Features - Middle East

HIA - Your shopping destination

The cutting-edge development of Hamad International Airport was designed with the passenger in mind, and nowhere is this more evident than the Qatar Duty Free (QDF) retail area.

HIA - Qatar’s new gateway to the world

Qatar Airways moves to the innovative new Hamad International Airport as part of what even by Qatar Airways standards is shaping up as a record year. The move into the airline’s new home at the purpose-built Hamad International Airport, as well as the delivery of Qatar Airways’ first A380 in another year of record aircraft orders, marks 2014 as a genuine milestone year for Qatar Airways.

Articles - Middle East

Ustaad Masroor Hussain

A tile of two cities

The tale of the traditional blue pottery of Pakistan, known as Kashi Kari, mirrors the set-up of what is today’s Pakistan.


On the one hand, it is a tale of excellence derived from centuries of generational workers in the craft toiling in the same manner as their forebears did centuries ago, learning via apprenticeship yet eschewing modern methods, designs, and experimentation for ‘what has worked true’. On the other hand, it’s the tale of a young Pakistan emerging on the global scene with a promise of newness, modernity, and – dare we say – even playfulness.

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Grand Hyatt Doha - Women’s Experience

Insights from women inspire the launch of new amenities and services at Grand Hyatt Doha.

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24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

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luxe - W Hotel, Doha

W Hotel Doha is a hip hotel in the heart of Qatar’s capital, bringing a vibrant blend of casual glamour and vivid design to the city.

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Choosing the best The QPO story

One-time Doha resident and frequent visitor Orlando Kimber, whos a keen amateur musician, is delighted to find that both new music and old are thriving at the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Qatar’s billion-dollar vision

Qatar’s natural affinity with hospitality has woven its way through a host of 5-star facilities, pre-eminent cultural attractions, and the creative expression of its rich and vibrant history as the country continues to meteorically evolve into a leading destination for both leisure and business endeavours. Driven by multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investments, Qatar welcomes industry and tourists from around the globe.

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weekend away - Dizin

Deep in the Alborz Mountains north of Tehran, Dizin is Iran’s premier ski destination, a high-altitude resort known for its glorious powder snow and extended ski season.

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Qatar National Day

Qatar celebrates its National Day on December 18, and nowhere represents the true heritage of Qatar better than its capital’s most renowned market, Souq Waqif.

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