Gulf Times - Abu-Samra
Mercury level set to rise

Mercury level set to rise

The heat is on in the country as the mercury level is expected to touch 45C in Abu Samra and 43C in Doha on Thursday, the Qatar Met department’s weather report shows.

Alert Customs officials foil attempts to smuggle drugs

Alert Customs officials foil attempts to smuggle drugs

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has seized 23kg of the illicit drug marijuana in addition to 4,704 illicit narcotic pills through different operations at the various entry points of Qatar.

Heat spell to continue in Qatar on Saturday

Heat spell to continue in Qatar on Saturday

Another hot day with a maximum temperature of 44C in Abu Samra has been forecast for Saturday by the Met department.

Sunday records lowest ever temperature

Sunday records lowest ever temperature

The lowest ever temperature – 1.5C – in Qatar’s history was recorded in Abu Samra early Sunday, the weather office said. The previous record was set way back in 1964, when the temperature had dropped to 3.8C in Mesaieed, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD).

Public Prosecution office at HIA to collect fines

Public Prosecution office at HIA to collect fines

The Public Prosecution has opened an office at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) to process the transactions of departing passengers and enable them to pay fines they have incurred.

Saudi walkathon adventurer wraps up Qatar leg

Saudi walkathon adventurer wraps up Qatar leg

Saudi adventurer Nasser Mohamed Al Jarallah al-Qahtani, who is on a mission to walk through the GCC countries, has concluded his Qatar leg, which started at Abu Samra Land Post and finished at Souq Waqif in Doha.

Man gets life sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs

Man gets life sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for attempting to smuggle some 22kg of hashish into the country.

Abu Samra border sees 523,160 visitor arrivals in 6 months

Abu Samra border sees 523,160 visitor arrivals in 6 months

Total visitor arrivals at the Abu Samra border reached 523,160 in six months up to June, figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) show.

Temporary closure on part of Salwa Road

Temporary closure on part of Salwa Road

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary closure, in co-ordination with the Traffic Department, on a part of Salwa Road on June 30 and July 1 ...

Stretch of Salwa Road to be closed on two nights

Stretch of Salwa Road to be closed on two nights

Ashghal will temporarily close four lanes on Salwa Road between Rawdat Rashed (No. 29) and Mesaieed (No.24) interchanges on Friday and Saturday to install dynamic message signs.

Scattered rain expected in some areas

Scattered rain expected in some areas

Some parts of Qatar may receive light scattered rain on Sunday, the Met department has said. Messaied, Abu Samra and Dukhan are among the places where it may rain on Sunday.

Winds cause damage to workers accommodations near Abu Samra border

Winds cause damage to workers accommodations near Abu Samra border

Strong winds that lashed the country late in the evening on Thursday have damaged a number of workers accommodations and shaded car parking facilities.