Topic: Doha

Three GCC countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Three GCC member states have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain have all severed relations with Qatar amid allegations that the country is destabilising the Middle East through its support for terrorist organisations. Egypt, which is not a … More

B+H Architects discuss inspiration behind new Doha Institute campus

The incubation of new ideas lies at the heart of innovation – whether it be an alternative approach to dealing with social and political issues or the invention of a high-tech sustainable vehicle. A t this one million square feet campus, the Doha … More

Alejandro Aravena wins competition to design Art Mill cultural centre in Doha

Chilean Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena‘s architecture firm Elemental has won an international competition to design the Art Mill museum on the historic waterfront of Doha. An international jury announced the selection of Elemental from an eight-strong shortlist, based on their strategies for the … More

GAJ expands Qatar operation

Dubai-based design firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) is focusing on Qatar as the country continues to invest in its infrastructure. The company’s plan includes the appointment of a business development manager to overseeing its Doha operation and team in a bid to forge … More

In pictures: Images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art showcases complex geometries

New York-based photographer Yeugi ‘Jazzy’ Li has releases a series of images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art which opened in Doha, Qatar in 2008. The photographs depict the intricate geometry of the building’s architecture and interiors. The museum is situated on … More

Doha third in the GCC as Global City of the Future

Doha ranks third in A. T. Kearney’s latest report, ‘Global Cities of the Future, a GCC Perspective’. The report was developed for the World Government Summit 2017, with criteria including infrastructure mega-projects, capacity to host large political conferences and investment in education and … More

The Riyal Deal

Is Qatar putting its money where its mouth is? Doha is becoming a destination of interest from different perspectives. Potential jobseekers see opportunities to settle there, while a minority visit as tourists. Perhaps all visitors, specifically those who have stayed in Dubai can’t … More