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2011-03-08 23:45:00

DUBAI, UAE, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 150 key decision makers from the construction sector gathered to discuss tall building projects at the Tall Building India summit last month with a view to share state-of-the-art structural engineering, the role of constructing vertically, planning for a rapidly expanding population, sustainable solutions and best-practice project management strategies. Director of Broadway Malyan and member of the Editorial Board at the Council of Tall...

2011-03-08 00:59:00

DUBAI, UAE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since Qatar won the bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, all eyes have been on the Middle East. Qatar will spend up to $86.5 billion on construction and infrastructure in the next 11 years and it is expected that mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) services will be responsible for 25-30% of overall project value. The MEP Qatar 2011 Summit, organized by the International Quality & Productivity Center, will take place from 26 - 29 June...

2011-03-07 02:59:00

DOHA, Qatar, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 1st International Sports Security Conference will take place in Doha, at Aspire Zone on the 9th and 10th March 2011. This event gathers the key decision makers, experts and practitioners in sports integrity and security throughout the World and aims to improve information sharing and to explore best practices and pressing issues in sports security today. The opening speech is by HE Minister of State for Internal Affairs Sheikh Abdullah...

2011-02-28 06:00:00

HASTINGS, Minn., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anytime Fitness LLC, the world's largest co-ed health club chain, announced today its intention to open health clubs in the Middle East, per the terms of an Area Development Agreement with Qatar-based Almuftah Group. The Area Development Agreement will result initially in the opening of three health clubs in the State of Qatar, under the ownership of Almuftah Marketing, a division of the Almuftah Group. The Almuftah Group is a privately...

2011-02-28 00:04:00

DUBAI, UAE, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since securing the 2022 FIFA World Cup(TM), Qatar has generated a great deal of international intrigue and attention. How can this tiny Gulf state deliver a monumental FIFA World Cup? Although much larger countries with existing sporting infrastructure were also in the line-up to win the Bid, Qatar's ambitious plans stunned the world ensuring they finished in first place to host one of the most sought after global sporting events. The man...

2011-02-23 08:29:00

DUBAI, UAE, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months, Qatar's construction and infrastructure industry has provided a focal point of interest for both regional and international consultants and contractors looking to break into this lucrative market. Ashghal, Public Works Authority, have pledged to increase spending to improve the quality and safety of roads in the country with an estimated $20 billion allocated for road projects over the next five years. Qatar has embarked...

2011-01-31 07:56:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative collaboration spearheaded by the British Council breaks new ground today by bringing Arabic performances to a global audience online and for free with the launch of http://www.digitaltheatre.com/gulfstage Gulf Stage provides young people who might never have attended a live performance, but regularly use digital media, the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre - taking theatre to them online. It provides Arabic...

2011-01-20 06:39:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal announced recently the launch of four major road and sewerage projects at a total cost of QR 1.48bn", The Peninsula, 11 January 2011 Qatar's decision to invest US$ 100 billion ahead of the 2022 World Cup has lead to an upsurge of infrastructure projects. Eng. Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, Chairman of Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal has already awarded 2 contracts worth US$ 251.48 million since the...

2010-11-29 06:00:00

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar 2022, the organization bidding to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the first time, today announced that it has over 500,000 fans on its official Facebook page, the highest by far of any nation bidding for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The countries where fans have clicked "like" for Qatar's World Cup bid include Egypt [90,000], Jordan [45,000], Saudi Arabia [38,000], Qatar [31,000], Lebanon [23,000], Palestine [18,000] and...

2010-11-24 11:02:00

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 24 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Research carried out by Grant Thornton, the respected global advisory services firm, has outlined the scale of potential commercial and football development opportunities to FIFA and the global football family if Qatar is awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The research, commissioned by Qatar 2022, confirms that football is the number one sport in the Middle East ,that the region has massive untapped football development potential,...