Gulf Times - QATAR
Friday rain slows down life, lightens traffic

Friday rain slows down life, lightens traffic

Scattered rainfall across Qatar on Friday, particularly in Doha, slowed down life, forcing motorists to drive in moderate speed on wet highways and arterial roads and sending many residents to malls and covered venues.

A journey through the Magical Festival Village along the Katara Beach Front, Doha, Qatar

A journey through the Magical Festival Village along the Katara Beach Front, Doha, Qatar

A journey through the Magical Festival Village along the Katara Beach Front, Doha, Qatar, is a spellbinding experience.

Despite rain Magical Village keeps visitors spellbound

Despite rain Magical Village keeps visitors spellbound

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of many residents, especially children and their families, who flocked to the Magical Festival Village along the Katara Beach Front over the weekend.

FIFA president to encourage co-hosting for 2026 Cup

FIFA president to encourage co-hosting for 2026 Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 soccer World Cup that could bring together three or four countries with four or five stadiums each.

NSD turns nation into a vast sporting venue

NSD turns nation into a vast sporting venue

Various ministries and other public organisations took part in the National Sport Day celebrations with a wide range of physical and sporting activities at different venues.

Sheikha Moza tours QF sporting events

Sheikha Moza tours QF sporting events

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) hosted a number of events at Al Shaqab’s Indoor Arena and at the Student Centre of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University on Tuesday to mark National Sport Day which attracted a large gathering.

Enthusiasm rains at the Pearl-Qatar Sport Day

Enthusiasm rains at the Pearl-Qatar Sport Day

Early morning rains and drizzles did not dampen the enthusiasm of senior government officials and dignitaries who took part in the National Sport Day (NSD) celebration at The Pearl-Qatar on Tuesday.

Sixth edition of Qatar National Sport Day kicks off

Sixth edition of Qatar National Sport Day kicks off

The sixth edition of Qatar National Sport Day kicked off on Tuesday. The event is held on the second Tuesday of February every year in compliance with an Emiri decision.

Protesting commission hike, Uber vehicles keep off the road

Protesting commission hike, Uber vehicles keep off the road

A large number of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber are staying away from Qatar roads since Saturday night, apparently in protest against fare cuts and increased commission.

Despite challenges, Qatar’s hospitality sector remains robust

Despite challenges, Qatar’s hospitality sector remains robust

Qatar’s hospitality sector still commands “a very solid occupancy” despite some challenges in 2016, Rotana chief operating officer Guy Hutchinson has said.

Campaigns, training programmes to boost traffic safety

Campaigns, training programmes to boost traffic safety

With a view to impart a fillip to traffic safety in Qatar, new awareness campaigns and training programmes for drivers will be developed.

NSD 2017: Qatar to celebrate sport Tuesday

NSD 2017: Qatar to celebrate sport Tuesday

Qatar's National Sport Day (NSD) 2017 will feature an array of activities at various locations across the country Tuesday to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.