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Oberoi Group signs on for two new Doha properties

Oberoi Group signs on for two new Doha properties

13th Oct 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

The Oberoi Group has entered into management contracts for two new luxury properties in Qatar. The first will be a 250 key luxury hotel in the West Bay area of Doha, while the second, 148 key hotel, will be a luxury serviced apartment building located in Lusail, Doha. Planning of both the projects is well under way and construction will commence early next year with completion of both projects in mid-2018.

Hamad International Airport traffic climbs

Hamad International Airport traffic climbs

21st Sep 2014 Airline News

Hamad International Airport has reported an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at the old Doha International Airport (DIA). HIA saw an 11.36% passenger increase through its doors in July 2014 compared to July 2013. A total of 2,160,843 travellers departed, transferred and arrived into Qatar during July 2014.

IATA AGM 2014: Doha to take centre stage

IATA AGM 2014: Doha to take centre stage

2nd Jun 2014 Focus

With awe inspiring architecture, a collection of world beating museums, and a rapidly growing program of events and activities, Qatar is fast establishing itself as the cultural hub of the Middle East. With so much attention focused on the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022, it is also easy to forget there is so much happening right here in Qatar right now. As the International Air Transport Association prepares to convene in capital Doha for the 70th Annual General Meeting, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at what is on offer in the destination.

IATA AGM 2014 Profile: HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums

IATA AGM 2014 Profile: HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums

1st Jun 2014 Focus

Over the next few days Qatar will showcase some of its impressive cultural developments to aviation industry leaders who have gathered in Doha for the IATA Annual General Meeting. Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia, has been among some of the thought leaders who have helped to create an exciting future for the stunning destination.

IATA AGM 2014: oneworld celebrates Gulf’s newest hub

IATA AGM 2014: oneworld celebrates Gulf’s newest hub

31st May 2014 Airline News

oneworld will be making a splash at this year’s IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will see leaders of the world’s airline industry gather in Doha this weekend. Marking the occasion, oneworld is offering a discounted price for its Visit Middle East pass.

Qatar Airways joins oneworld

Qatar Airways joins oneworld

15th Oct 2013 Airline News

Qatar Airways has joined oneworld alliance, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated global airline alliance. Since them oneworld has also welcomed Brazil’s TAM Airlines, US Airways and SriLankan Airlines, completing the biggest membership expansion in oneworld’s history.

W Residences attracts elite travellers to Doha

W Residences attracts elite travellers to Doha

23rd May 2013 Focus

Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, the W Residences at W Doha Hotel & Residences offer the ultimate insider access, from the brand’s passion for fashion, music and design happenings to all of the hotel’s services and amenities that trend-setters have come to love. In 2013, the team, led by director Rony Sahyouni, reports strong success, owing to a raft of tempting new guest experiences designed to energise the day and inspire the night.

Doha moves up ICCA rankings following latest investment

Doha moves up ICCA rankings following latest investment

Doha has strengthened its position among the most popular convention destinations in the world, with the Qatar capital moving from 49 positions to joint 111th. The city is now level with the established destinations of Florence, Riga and San Juan, in a list of over 360 participating cities in a recently released from the International Congress & Convention Association.

Alain Robert scales tallest building in Doha

Alain Robert scales tallest building in Doha

16th Apr 2012 Hotel News

French daredevil Alain Robert has scaled Doha’s tallest building, The Torch Doha in less than three hours. Robert, nicknamed “Spiderman”, scaled the 300 metre building without the use of a safety rope or harness. When it isn’t being used as a backdrop to gravity defying stunts, The Torch Doha hotel is the perfect place for guests looking to explore the city, boasting state-of-the-art sporting, leisure and spa facilities.

Doha International Airport selects security partner

Doha International Airport selects security partner

2nd Apr 2012 Airline News

Smiths Detection has won a contract worth more than €100 million to supply all the main security scanning systems at the New Doha International Airport in Qatar. The order to equip one of the world’s most advanced airports includes a range of automatic x-ray and trace detection systems to screen passengers, hand luggage and checked-in bags for explosives, weapons and contraband.