Gulf Times - Cruise-season
Cruise tourism to help Qatar excel as a destination: QTA

Cruise tourism to help Qatar excel as a destination: QTA

Qatar Tourism Authority’s acting chairman Hassan al-Ibrahim said the cruise sector grew 39% (compared to last cruise season), receiving more than 65,000 visitors on board 22 luxury and mega ships.

Qatar records steep hike in cruise tourism arrivals

Qatar records steep hike in cruise tourism arrivals

The cruise season, which continued from October 2017 until this April, witnessed 14 mega ships making calls and a number of maiden voyages into Doha.

Mega ships return to Doha as cruise season continues

Mega ships return to Doha as cruise season continues

Two mega cruise ships arrived in Doha on consecutive days -- Thursday and Wednesday -- as part of the ongoing cruise season.

Lanka scraps medical college amid protests

Lanka scraps medical college amid protests

Sri Lanka announced yesterday the closure of a private medical college at the centre of a long-running controversy over teaching standards.

With cruise season on, Souq Waqif awaits a windfall

With cruise season on, Souq Waqif awaits a windfall

Several restaurants, coffee shops, and other retail outlets at Souq Waqif are expected to get a fillip from cruise tourism with more passengers opting for a city tour, it is learnt.

Dovizioso grabs Malaysia pole, Rossi lurks

Dovizioso grabs Malaysia pole, Rossi lurks

Andrea Dovizioso took pole position yesterday for the Malaysia MotoGP as fellow Italian Valentino Rossi helped his own chances of finishing second in the world championship by storming to the front row.

Turkey suspends 12,800 police, shuts TV channel

Turkey suspends 12,800 police, shuts TV channel

Turkey has suspended 12,800 police officers over alleged links to an Islamic preacher accused of masterminding the failed July coup, and cut broadcasts of a pro-Kurdish television channel.

HMC staff, families to take part in range of healthy, fun events

HMC staff, families to take part in range of healthy, fun events

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)’s staff and their families will participate in a range of activities to mark National Sport Day (NSD tomorrow.

Clarke fails again as Australia lose warmup game

Clarke fails again as Australia lose warmup game

Skipper Michael Clarke failed again as Australia lost a four-day warmup game against Pakistan ‘A’ by 153 runs in Sharjah yesterday.