Cruise tourism on the rise in Qatar

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced that it has joined hands with the German cruise liner, TUI Cruises, through which around 17,500 visitors will come to Qatar during the 2017/18 season. The agreement between QTA and TUI Cruises comes as a result of discussions started at the Seatrade Europe Forum held in Hamburg in 2015 and […]


Updated: Summer market moves after heat deters customers


A new marketplace for home-based entrepreneurs to sell their goods has been set up on the Corniche this month, but is so far attracting few shoppers due to the heat and humidity. The Summer Instagram Market, which is located outside of the Al Mourjan restaurant near Ory the Oryx, is open from 6:30pm to 10:30pm on Thursday, […]


Some Qatar tourism employees granted new powers to catch violations


In a “milestone” move, the government has granted some Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) inspectors judicial powers to search tourism facilities, catch violations and confiscate evidence. The decision comes as the QTA works to bolster the number of visitors to the country several-fold, as part of a long-term vision to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons. In a statement, Hassan […]