Qatar Weekly News Review Thur 24th March

Qatar Weekly News Review Thur 24th March

Here’s a recap of this week’s top news stories in Qatar, brought to you by Marhaba, the ultimate guide to Qatar.

Starting with last Friday when it was announced that masks are no longer needed for students aged 12 and below. Students aged 12 years and under are no longer required to wear face masks in all public and private schools and kindergartens in Qatar, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has said, while allowing those who wish to wear masks to continue to do so.

Saturday and the front page of the Gulf Times carries the story that Qatar and the United States are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. The US embassy in Doha has underscored the strong and deep-rooted relations between Qatar and the US, marking the two countries 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

On Sunday it was announced that creative industry leaders and trailblazers in Qatar and from across the globe will gather in Doha from March 25 to 31 for the latest edition of #QatarCreates.

A dynamic national movement that promotes and celebrates Qatar’s diverse cultural scene and boosts the creative economy through exchange, dialogue and collaboration within the fields of art, architecture, fashion, design, and digital culture.

On to Monday and Germany to expedite long term purchase of LNG from Qatar was the Gulf Times headline.

Tuesday and applications for the FIFA Qatar 2022 volunteer programme are now open.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced the launch of the Volunteer Programme during a glittering ceremony at Katara Amphitheatre the previous day.

Yesterday now and 800 consumer goods to be sold at reduced prices for Ramadan. In a post on social media, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the following goods constitute the most important family requirements during Ramadan:

Flour and its products, cereals and cornflakes, yoghurt and dairy products, powdered and condensed milk, cheese, juice, ghee, yeast, salt, edible and cooking oils, honey, sugar, coffee and related products, dates, mineral and bottled water, tin foil (aluminium), paper napkins, washing powder, trash bags, and pastries and pasta.

And in this morning’s news Qatar launches accommodation and Hayya Card websites for the World Cup.

After purchasing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tickets fans should apply for a Hayya Card   which will  be mandatory to attend matches. The Hayya Card will provide a number of benefits including free public transport for ticket holders on match days. It will also act as an entry permit to Qatar for international visitors. And fans from outside Qatar can now book accommodation via the dedicated ‘host country accommodation portal’ which will offer various options throughout the year such as apartments, villas, and cruise ship cabins.

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