank; and Essam Al-Muhaidib, Group CEO of A.K. Muhaidib & Sons.

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Hamad International Airport opens gates to first passengers

June 2014 in Local News by Publisher
  •  First passenger flights land at HIA
  • Ten carriers shift to new international airport

Qatar’s new Hamad International Airport (HIA) extended its jetways today to welcome arriving passengers for the first time to the world’s newest aviation hub. A press conference was held earlier today at the HIA passenger terminal to mark the soft launch of the airport. The event was attended by HE Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti , Minister of Transport, members of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) Steering Committee, guests and members of the press.   Read the rest of this entry »