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New fish market opens in Doha’s Umm Slal area

Doha’s Umm Slal area witnessed the opening of the new fish market, having replaced  the fish market in Abu Hamour. The new market is set to receive customers from 6am to 10pm, Saturday to Thursday, whereas on Fridays, it will function from 6am to 10.30am, as reported by Gulf Times. …

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New locations get ready for central markets

The facilities at the Doha central market in Abu Hamour will completely move to three new locations once the ongoing works on Al Wakrah and Sailiya central markets are completed, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has said. The new fish market at Umm Salal will open its doors to …

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Father Emir opens Mall of Qatar

HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani inaugurated Mall of Qatar by unveiling a plaque yesterday in the presence of a number of dignitaries, several leading businesspersons and a huge gathering of visitors. The ceremony marked the official opening of the mall, which had its soft opening in …

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Temperature touches 40C in parts of country

  The temperature has touched the 40C mark in parts of the country, weather charts show. Abu Samra and Karana, both in southern Qatar, recorded a maximum temperature of 42C and 40C respectively yesterday. Today, Abu Samra is expected to see the mercury reaching a high of 41C, according to …

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Ashghal opens 37km of Orbital Highway project to traffic

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened 37km of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project to traffic. The opened parts include a 29km section of the New Orbital Highway between its intersection with the East West Corridor and its intersection with Dukhan Highway, as well as an 8km …

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Life term for drug smuggler

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a GCC man to life imprisonment and a fine of QR300,000 for smuggling illicit drugs into the country. Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported that the defendant was arrested at Abu Samra Land Post, while trying to enter the country with his vehicle. Customs officials …

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Qatar to Drill into World’s Biggest Natural Gas Field

Qatar Petroleum plans to start a new development in the offshore North Field, ending a 12-year ban on new projects that allowed the company to assess how its current rate of extraction affects the giant reservoir it shares with Iran. The patch, in the southern section of the field, will …

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Qatar condemns vehicle crash attack in Sweden

The State of Qatar strongly condemned Friday the truck-crash attack which took place in Swedish capital Stockholm, killing and injuring a number of people. The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement today emphasizing Qatar’s position against all forms of violence and terrorism regardless of its motives. The statement …

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Two driving schools launch smart cars for tests

In order to develop highest standards of transparency and end complaints from trainees who fail driving tests, smart cars have been introduced in some driving schools, a high official at the Traffic Department said. “We have already introduced it and applied it in two schools among them is Dallah Driving …

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Dinner in the Sky takes dining into new heights

For the intrepid foodie in search of authentic culinary adventure, Dinner in the Sky is definitely a must try at the ongoing eighth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF). Brought to QIFF by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Dinner in the Sky in its fourth consecutive year …

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