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QATAR UNIVERSITY (QU) has set up a joint committee with the College of Arts and Sciences to collect the narratives on the daily lives of Qataris during the 1950s and 1960s. This QU-led initiative aims to fill the gap left by the lack of written records about this era. Maryam Al Thani, Section Head of Reference and Information Services at Qatar University Library, said that Qataris and others who lived in the country during those years can email their stories to library.events@qu.edu and can do so anonymously if they wish. qu.edu.qa


QATAR RAIL, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (NME), announced the start of a Green Metro tree-planting initiative on World Earth Day 2021. This campaign will see Doha Metro plant a tree for every five million customer journeys made until World Earth Day 2030 to raise awareness for the environment. qr.com.qa


QATAR AIRWAYS HOLIDAYS now offers quarantine-free holiday packages to the Maldives, Istanbul, and Tbilisi to Qatari citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Travellers who book a holiday using this offer will not have to quarantine at their chosen destination nor upon returning to Qatar. To qualify, they must show proof of getting the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine no more than six months and no less than two weeks before their return to Qatar. Passengers interested in this offer should book by 12th July 2021. Visit the website to learn more. qatarairwaysholidays.com


OOREDOO launched a mobile 5G WiFi device by Huawei, the Huawei 5G WiFi Pro. The device, which promises professional quality portable mobile WiFi, can be used with 4G smartphones and tablets, allowing them to run on a super-speedy 5G network. The device can operate at a speed of up to 1.65 gigabytes per second and comes with a chargeable 4000mAh Battery and an 18W “FastCharge” system. ooredoo.qa

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