GCC Crisis

100 days into GCC crisis: Five things Qatar has achieved

It’s been 100 days since the GCC crisis began. Here’s how Qatar paved its way to becoming more self-sufficient and united. Read on to find out more!

#QatarEvents: Hamad Port Inauguration Ceremony With The Emir!

A peek inside the new Hamad Port inauguration!


The new Hamad Port is one of the largest shipping ports in the Middle East and it officially opened on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the presence of HH The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Check out the footage from the inauguration ceremony here!

UAE propaganda strike against Qatar disguised as London conference

How the Qatar Global Security & Stability Conference is actually a propaganda vehicle orchestrated by the UAE government to further the Qatar opposition agenda of the blockading states. Click here to learn more. 


False claims of checkpoints & protests in Qatar circulate in UAE

New developments in the GCC crisis’ media campaign against Qatar saw UAE-based broadcaster DMI – Dubai TV air false allegations of clashes with protesters and checkpoints across Qatar as a result of speculated unrest. Click here to learn more.

Dispatches from Dubai: I stand with Qatar but I'm not allowed to say it

One UAE resident speaks out on the extent and impact of the media campaign against Qatar in the second installment of our exclusive Dispatches from Dubai op-ed series. Click here to read more!

How Qataris handled the Siege - Teaser

QTips Season 4 teaser: How Qataris handled the siege!


More than two months into the siege that is the GCC crisis, Mr. Q and The Qatari Guy have resorted to desperate measures to keep putting out the awesome QTips content you know and love! Click here for some laughs! 

Are banks with Qatari ties being boycotted in the UAE?

A report published today in the Financial Times, states financial institutions in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi are allegedly boycotting banks with ties to Qatar. Click here for more. 

Dispatches from Dubai: What I miss most about flying Qatar Airways

As the ongoing embargo against Qatar continues by the Saudi-led bloc of nations, it isn’t only travelers in Qatar feeling the sting of re-routed flight paths and fare hikes as a result. In an editorial submission exclusive to ILQ, one Dubai-based resident and former Qatar expat, expresses what she misses most about flying with Qatar Airways since the GCC crisis began. Click here to read more!

Qatar Social: Where the best minds in digital media go to meet

One nation, many minds, a single platform – digital. Welcome to the biggest gathering of social media influencers, digital media startups, content creators, journalists, and bloggers that Qatar’s ever seen. This is Qatar Social. And we’ll be streaming it live on our ILQ Facebook page this Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. Click here for all the details!

The real truth about what's happening in Qatar

We've translated and sub-titled a clip from an Egyptian television interview with an Egyptian expatriate currently living in Qatar that paints a very different picture about life in Qatar this week after the recent diplomatic fallout. It's important that we as a community share these stories of truth with so much misinformation being spread. Click here to watch the video.