Qatar News

Doha’s Shehzad Bhanji and his journey to Rolling Stone

With the release of his latest album Profound Beginnings in March, to the launch of his Qatar-filmed music video for his new single ‘Till We Meet Again’, rock guitarist Shehzad Bhanji is turning heads with his music – most recently catching the ear of iconic music magazine Rolling Stone. ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik sat down with Bhanji to learn more about the self-taught musician’s musical journey.

Can you pass our Ramadan knowledge test?

Do you know everything there is to know about the Holy Month? What does the word ‘Ramadan’ mean? Or, what’s the answer to the ultimate question of Ramadan? How well do you know your cycles of the moon? Click here for ILQ’s fun facts about Ramadan – you may just learn something new!

MBG - The one Qatari dish you have to make this Ramadan!

MBG Iftar: The one Qatari dish you have to make this Ramadan!


On this week’s special Ramadan episode of our food series with Mama Baba Ganoush, we head into the kitchen for a Qatari cooking master-class as Aisha from QTips welcomes us into her home for iftar! Can you guess what we’re making? Click here and watch our video!

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.

Win an Iftar for 2 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha courtesy of ILQ & Zomato!

So in case you hadn’t heard, there’s a lot shakin’ between ILQ and Zomato Qatar! We’re super excited to announce our new content-sharing partnership with Zomato Qatar, and to celebrate the ILQ and Zomato teams put together this fun little video with the help of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha! Also – you can win an Iftar for 2 from The Ritz, so what're you waiting for? Give us a click to enter!

How your mobile phone is shaping Qatar’s future…

Qatar's burgeoning population brings with it an increase in the amount of telecommunications both required, and met. This is only half the story though –  in an exclusive interview with Mohamed Al Sadah, the COO of Vodafone Qatar, ILQ’s Peter van Meer learns a surprising truth: every time you use your mobile, you’re helping to shape this country's future. Sound far-fetched? Read on...

Ramadan working hours for the public sector officially announced

Want to know how long the working day will be for those in the public sector this Ramadan? Give us a click here!


InterContinental Doha The City launches its Pink October campaign!

October is the international Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the InterContinental Doha The City kicks off their Pink October campaign with a host of activities to raise awareness about breast cancer in Qatar. Click here to read more!



Qatar Airways celebrates its 20th anniversary with the Red Arrows!

The British Royal Air Force’s top display team, the Red Arrows, flew in formation over Qatar alongside a Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350 aircraft as thousands of people watched and joined in the celebrations to mark a major milestone for Qatar’s award-winning national flag carrier! Click here to learn more. 


Strategic partnership announced between Careem and Ooredoo

Ooredoo Shahry Smart and Qatarna plan customers will now receive discounted rides from Careem Qatar the two companies announced this week. Click here to learn more!