Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol, Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum on Thursday (28th Feb) announces the fuel prices (diesel and gasoline) for the month of March 2019. Fuel prices were in the downward trend for the last few months has been increased for the month of March 2019.

According to the new price list,

  • a litre of Premium petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.55 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.50 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Super petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.60 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.55 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Diesel will cost QR 1.85 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.70 in Feb 2019)

 

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Support Qatar – Watch Qatar Vs Japan 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final at big screens in Doha

Support Qatar – Watch Qatar Vs Japan 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final at big screens in Doha

Express your support to our Qatar team. Enjoy the live match in giant screens with your family and friends. The final match is set to kick off at 5:00 pm local time.

Support Qatar – Enjoy the live screening of the match at the below mentioned public venues.

  • Mall of Qatar – Ooredoo Stage, Mall of Qatar, Dukhan Road – Get Directions
  • Airport Park – (near Qatar Airways Tower 2), Old Airport Street – Get Directions
  • Souq Waqif – Western Car Park, Corniche Street, Al Jasra – Get Directions
  • Lagoona Mall – Piazza, Lagoona Mall, 66 West Bay, Lagoon Street – Get Directions
  • Katara Cultural Village – Katara promenade, near the Amphitheatre (Make a reservation for the seats and tables at the earliest as availability is limited. Tel: +974 4408 0000. Call Centre: 182) – Get Directions
  • Msheireb Downtown Doha – Sahat Wadi Msheireb – Get Directions
  • The Pearl Qatar – The Amphitheatre, 30 La Croisette, towards the end of Porto Arabia drive – Get Directions
  • Aspire Park – Giant Screen (behind the lake) – Get Directions
  • Torba Farmers Market – Education City – Get Directions
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Qatar vs Japan – AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final

Qatar vs Japan – AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final

An action-packed AFC Asian Cup 2019 has reached its final stage to crown the winner. Qatar is appearing in their first-ever final and we wish our team will once again look to upset the odds and take the trophy home.

The grand finale starts at 5 pm Qatar time

Qatar has so far won six in a row to make the final, defeating host UAE 4-0 earlier on Tuesday. The grand finale set to take place today at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Qatar and Japan teams have met 4 times earlier in this competition with each winning one match and two matches ended in a tie. Qatar’s Almoez Ali has scored eight goals from nine shots on target. He is the leading goalscorer by a long distance in the tournament and also equaled the record for most goals in a single tournament

Head coach Felix Sanchez believes success in Friday’s AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final against Japan would represent a historic achievement for his talented side. Captain Hasan Al Haydos has urged his teammates to remain composed and patient as they chase a first ever AFC Asian Cup title in the final against Japan on Friday. Reported the-afc.com

QatarIndians.com wish the Confident Qatar team to write an unprecedented chapter of success into the football history of a nation. 

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Qatar ranks first in safety and security among 118 nations

Qatar ranks first in safety and security among 118 nations – “Numbeo” Crime Index 2019

Numbeo ranks, The State of Qatar in the first position in safety and security among 118 nations. Qatar has retained its global distinction as the safest country among Arab countries.

Crime Index of a country is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given country. Safety index is quite opposite of crime index. If the country has a high safety index, it is considered very safe.

Qatar scored 13.26 points in the “Crime Index“, being the lowest score and scored 86.74 points in the “Safety Index” during the current year.

Ministry of Interior has been working on ensuring a well-integrated security system within the country and creating awareness to people in Qatar. Efforts by the MoI has gained this rank to achieve maximum safety and security in the country and protecting lives and property, by the vision 2030.

About NUMBEO: NUMBEO has the largest database in the world about countries and cities. This database is contributed by users across the world. NUMBEO ranks (twice in a year) cities and countries based on various data which includes Cost of Living, Crime, Quality of Life, Health Care, Pollution, Property Prices, Traffic, and Travel.

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Doha International Book Fair starts today with 427 publishing houses from 30 countries

Doha International Book Fair starts today with 427 publishing houses from 30 countries

The 29th Edition of Doha International Book Fair at DECC (Doha Exhibition and Convention Center) starts today, from 29th of November to 8th December 2018. 400+ publishing houses from 30 countries are participating in the 29th edition of Doha International Book Fair.

The 29th Edition of Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) will be held under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, H. H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The theme for this year’s edition is “Doha, A City of Knowledge and Conscience”.

When and Where:

Date: 29th Nov to 08th Dec 2018

Time:

  • 9 am to 9 pm on all days except Thursday’s and Friday’s
  • Thursday: 9 am to 10 pm
  • Friday: 4 pm to 10 pm

Event Organizer: Ministry of Culture and Sports

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center – DECC

Director of the Doha International Book Fair, Jassem Al Buainain, said that 30 countries are participating in the 29th edition of the book fair, and the focus is on specialised publishing houses in children’s books and young people that “achieve our vision to create a conscious generation”. Also said the number of publishing houses is 427, while this number was only 355 in the previous edition. “The number of booked stalls at the Fair stands at 975, while there were 760 stalls in the previous edition,” he said – Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Qatar has been added to the list of countries eligible for the e-visa facility in India

The Government of India launched an e-visa facility for foreign travelers visiting India for the purpose of Tourism, Medical Treatments or Business visit. Travelers must carry a printed copy of the approved visa sent to their email address and a valid passport before leaving for India.

Qatar has been added to the list of countries eligible for the e-visa facility in India (currently given to passport holders of some 167 countries/territories).

Below is the press release from Embassy of India, Doha. (Source: indianembassyqatar.gov.in)

PRESS RELEASE

The Government of India has added Qatar to the list of countries eligible for e-visa facility, currently availed by passport holders of 167 countries/territories. This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services provided by the Embassy of India, Doha.

e-Visas are issued on the basis of an online application and do not require the application to be submitted physically at the Embassy or a visa-sticker to be affixed on the passport by the Embassy. The approval for the visa, called the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), is sent to the applicant by email. The applicant should carry a copy of this ETA along with him/her at the time of travel (Applicants can track the status of their application online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html). On the basis of a valid ETA, a “visa” will be stamped on the visitor’s passport at the Immigration Counter at the airport of arrival. Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

It needs to be noted that this facility is not the same as Visa-on-Arrival, as the entry into India is subject to prior clearance in the form of the ETA. Travellers who arrive in India without the ETA will not be allowed entry under this facility.

The following are the key points to note about the e-Visa facility:

  1. Travellers eligible for this facility are those whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit. Other categories of travellers should continue to approach the Embassy of India for issuance of a suitable visa.
  2.  The traveller’s passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  3.  The traveller should have a return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  4. The e-Visa facility is not available to individuals endorsed on their Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  5. The facility is not available to International Travel Document Holders.
  6. e-Visa has 3 sub-categories i.e., e-Tourist visa, e-Business Visa, and e-Medical visa. The validity of an e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India. Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa.
  7. Applicants can choose their 60-day travel period, within a 120-day window available on the website. However, they would need to apply online a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival, to ensure time for clearance. (For example: If you are applying on 1st August, then you can select any arrival date from 5th August to 1st December.)
  8.  e-Visa can be availed for a maximum of two times in a calendar year i.e. between January to December.
  9. e-Visa is valid for entry through 25 designated Airports (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai). However, the foreigner can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
  10. e-Visa is non-extendable, non-convertible & is not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas. If you intend to visit Protected/Restricted/Cantonment areas, you would require prior permission from the Civil Authority concerned.
  11. Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in for further details.

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2019 to be India-Qatar Year of Culture

2019 to be India-Qatar Year of Culture

GCC countries should resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations, said Ambassador of India, P Kumaran yesterday. Speaking at a reception to celebrate 69th Republic Day of India, he said the year 2019 will be celebrated as the Qatar-India Year of Culture.

“Peace and security in the Gulf are of paramount importance for the continued progress and prosperity of the countries in the region,” said the ambassador in a reception held at Doha Sheraton.

“We are of the view that the countries concerned should resolve their differences through a process of constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations based on well-established international principles of mutual respect, sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” he added.

He said that India welcomes the efforts of the Emir of Kuwait to promote a peaceful resolution of the crisis.

The event was attended by the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi; Minister of Development Planning and Statistics H E Dr Saleh Mohammed Salem Al Nabit; Ibrahim Fakhroo, Chief of Protocol, several ambassadors and members of Indian community.

HE Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al- Nabit, (third right) Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics and HE Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, (left) Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs cutting a cake with P. Kumaran, (second left) Ambassador of India to Qatar and other officials on 69th Indian Republic day reception in Doha yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit

HE Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al- Nabit, (third right) Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics and HE Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, (left) Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs cutting a cake with P. Kumaran, (second left) Ambassador of India to Qatar and other officials on 69th Indian Republic day reception in Doha yesterday.
Pic: Abdul Basit

Students of Delhi Public School (DPS) and Birla Public School (BPS) presented patriotic songs and performed cultural programme.

“The year 2019 will be celebrated as the Qatar-India Year of Culture. We expect to organize in partnership with Qatar Museums a plethora of exciting cultural exhibitions and events that will highlight the cultural and traditional ties that bind us,” he added.

The Indian ambassador said that it was on this day, 68 years ago, that the Constitution of a newly independent India came in to force.

Indian corporate look at Qatar as a promising market and are today pursuing collaborations in a number of areas, including infrastructure, information and communication technology, energy and other areas to the mutual benefit of both sides.

Delhi public school performing during the reception of Indian republic day in Doha yesterday. Pic: Abdul Basit

Delhi public school performing during the reception of Indian republic day in Doha yesterday.
Pic: Abdul Basit

“Qatar’s exports to India amount to nearly $10bn per year, making India the third largest export destination for Qatari products. On the other hand, Qatar’s imports from India, currently at about $1.2bn, have grown at a healthy rate over the past several years,” said the ambassador.

He said that there has been a substantial increase in Qatar’s imports from India in recent months, facilitated by the opening of direct shipping lines linking Indian ports with Qatar adding that a total of 24 fully owned Indian companies and an estimated 6000 Qatar-India joint ventures operate in various sectors of the Qatari economy.

Qatar Petroleum’s decision to expand LNG output from the North Field to 100 million tonnes, Liberalisation of visa regulations, changes introduced to Company Law, the new Free Zone regulations and the proposed Permanent Residency scheme for longstanding foreign residents are developments that offer exciting new opportunities.

A number of Indian trade delegations have visited Qatar in recent months, to participate in trade exhibitions and explore business opportunities. Similarly, we would welcome Qatari companies to visit trade events in India to identify the best possible partners for collaboration.

“We appreciate Qatar’s contribution to India’s energy security, as a reliable long-term partner for our increasing energy needs. Qatar is the largest exporter of LNG and LPG to India. Our Petroleum Minister is on record as having said that India plans to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy mix, currently at about 7 percent to 20 percent by 2030,” he added. “Qatar will therefore continue to be a key partner in our energy security calculus for many years to come,” he said.

The welfare and well-being at the India community in Qatar is a matter of priority for us. Our interface with the community and our outreach to the blue collar workers in particular is being continuously expanded both being continuously expanded both directly and through the medium of Indian community organizations. We remain in close contact with authorities concerned in Qatar to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of Indian nationals.

Source Credit: https://thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Enough food stocks for 12 months: Qatar Chamber

Qatar has stocks of food and other consumer goods which is enough for next 12 months, said Chairman of Qatar Chamber (QC), Shiekh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani. There will be no shortage of food items and other materials as over 95 percent of Qatari imports come through the air and sea, he added.

QC held a meeting which was attended by more than 40 major food supplies importer companies.

The meeting has come as part of the Qatar Chamber’s efforts to facilitate any procedures related to food consumer goods in light of the latest development of severance of ties with neighbouring countries and border closure. The meeting resulted in formation of a joint committee from the representatives of the major food importing companies and QC.

Qatar Chamber meeting attended by 40 major food supply importer companies.

Qatar Chamber meeting attended by 40 major food supply importer companies.

“The recent development has required the importers of food supplies from these three countries to sign contracts with other suppliers,” said QC yesterday in a press statement.

The meeting discussed the alternative sources for the importers, as many of these importers have already signed agreements with other partners to ensure flow of food consumer goods. Attendees assured that they have enough strategic stock of food stuff and they have variety of sources, and the local market will not be affected and they are ready to put all their stocks under the State.

Food items are available enough in the market and there is no shortage, and the impact of this development will be negative for traders of those counties which have lost the Qatari market, while the Qatari importers have many other alternatives.

QC said that it is going to facilitate any difficulties being faced by importers in collaboration with the competent authorities.

Shiekh Khalifa, Chairman of QC, expressed his regrets for the steps taken by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sever their ties with Qatar and close their borders and air space. Over 95 percent of Qatari imports come through the air and sea, and the Qatari private sector has contracts with suppliers in many countries and able to provide with the needs in competitive prices, Sheikh Khalifa said, adding that the losers were the exporters in the above mentioned three countries.

Source Credit:https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/

 

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MoI urges residents to update their data to use e-gates

MoI urges residents to update their data to use e-gates

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged residents, who have renewed their passports, to update their data through data devices at Hamad International Airport or at the General Directorate of Passports or other service centers so that they can use the e-gate facility at the airport.

The ministry tweeted on their official Arabic Twitter account that now all residents with valid Resident ID can use the electronic gates (e-gate) at Hamad International Airport for departure and arrival. There are no charges for this service.

This helps in reducing crowd at the immigration counters and residents can save a lot of time. Many travellers were seen praising the free e-gate facility on social media for its swiftness and ease-of-use.
Family with kids under the age of 18 can’t use the e-gate.

The e-gate service is accessible to expatriates above 18 years of age, using their Qatari ID cards. They are required to scan the ID card on the card reader machine installed at e-gate. Followed by fingerprint or eye scan (retina scan). If data on the ID and biometrics/ retina matches, the system will open the gate.

Every resident is urged to get their fingerprint scanned at the small office situated near the departure gates. The process is very fast and gets over in less than 1-2 minutes. After this registration, one can use the fingerprint scanner to pass through the e-gates and this is much more efficient and also easier than retina scan.

Source Credit: https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Qatar Airways offers up to 40 % off on tickets

Qatar Airways offers up to 40 % off on tickets

Qatar Airways invites passengers to start planning their next trip with amazing discounts on flights across all cabin classes. With the airline’s Global Sales Campaign, which starts on April 26 and lasts through May 3, families, friends and couples can book flights to any destination across the airline’s network of more than 150 destinations across the globe, with validity to travel until June 21, 2017.

Travellers can now avail offer of up to 40% off on all-inclusive fares. To take advantage of this offer, travellers should visit their travel agent, any Qatar Airways sales office or qatarairways.com/travelnow.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers such a wide variety of choice in choosing a destination. With this new promotion, passengers can easily choose where to go next with amazing offers across all of our cabin classes. Travellers are truly spoilt for choice with Qatar Airways’ extended network of more than 150 destinations.”

Recently the airline revealed its latest premium class product “Qsuite,” a fully transformable suite of seats that allows parties of two, three or four to create their own unique space within the Business Class cabin. This game-changing patented design is set to transform the face of aviation and Business Class travel by bringing a First Class product to the Business Class cabin. Qsuite also features the first ever double bed in Business Class, another ground-breaking innovation brought to passengers by Qatar Airways.

The airline was named the World’s Best Business Class by Skytrax in 2016, and its home hub, Hamad International Airport, was also recently given five stars at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, as well as being named the World’s Sixth Best Airport.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, with a network of more than 150 destinations. The airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Chiang Mai, Yanbu, Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 195 aircraft.

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