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Katara announces new partnership with Commercial Bank of Qatar – AME Info

Posted by Nadeen El AjouSunday, May 06 – 2012 at 09:58 UAE local time (GMT+4) Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of AME Info FZ LLC / 4C. About Katara – The Cultural VillageSituated on the eastern coast of Doha, Katara – The Cultural Village is an integrated cultural landmark which possesses the character of a historic and inspirational breeding ground for arts and culture in Qatar.The village is built on 1,000,000 square meters, its interconnecting pathways and creatively placed buildings constructed to resemble Al Fareej, an ancient Qatari alley.Attractions offered by Katara – The Cultural Village include an open amphitheatre, an opera house, a cinema which can double as a drama theatre, a multi-purpose hall, handicrafts souq, book stall, and beach, in addition to a rich variety of international cuisine.Several locally based NGOs, including Algannas Society, Childhood Cultural Center, Qatar Fine Arts Society, Qatar Photographic Society, Qatar Society for Engineers, and Visual Art Center, currently operate in Katara – The Cultural Village.By hosting entertaining and informative festivals, exhibitions, forums, and other cultural events, Katara – The Cultural Village accentuates Doha’s globally recognized position as the capital of Arab culture.About CommercialbankCommercialbank has total assets of QR69.9bn as at 31 March 2012. As a full service commercial bank, the Bank offers a full range of corporate, retail, and investment banking services as well as owning and operating exclusive Diners Club franchises in Qatar and Oman. [...]

Bahrain Race Defies Protests – Wall Street Journal

By ALEX DELMAR-MORGAN DOHA, Qatar—A huge security presence allowed Bahrain’s Formula One grand prix to proceed without incident Sunday, although clashes between protesters seeking to halt the event and police beset villages ringing the capital. [...]