General Travel News

Qatar Airways sponsors 10th Tour of Qatar

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways is proud to be the Official Partner of the Tour of Qatar cycling event, where riders from across the world have come to the capital Doha to participate in the event, now in its 10th year.
The Tour of Qatar has seen the best cyclists in the world, such as Cavendish, Cipollini and McEwen, compete for victory in the Gulf State.


Competing in Doha previously and riding at this year’s event is the record-holding three-time champion, Tom Boonen. The Belgian rider’s record also includes 17 stage wins overall.


“Qatar Airways is delighted to host the world’s top cyclists in Qatar this week and is proud to be associated with this prestigious tour,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.

“This year’s event includes a diverse and impressive stage line-up that I’m sure spectators and the cyclists alike will enjoy. Many people have heard about the Tour de France, but may not know that Qatar has a cycling event of its own. In addition, our national airline of Qatar connects our hub in Doha to the rest of the world.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 94 aircraft to 98 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and North & South America. The latest destination was launched on January 31 to the Belgian capital, Brussels.

By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve over 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of more than 120 aircraft.

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Malay Salambigar

Malay Salambigar

Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

This mosque can accommodate up to 1,000 people and the language of the services is Malay. There is a separate women’s room, parking and wheelchair access. Address: Kg Salambigar, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam  ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Larnaca, Cyprus

It is not really possible to see the whole city within a day, but you can still catch some of the main attractions if you start early and plan accordingly. The Choirokoitia settlement is one of the main places to visit in Larnaca and you can do so if you start very early in the day. The settlement will keep you occupied until lunch time when you can head back to the main city and grab some traditi...

Sultan Hassan Masjid

Sultan Hassan Masjid

Cairo, Egypt

The Madrassa of Sultan Hassan Mosque is a masterpiece of Mamluk architecture and one of the largest in the world. It was commissioned in 1356AD by Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qalaoun for the purpose of establishing a school and mosque that would cater to the four branches of Sunni Islam: Shafi, maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali. Sharia el-Qal'a, Islamic Cairo Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m...

Cisternerne

Cisternerne

Copenhagen, Denmark

A unique museum dedicated to promote modern glass art which includes glass monuments, statues and the like. A striking feature which Forbes pointed out was its unusual place for exhibiting glass work in all of Europe. The museum has two entrances where you will be welcomed by two glass pyramids. Address: Galerie Max Seidenfaden, Pile Alle 55, 2000 Telephone: 33 21 93 10                ...