Amidst the crises brought by the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), institutions and private companies in Qatar are easing up the burden on the community with waived fees and payments for some utilities and rents, at least in the coming months.
Aside from waived fees, local companies are also giving discounted and/or free services to the public. These companies and institutions are easing up the public burden with their collective support for everyone’s welfare.
Barwa Bank postpones finance installments and documentary credits due their SME clients for six months.
Barwa Real Estate Group
Due to current circumstances, the Barwa Real Estate Group has postponed rents for its commercial units (stores, workshops, showrooms and offices) for a period of three months starting April 2020.
In light of the current situation, Careem has extended all its Active Ride Packages until 30 April for passengers with existing package expiring on or before 23 April.
Commercial Bank of Qatar
For further information, please contact your relationship manager.
Cultural Village Foundation – Katara
The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara has exempted all investors and owners of restaurants and cafes from rent and other fees, including electricity and water, until further notice.
Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City is offering up to three months’ rent relief to eligible tenants for the months of April, May and June.
Gulf Warehousing Company
GWC has announced that retail outlet tenants in the Bu Sulba Warehousing Park will be exempted from rent for a period of three months effective 16 March 2020.
In addition, all companies falling under the SME category will receive 15% rent reduction for a period of six months also starting on 16 March.
Hamad Medical Corporation
According to a recent announcement from HMC, non-emergency cases will NOT BE CHARGED at Hamad General Hospital emergency department. HMC has made the clarification on its official social media accounts, although they continue to urge patients to use the Emergency Department ONLY when they have an emergency.
Mall of Qatar
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar has announced that the Industrial Area and Messaied Industrial Zone are exempt from rental obligations for a period of six months, effective 15 March.
Private Engineering Office
The Private Engineering Office has announced that all shops in its traditional markets will be exempted from rents for a period of four months starting April 2020.
Qatar Foundation has waived rental payments for its external SME retail tenants for six months, to support them in overcoming the challenges created by the outbreak.
These businesses are a valued element of the Qatar Foundation community, and of Qatar’s economy as a whole. Through waiving rental payments for the next six months, we are demonstrating that we are determined to help them weather this extremely difficult time, and to contribute to the economic resilience of our nation – because Qatar Foundation will always be, and always do, what Qatar requires.
In addition to the rental waiver, QF is also looking at solutions to support its other commercial partners adversely affected by the COVID-19 situation.
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD)
Talabat announced that they will waive delivery fees nationwide, based on consumers proximity to a restaurant, in support of their restaurant partners and customers, to ease the uncertainty brought by COVID-19.
Using Talabat’s in-app location-based technology, customers will be able to choose free delivery from different restaurants and cuisines nearby via Talabat GO.
Consumers can download the Talabat app from Google Play and Apple App Store.
United Development Company (UDC Qatar)
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