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GCC Crisis Updates Week 16 — Emir gives speech at UNGA, condemns blockade

In this week's updates, His Highness the Emir gave a speech at the UNGA 2017 and condemned the blockade. Qatar also signed 2 major deals with the UK and Turkey. Click here for more! 

UAE shows solidarity with KSA for Saudi National Day, changes network name

The United Arab Emirates telecom services switched their usual names from Du and Etisalat to show solidarity with Saudi Arabia for their National Day. Read on to find out more.

ILQuiz: Can you build your dream living room with IKEA Qatar for under QR 2,500?

On this week’s ILQuiz we’re bringing you a very special edition! We’ve partnered with IKEA Qatar to showcase some of their new, reduced priced items from the 2018 IKEA Catalogue – and to test your sense of thriftiness! Click here to see if you can design your space for under QR 2,500!

5 key messages from HH the Emir's speech at the UNGA 2017

Did you miss His Highness the Emir's speech at the UN General Assembly last night? Here is a summary of some of the main topics he discussed! 

LATEST: Trump meets with Emir, believes GCC crisis can be solved quickly

US President Donald Trump meets with Qatari Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in New York to discuss the GCC crisis. 

Puttin’ on The Ritz: The ultimate staycation at the newly-renovated Ritz-Carlton, Doha!

Long a mainstay as one of Qatar’s top-tier hoteliers, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has been a bastion of tradition. Now, the property unveils its newly-renovated heart and soul, with upgraded rooms/décor, delectably inspired food and beverage options, and a luxury spa two years in the making. ILQ checked in for a staycation to remember. Click here to read more!


New official website highlights Qatar's position & calls for dialogue in GCC crisis

A new official website by the Government Communications Office of Qatar emphasizes Qatar's position in the crisis and shares information regarding the blockade. 

Hunters of the sky: Qatar’s falconry tradition

With the first International Falcons and Hunting Festival underway this week at Katara from September 20-24, 2017, ILQ has partnered with Laura Wrede, conservation advocate and one of Qatar’s first female falconers, on the first in a two-part series exploring the traditions of this ancient hunting practice. Click here to read on!

QToons explores the dark side of social media in Qatar

If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind our picture-perfect lives on Instagram, then this is the QToons edition for you, as Temsa7 comics’ Abdulaziz Yousef explores the rift between the real and the fake in our social media-obsessed society. Click here to view!

In The Glow Qatar: How to stay fashionable and ethical at the same time...

Ever wondered about the baggage that comes with fast-fashion? As our clothing gets cheaper, the environmental and social cost of the lower price-tag increases! So to all those Doha fashionistas who are conscious of this, it’s imperative we pay attention to the consequences of our fashion choices. Click here to learn more!


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