Greetings From Qatar International Tours…!!!

We are launching a dhow cruise trip starting from 9th october onward for individuals and we would like to have this included on our website.

Below is the tour details along with the rates. KIndly include this package on our website. If you require further information kindly revert back to us.


Every Thursday From the 9th October onwards

Dinner Dhow Cruise around the Corniche & West Bay in a Traditional Qatari Wooden Dhow.
One beautiful chance to enjoy the night view of Doha’s beautiful sky line with harmony of waves and a delicious BBQ dinner under the moonlight at the dhow with soft music to soothe your mind.

Every Thursday From the 9th October onwards
From 7pm – 10pm
For a Very Special Rate of 150 QR per adult & 80 QR per kid
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QP and Dubai Carbon Centre sign MoU

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Occidental Petroleum, GDI sign QR865m drilling service contractOccidental Petroleum, GDI sign QR865m drilling service contract

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Qatar Airways ‘not interested’ in Boeing 777X

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Greater Doha Metro to be ready in 2018

The Greater Doha Metro Rail, which will link Messaieed to Al Khor and Ras Laffan via Musheireb and Hamad Hospital in Doha city, will be ready in 2018. Al Khor is some 42km north of Doha while Ras Laffan is about 90km away from here, also in the north. The metro will comprise four rail networks, some 80 percent of which will be underground.

The networks will crisscross one another at Musheireb rail station, which will be the main junction. The first network to be known as Red, will be 174km long and cover 20 stations and link Messaieed to Al Khor and Ras Laffan via Musheireb and Hamad Hospital in Doha and Lusail City.

Lusail will have its own internal rail network. The second Metro network, with a length of 128km, is to be known as Green. It will pass through 32 stations and link Doha city (Musheireb) to Education City and the South Industrial Area and stretch up to Umm Salal in the north. The third Metro network will be known as Golden. It will link Hamad International Airport to Al Waab city via Doha from east to west. This network will also pass through Musheireb (the main junction), northern parts of Old Airport locality, south of Al Rayyan and Salwa Road.

Then comes the fourth and the last network, to be known as Blue. It will be a semi-circular network and will link the first three networks to one another. It will pass through the West Bay to the northern side of Hamad International Airport. The network will go around the C Ring Road.

The Education City station will be the second largest after Musheireb. The Musheireb station will have 190-metre long platform and will be located some 30 meters underground. As for international rail lines, one will link Doha to Saudi Arabia while the other will pass through the proposed Doha-Bahrain causeway and link Doha to Manama. It is, however, not known if these two networks will also be ready for operation by 2018. The designs of all stations and related buildings will be based on Arab and Islamic architecture.

The initiation point for the Red network will be Messaieed, while that for Green will be Hamad International Airport. Messaieed will also be a large terminus. Qatar’s rail project comprises three parts: The Greater Doha Metro networks, the international lines that will connect Doha to Bahrain and Doha to Saudi Arabia (and to other countries from there), and the Lusail City’s internal rail system. Some 32 percent of Qatar Rail Company’s employees are Qatari and include highly qualified and experienced engineers.

Source: The Peninsula
Qatar, UK team up for artist’s exchange programme

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Popular cartoon shows entertain audience

World renowned shows glut Doha audience’s eyes this Eid Al Adha, thanks to a rich programme Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) along with its partners offers to the public this Eid.

Unlike the previous editions of the Eid Al Adha festival, this is the first time organisers brought at one time shows featuring globally famous characters from films and cartoon features such as Smurfs, Ice Age, Ben 10 and Snow White. Smurfs and Ben 10 are being staged alternately at The Gate Mall and Landmark Mall while Ice Age is being shown at the City Centre Mall. The classic tale of Snow White on the other hand plays at the 980-seat Al Rayyan Theatre in Souq Waqif. “I commend QTA for bringing these shows which are popular to children around the world,” said Myrna, a Filipina mother whose daughter is a fan of the Smurfs. They were watching the show yesterday at The Gate Mall.

She had to buy some merchandises for her daughter after the recent showing of the film Smurfs 2, and meeting the adorable blue characters in person was an experience her daughter would remember for quite sometime, she said. The Smurfs show lasts for 30 minutes and is shown thrice, at 5.30pm, 7pm and 9pm until Sunday at The Gate Mall. It was originally introduced as a series of characters by a comic artist, which then later evolved into a television franchise that was centered on a group of small blue fictional cartoons.

The series aims to positively impact children by incorporating good values and morals into each episode. “What a fabulous show! My kids really enjoyed it,” said Catherine, mother of two, after watching the Snow White Show yesterday at Al Rayyan Theatre in Souq Waqif. The hour-long stage play appealed to the young audience as the 18-member cast including Snow White and the seven dwarfs sang songs live, telling the classic story that has enthralled millions around the world from the storybook and the stage to television and the wide screen.

The audience enjoyed the play as the cast, dressed in colourful costumes, interacted with them at some parts of the show. A popular cartoon network show that entertains children by entwining multiple stories with a science fiction concept, Ben 10 has been entertaining hundreds of children at Landmark Mall since the first day of Eid.

The Ice Age show has also been a main attraction at the City Centre Doha. The shows held at the ice rink features some of the well-loved characters in the movie including Sid, a giant ground sloth; Manny, a wooly mammoth and Diego, a smilodon, among others. Providing a wide variety of shows is part of the QTA’s strategy to cement a reputation for Qatar as a popular Eid destination in the GCC.

Source: The Peninsula
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Eid Malhar enthrals thousands

The monumental amphitheatre at the newly opened West End Park in Mesaimeer attracted thousands of expatriates, including children and families, at a musical show on the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The show featured popular singers from the southern Indian state of Kerala, who enthralled the audience with hit numbers from the traditional Mappila songs of the Muslim community in the state.

Mappila songs are said to have their origin in the songs of the Arab sea fearers, who had landed on the coasts of Kerala hundreds of years ago. The music then became an integral part of the Muslim culture and traditions in the state, still maintaining its charm through renderings by popular singers, composers and lyricists. The show titled Eid Malhar was organised by Youth Forum, a socio-cultural organisation of Keralite expatriates with support of the Community Policing department at the Ministry of Interior and Media Plus, as event managers. The show was led by Rehana, a popular Mappila singer from Kerala and was joined by noted and upcoming singers Anas Alapuzha, Akbar Akku, Akbar Chavakkad and Qatar-based singers Neetha and Fazil.

A special performance by young Doha-based artistes presenting a fusion of Mappila art forms oppana, kolkali and dafmuttu added colour to the show. An Arabic style welcome dance was also performed by children as a symbol of solidarity with Qatar. The main sponsor of the event was the recently-opened Grand Mall Hypermarket at West End Park, the first Doha outlet of the Dubai based Regency Group.

Source: The Peninsula
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Ministry wins first prize in film contest

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Eye test can prevent avoidable blindness

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Honour for Darwish Holding chairman

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Metro Manila to be screened at Katara

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Indian singer Yesudas to perform in Doha

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HMC Ambulance Service participates in ITS road safety forum

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‘Dream’ come true for Doha Bank customer

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