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ILQ’s complete guide to what changes during Ramadan

The holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is an auspicious time throughout the Muslim world. In Qatar, with it’s large expat population, this means that people from many diverse walks of life have the opportunity to share in and experience its traditions. For those who are experiencing Ramadan in Qatar for the first time, ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik brings you some insights on what you need to know when it comes to elements of daily life that change throughout the Holy Month.

Things To Do in Doha: May 28 - June 4

Ramadan Kareem! Check out ILQ's event listings for the first week of Ramadan! We guarantee they'll be worth your while! Read on to find out more! 

Everything you need to know about Qatar’s new Khalifa International Stadium

The National Stadium is one of Doha’s best-known landmarks. On Friday, May 19, 2017, it was ‘re-inaugurated’ as the first of the 2022 World Cup venues to be completed, prior to hosting the 2017 Emir Cup Final. ILQ’s sports analyst Peter van Meer talks us through the numerous improvements that make Khalifa International Stadium Qatar’s first World Cup venue.

Startup of the Week: Bothayna Designs uses Khaleeji culture to create unique products

ILQ’s newest segment ‘Startup of the Week’ kicked off last week. This new series aims to highlight Qatari startups and highlight their cool concepts and initiatives! This week we’re highlighting Bothayna Designs, a homegrown business that uses local design elements in everyday products! Read on to find out more! 

IWED wraps up five days of bridal showcases

The 10th edition of IWED, the GCC’s première bridal exhibition was held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from May 18-22, 2017, and brought together brides-to-be, bridal designers, wedding planners, suppliers, jewellery exhibits, fashion enthusiasts, and visitors who were entertained by daily fashion shows, and hair and makeup tutorials, with the latest wedding inspirations.  ILQ’s In The Glow resident fashionista Renata Menegaz has the inside scoop. 

All the way from ‘Down Under’: Rare Australian opals on display in Doha!

Invaluable, precious opals have been brought over to Doha from the South Australian Museum, showcasing another side of Australian heritage and culture. The star of the show, the ‘Virgin Rainbow’ opal, is valued at over AUD 1 million - that’s QR 2.7 million! Read on to find out more about the exhibition!


The ILQ Test Drive checks out the hype over Fidget Spinners!


In the sixteenth episode of the ILQ Test Drive, the team plays around with the trending gadget, the fidget spinners! Watch the video and find out more!

Ramadan.qa: Your complete guide to Ramadan in Qatar!

With the start of the Holy Month coming up this weekend, ILQ is proud to announce the launch of this year’s Ramadan.qa website – the official site of Ramadan in Qatar. Want to learn more, click here and make our sister site your trusty guide to the Holy Month!

HBO show ‘Veep’ showcases factual inaccuracies about Qatar in latest episode

The popular satirical American show ‘Veep’ featured our very own Qatar in their latest episode titled, ‘Qatar.’ Despite the shoutout on a highly watched and rated HBO show, Veep makes a number of stereotyped assumptions and racist remarks about Qataris and Qatar in general. Read on to find out more! 

18 Ways Ashghal’s New E-Services Will Make Your Life Easier

In a recent bid to improve the way individuals and businesses access its services, Ashghal Public Works Authority, is rolling ahead with a Customer Service Excellence Program that aims to facilitate a simpler process submitting requests, applications, and permits through its upgraded online portal. Click here to read on and find out more!


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