20 Aug 2017 - 15:54
First four trains of Doha Metro, out of a total 75, arrived at Hamad Port yesterday.
21 Aug 2017 - 1:46
Chairman of the Camel Race Organising Committee, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal Al Thani has extended his thanks to the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for the Emiri gesture to transport the Qatari camels that were in the UAE to Doha by sea via the Sultanate of Oman and to facilitate all procedures until they arrive from the port of Sohar in Oman to Ruwais port in Qatar within two and a half days.
The Chairman of the Camel Race Organising Committee said that so far 204 camels have arrived in Doha and that there are more than 400 are still in Oman. They are expected to arrive in phases in view of the full cooperation between us and our brothers in Oman.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal Al Thani extended his thank to brothers in Oman, especially the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Omani Camel Race Federation headed by Saeed Al Ghafaili, and head of Oman Hockey Federation Abdullah Al Jabri, who coordinated between the Camel Racing Committee in Qatar and the Oman Camel Race Federation, praising the great role played by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Oman, especially the Ambassador of Qatar to the Sultanate Ali bin Fahad Al Hajri.
He added that the transportation of these camels from the UAE to Qatar via Oman was not an easy task, hailing the sincere efforts of the committee members, especially the committee’s representative Khalil bin Nasser Al Shahwani who followed up the transportation of the camels from Oman to Doha.
He added that the attention of the wise leadership and its support for the people of Qatar are admired by all the peoples who envy us for the Emir’s love for his people, as well as his support for the sport of our ancestors.
"Ruwais Port receiving a herd of Qatari camels arriving from the UAE via Sohar Port" Mwani Qatar tweeted on their social media handle.
Many Qatari citizens had lost their camels in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi-led bloc annoucned the illegal blockade on June 5 and barred Qatari citizens to enter the country and Qataris were forced to leave before they could make proper arrangements for their animals or farms. Read stories here and here.