Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) launched a new online platform, Qatar Events Diary ‘OnQatar’, that will serve as the most comprehensive source of information for all events and activities taking place in Qatar.

The bilingual website and its interactive smart phone application will provide users with up-to-date information of all types of events happening in the country.

Director of Marketing and Promotions at QTA, Rashed Al Qurese, said:

The launch of the ‘OnQatar’ is part of a series of measures QTA adopted to enhance Qatar’s position as a preferred tourism destination in the region. Citizens, residents, and tourists will be kept up-to-date with the full programme of activities and events in Qatar…With Qatar now experiencing a new stage of development that will pave the way for long years of outstanding achievements, it was necessary to provide a real and effective platform enabling the public to know what events are happening now and what is being planned for the future. This will certainly make it easier for people to participate in activities and also facilitate the promotion of these activities locally, regionally and internationally.’

‘OnQatar’ allows event organisers to add events and activities under nine categories: Art and culture, business, education, entertainment, fashion, food, healthcare, charity and religion, and sports.

QTA also launched the ‘OnQatar’ mobile application that will show all updates to the main website and allow easy access to the events calendar through smartphones. The bilingual Arabic-English application will be available to download on all IOS- and Android-enabled mobile devices. The new application will provide information about all activities and events lined up for the month or the year, including how people can take part in the event, make bookings and buy tickets. It will also provide detailed maps to help locate the events.

The new website is available from today. The application is also available for free download.