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McMajlis?: US fast food giant McDonald’s opens iconic 50th branch at Qatar World Cup venue

US fast food giant McDonald’s has opened up a unique branch in Qatar. A flashing, familiar yellow ‘M’ sign emerges from the carpets of greenery surrounding the new Al Bayt Stadium - possibly Qatar’s most...

Al Farkiah beach to have designated ‘women and children only’ days

Al Farkiah beach will have designated women and children only days, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment announced. Starting September 20, Sundays and Wednesdays, the beach will be open for only women and children (under...

Katara opens virtual doors to new ‘Fine Arabic Calligraphy’ exhibition by Turkish artists

The “Fine Arabic Calligraphy” virtual exhibition by the Cultural Village Foundation features stunning artwork by six Turkish artists, and will stay open to the public till December 13.  Art, beauty, and creativity— all are evident...

Bypassing restrictions: Katara launches virtual exhibitions to showcase Qatari artists

Artists in Qatar have continued to exhibit their work despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent restrictions. Katara’s latest virtual art exhibition, launched on the foundation’s website, is due to display dozens of...

Qatar Rail announces 300 air-conditioned bus shelters, metrolink to The Pearl

As summer comes to an end, Qatar Rail has announced it’s setting up 300 air-conditioned bus stops around Doha, plus a new metrolink service. Although the hottest months are on their way out, Qatar Rail...

Bored? Qatar Museum launches exciting new programmes, exhibitions

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Rather than visiting your local mall for the 5th time this week, Doha News has listed a range of interactive activities and places you can visit while...

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Qatar housing market – supply much bigger than demand

Research company witnesses high supply of housing units and a slight drop in rent since 2019. There are now some 300,550 residential units in Qatar....

US official claims Qatar blockade to end ‘in weeks’

The United States has expressed hopes for the end of the Saudi-led illegal blockade on Qatar during an event in Washington on Wednesday.  A US...

‘Just an application number’: Frustrated residents left stranded over new Exceptional Entry Permit

Qatar residents have been left stranded abroad and unable to return home to their families and jobs, as complaints over the new Exceptional Entry...

‘Historic’ Afghanistan peace talks commence in Doha

Afghan officials continue negotiating with the Taliban and other factions as Qatar continues its mediation. Afghan government representatives and Taliban members have convened in Doha...