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Qatar issues new travel and return policy

Qatar`s Ministry of Public Health has announced a new travel and return policy that waives hotel quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.

The new travel and return policy came into effect on Monday, July 12th, 2021 and sees foreign countries classified into three categories – green, yellow and...

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19/08/21

Qatar expands trade and investment relations with Russia

Qatar and Russia celebrated the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021) in Russia in June, where the State of Qatar was represented as a “guest country”.

SPIEF was founded in 1997 and is the largest investment and economic forum in the eastern hemisphere....

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08/08/21

M7 and QSTP partner to target Qatar’s fashion and design sectors

M7 and Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) have announced a partnership to strengthen Qatar`s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The agreement provides for M7, an affiliate of Qatar Museums, to join QSTP in advancing and enhancing the support for start-ups and scale-ups in the creative industry. The partnership will stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in Qatar which...

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01/08/21

Contracts in construction at the top of the mega projects in Qatar

A Qatar International Centre for Conciliation & Arbitration (QICCA) webinar discussed the role of arbitration in the construction industry during the pandemic.

The event titled “Arbitration Construction Disputes during Covid-19 and Beyond” examined the difficulties in the industry...

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25/07/21

Bedaya and stakeholders equip entrepreneurs on their journey in Qatar

The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship & Career Development recently concluded a series of workshops as part of their ongoing foundation program.

The workshops were delivered online with the object and purpose to empower those who are considering to establish a business in Qatar. Bedaya introduces the participants to the basic concept of entrepreneurship, encourages...

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15/07/21

QFTH ends second wave of incubator and accelerator with demo day

Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) recently held the virtual Demo Day for the second wave of the incubator and accelerator program.

The major FinTech event hosted key players from Qatar’s ecosystem as well as international investors and entrepreneurs, other FinTech hubs and FinTech enthusiasts.

Under the theme “Emerging Technologies”, the second wave...

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13/07/21

A snapshot of the venture capital market in the State of Qatar

Qatar`s venture capital market has proven to be resilient despite the pandemic according to the most recent data and information.

The Qatar Venture Investment Report 2020 was released by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in cooperation with MAGNiTT, a research platform, and explores the impact of venture capital (VC) in the...

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11/07/21

Qatar raises awareness for best practices in circular economy

The Josoor Institute held a webinar discussing the circular economy, an economic approach aimed at minimising waste, very recently.

The Josoor Institute is the training and education division of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SCDL). The event discussed the most sustainable economic strategies including the regeneration of natural systems,...

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08/07/21

Stakeholders in Qatar reiterate their commitment for tourism and travel

The State of Qatar has revealed an ambitious National Tourism Strategy which aims to position the country as a leading destination for tourism and travel.

Qatar has a lot to offer in terms of destinations and the plan will help the sector to attract many different types of tourists in the future. In addition, the measures will make the field more...

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06/07/21

Takeaways and lessons learned from the first Qatar Economic Forum

The Qatar Economic Forum concluded very recently and demonstrated the country’s position as an important centre for business, trade and investment. The virtual event provided a platform to exchange views, to present ideas, to learn about trends and drivers and to engage in discussions on other topics of common interest.

The forum was the first of a kind in the region and attracted a lot of international...

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02/07/21

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