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The biggest shopping mall in the region is set to open on December. With over 500 shops, 100 food and beverage outlets, a luxury hotel, and various entertainment options, this is going to be a big event when it is launched to the public. The Officials reported that the Mall of Qatar's grand opening is [...]


The summer season is about to end and weather forecasts next week will be rainy with low temperatures. A report from a local weather-forecaster said that the rainy season will start soon. The Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) announced a little downpour in Qatar and will be raining for 52 days. This rain is expected to start on [...]

We cannot deny that there are now many expatriates that are now residing in Qatar due to its innovations and growth. As part of its plan to attract more people to visit the country, a Visa on Arrival system has been on the works. The Qatar Tourism Authority's senior told Gulf Times that they are [...]


Passengers who are are arriving in Qatar for a minimum of five hours can avail of a transit visa for up to four days. In line with the celebration of World Tourism Day last September 27, The Ministry of Interior, Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority declared this plan to encourage more travellers to come to [...]

The Ministry of Interior announces an amnesty program for illegal residents in Qatar which is valid from 1st September 2016 to 2nd December 2016. This gives pardon to those who don't have valid residence visas in the country and will bear no legal consequence if you file for it. Many expatriates visit Qatar for a [...]


Selected OFWs who are going back to the Philippines for vacation may be exempted from getting an OEC if they have registered at the BM (Balik Manggagawa) online website. This takes effect starting September 15, 2016. This is good news for plenty of Pinoys especially when OEC has always been a requirement whenever we go back [...]

Qatar Visa Online

Those who are planning to visit Qatar and have already applied for a visa, you can check your visa online by visiting the Ministry of Interior website. Here's a guide to help you how you can view it on the internet. The Ministry of Interior has posted instructions on how you can view the status [...]

eid al adha qatar

The annual pilgrimage known as Arafat Day will fall on September 11 which is on a Sunday, this is according to reports from Saudi media. They have also declared that  Eid Al Adha's first day would be on September 12. The dates of these official holidays are yet to be set by our government in [...]

inside hamad international airport

To everyone  travelling out of Hamad International Airport, please be aware of the newly added fees on your tickets. A QR35 charge will reflect on your individual tickets tagged as "departure charge" as you book your flights from any Travel agencies. As mandated by Qatar Airways, the HIA - Hamad International Airport promised to introduce this [...]

work visa pinoys qatar

Qatari Minster Dr. Issa Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi announced the availability of 77,000 employment visas for technical and highly-skilled jobs for Pinoys in Qatar. This was mentioned during a recent courtesy call done by Wilfredo C. Santos (Philippine Ambassador to Qatar). A post from the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Doha states that Qatari Labor Minister promised thousands of working visas to [...]

christian churches in qatar

Christians in Qatar, here's a list of churches where you can visit to pray, hear mass or join a worship service. Even if Qatar is a predominantly Muslim country and Islam is the main religion, there are also expats practicing different religions. Places of worship that have been set up for those who are looking for their [...]

alcohol ban eid al adha

Eid al-Adha 2016 is expected to begin on Sunday, September 11. In relation to this holy celebration, Qatar is imposing a 10-day alcohol ban. This means alcohol will not be served for a period of 10 days by Qatar’s hotels as well as the only off-license shop. The QTA (Qatar Tourism Authority) has sent a statement to various hotels warning [...]