AS Arabia presented in Madrid – AS South Africa (blog)

Another major step was taken today in the evolution of AS Arabia, (the Arabic language sports platform) through which Madrid-based Diario AS aims to reach millions of Arabic language readers. The AS head office in the Spanish capital was the setting for the official presentation for the initiative which plans to target an audience in 25 countries spread across the Middle East and North Africa. The...

QGBC offers 'Green Key' certification for all hotels – Gulf Times – Gulf Times

Hotels in Qatar will soon be able to obtain internationally-accepted certification for environmental sustainability through Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) which will oversee the national management of the ‘Green Key’ programme in Qatar.As a new member of the Foundation for Environmental Education, QGBC will announce the launch of the certification programme as part of World Tourism Day in...

Worker 'proud' of Qatar 2022 stadium he helped to build – Gulf Times – Gulf Times

A Khalifa International Stadium construction worker has spoken of his pride at helping build Qatar’s first 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament venue. During a recent workers’ appreciation dinner at Aspire Dome, organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Raj Mohamed Ansari spoke passionately about the home of Qatari football, sc.qa reports.Ansari, a mason from India, said: “I...

Qatar holds tournament draw without boycotting states – RTE.ie

Officials from the Gulf Arab states boycotting Qatar did not turn up to the draw for a Middle East soccer tournament in Doha and want to postpone the competition that could be an early test for the 2022 World Cup hosts.Requests by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to delay December’s Gulf Nations Cup had been rejected, however, the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) said. “The...

Comment: 'Guest worker scheme' for UK is not the answer – Fruitnet

At the 2017 general election, the UK’s two largest political parties both agreed that the current system of free movement would end when the country leaves the European Union. The Labour Party has since shifted to a position which supports remaining within the customs union and single market for the duration of a transitional period after Brexit in March 2019. But it has also made clear that it would...

Developer launches $45m Meydan residential project

Prescott Real Estate Development announced on Monday a major residential and commercial project in Dubai’s Meydan district.Named Prime Views, the residential complex, which is estimated to cost over AED165 million ($44.9 million), will include 133 one-bedroom units and 18 two-bedroom units spread over 225,000 sq ft.The project has broken ground and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter...

Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a first and best opportunity for the Arab world and the Middle East to highlight the true and peaceful nature of the rest of the world, said Qatar’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.According to Qatar news agency (QNA), the organization of the 2022 FIFA World Cup gives Qatar a huge opportunity to develop and increase creativity.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman...

Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a first and best opportunity for the Arab world and the Middle East to highlight the true and peaceful nature of the rest of the world, said Qatar’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.According to Qatar news agency (QNA), the organization of the 2022 FIFA World Cup gives Qatar a huge opportunity to develop and increase creativity.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman...

New $300m Oman cotton factory set to create 1,500 jobs

An Indian company has announced plans to establish a $300 million plant in Oman to to manufacture a wide range of cotton yarn.The factory, to be operated as SV Pittie Sohar Textiles, a subsidiary of Bombay listed SVP Global Ventures Ltd, will eventually provide over 1,500 jobs and is expected to start commercial operations in late 2019.The deal comes after Sultan Bin Salim Bin Said Al Habsi, chairman...

Plight Of Indian And Other Workers In Qatar Preparing For 2022 World Cup – NDTV

Soccer provides enormous joy but also carries a considerable underbelly, a thick layer of rottenness shrouded by the grace and grandeur of the sport’s eminent performers.FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, small in size and vast in wealth, will go down in history as one of soccer’s most tainted acts. Since that controversial vote seven years ago, corruption allegations...