Weather inshore tonight until 6 a.m. on Tuesday will be fine to relatively humid at places, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report. Offshore, it will be slightly dusty, the report added, warning of strong wind and high sea. Wind inshore will be northwesterly at a speed of 4 to 14 knots. Offshore, it will be northwesterly at a speed of 7 to 15 knots reaching 22 knots at places. Visibility will be 4 to 8 kilometers. Sea state inshore will be 2 to 4 feet. Offshore, it will be 2 to 4 feet surging to 7 feet at places. Source
UAE says Abdullah left country 'without any obstruction' but provides no details on his destination The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that an exiled member of Qatar's ruling family who had appeared in a video recording saying that he was being held against his will had left the UAE. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has emerged as a potential Qatari opposition figure after a row erupted last year between Qatar and some fellow Gulf Arab states, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, over allegations that Qatar supports terrorism. Qatar denies the accusation. Qatari media, including Al Jazeera television, carried a video on Sunday of the silver-bearded sheikh Abdullah saying that he was being held against his will after coming to Abu Dhabi as a guest. "I am now in Abu Dhabi as ...
In a move that is sure to make travellers happy, Qatar’s public transportation provider Mowasalat has announced that it has waived Karwa taxi booking and technology service charges with effect from Sunday. Attention: Taxi customers Why wait to Hail? Just Book from the comfort of your location Booking charge fee & technology service charge fee waived now, from 15/07/2018 اعلان: ابتداءا من 15 يوليو، احجز رحلتك القادمة عن طريق تطبيق كروه بدون رسوم حجز اضافية أو رسوم تقنية pic.twitter.com/ikeFGRJ58v — Mowasalat Qatar (@Mowasalat_QAT) July 14, 2018 The company made the announcement and also posted an explanatory taxi receipt highlighting the changes in the fare structure, reported Gulf Times. The technology service charge of QR1 had been introduced in February, 2018. Tel
WORLD Cup 2022 host Qatar could be forced to cancel the tournament as arch-enemy Saudi Arabia steps up its military threat. Experts believe the possibility of terror attacks, further corruption or even war make the country "too risky" for a World Cup. Qatar is in the middle of a diplomatic crisis after several neighbouring Arab nations cut off diplomatic relations. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have withdrawn ambassadors and imposed trade and travel bans with Qatar. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with plans to dig a canal on the border with Qatar - transforming the tiny golf state into an isolated island. The so-called Salwa Canal project will see a 200m wide, 15-20m deep water barrier between the two countries. Riyadh has even announced planned to dum...
Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has changed the outlook on Qatar’s long-term issuer ratings to stable from negative and affirmed the long-term issuer and foreign-currency senior unsecured debt ratings at Aa3. Moody’s said in a statement yesterday that the key driver of the outlook change to stable is Moody’s assessment that Qatar can withstand the economic, financial and diplomatic blockade by the three neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Egypt in its current form, or with possible further restrictions, for an extended period of time without a material deterioration of the sovereign’s credit profile. This assessment is in part based on evidence of broad resilience of Qatar’s credit metrics to the economic and financial blockade over the past 13 months. Ac
The defection of an Emirati prince to Qatar has provided a rare glimpse into tensions among the rulers of the United Arab Emirates and added an awkward complication to its feud with Qatar, its regional rival. The prince, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah, one of the smaller and less wealthy of the seven monarchies that form the United Arab Emirates. Until recently, he ran Fujairah’s pro-government media operation. Early on the morning of May 16, Sheikh Rashid unexpectedly turned up at the airport in Doha, the capital of Qatar, asking for asylum. He told Qatari officials that he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich city-state that dominates the U.A.E., as Sheikh Rashid and a Qatari close t
The Advisory Council which met yesterday with Speaker H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud in the chair, referred a draft law for establishing workers’ support and insurance fund to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for consideration and report thereon to the Council. The Advisory Council continued consideration of its agenda, discussing a draft law establishing the fund. Under the draft law a fund named “Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund” is to be established, and shall have independent legal personality and budget and will be under the Council of Ministers. The fund’s aim is to provide the necessary financial resources to support and insure the workers and to pay their dues decided by the Dispute Resolution Committees. The fund’s resources include 60% from t
Motorists need to be careful as blowing dust might reduce the visibility of less than 1,000 metres. Fog and mist covered Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and others parts of the UAE causing extremely low visibility on the roads. pic.twitter.com/17NfGz33IX — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 15 February 2018 pic.twitter.com/oSzyMRoONY — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 15 February 2018 The NCMS warns about fog and low Thursday visibility of less than 1,000 meters, mostly in coastal areas. Earlier, the NCM warned residents of strong winds, dust storms and light rain in some parts of UAE. pic.twitter.com/hgprt9hg7o — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 14 February 2018 #المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد #أمطار_الخير شارع يبسا - الفجيرة #هواة_الطقس #أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصا
Qatar declared it ‘abolished’ the Kafala system in December 2016, instituting a contract-based system in its place. In the last few months, thousands of expatriates have attempted to change jobs, taking advantage of new regulations that stipulate workers don’t need their current employer’s permission to change jobs at the end of contract period. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template in pic) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template above) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. Some expatriates who recently changed jobs told Migrant-Rights.org that the process is not as straightforward as promised. Due to fear of penalisation, their names are withheld. Qatar, like th
10 must know things about the amended labour law A few amendments to the Law No 21 of 2015 were issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the form of Law No. 21 of 2015 meant for the regulation of entry, exit and the residence of expats. Following are the highlights of the amended law: 1. The amended law gives expat workers the the right to exit the country for vacation, in case of any urgent circumstance, or any other purpose after informing the recruiter, according to the employment contract. 2. Expat workers can leave the country before the expiry of the employment contract after duly informing their employer. 3. In a scenario where an employer objects to the departure of the expat worker from the country, the expat worker has the right to approach the exit p...