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Civic ministry readies beaches for Eid

Civic ministry readies beaches for Eid

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has prepared a number of beaches across the country for visitors of all categories, including labourers, during the upcoming Eid holidays.

Visitors upset by left-over waste on beaches

Visitors upset by left-over waste on beaches

Left-over charcoal, plastic bottles and other waste thrown by irresponsible beach-goers have been polluting some of Qatar’s pristine beaches.

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

Oil has washed up on at least two dozen beaches in the south of France following a collision between two cargo ships near Corsica some two weeks ago, according to local authorities and media reports.

Hot weather fails to put a damper on Eid festivities

Hot weather fails to put a damper on Eid festivities

People wanting to enjoy the Eid al-Adha holidays closer to nature had a lot to choose from.

Thailand trying to track down crocodile off Phuket island

Thailand trying to track down crocodile off Phuket island

The evasive reptile was first seen near Rawai beach about a week ago but has resurfaced in multiple locations near the beaches on the Andaman Sea.

Qatar Airways to use A330 aircraft for Seychelles service

Qatar Airways to use A330 aircraft for Seychelles service

The award-winning airline is also preparing to celebrate its one-year anniversary of flying to the Seychelles later this year.

Beaches in Phuket closed due to heavy rain

Beaches in Phuket closed due to heavy rain

All beaches in Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket have been closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall, strong winds and high tidal waves, officials said on Thursday.

MME teams clean beaches, remove waste

MME teams clean beaches, remove waste

Safar Mubarak al-Shafi, director of the department, pointed out that the department has formed a number of teams spread around the country’s beaches to clean them, as such efforts go on around the clock during the holidays.

Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill

Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill

Hong Kong coast was coated with rancid-smelling sticky white clumps of the oil as it washed in on Sunday, with 11 beaches still closed to swimmers on Monday at the height of a summer heatwave.

Hong Kong beaches closed after palm oil spill

Hong Kong beaches closed after palm oil spill

Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend were closed in Hong Kong on Sunday due to a palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters.

Residents celebrate Eid outdoors with great fanfare

Residents celebrate Eid outdoors with great fanfare

Beaches, outdoor venues huge attractions Al Khor Park, Katara, Souq Waqif among favourite spots

Animal carcasses, waste cleared from Qatar's beaches

Animal carcasses, waste cleared from Qatar's beaches

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) Public Cleaning Department has spotted a number of animal carcasses on the eastern and western beaches of the country, during daily cleaning works.