Advertising Media & Trade Promotion


Many advertising practices and strategies are familiar to Qatari firms. The most common forms of advertising are media announcements, billboards, and flyers. Local distributors generally develop advertising strategies in coordination with their principals. Several private advertising firms are equipped to handle promotional activities.

Most newspapers in Qatar, including three Arabic and two English dailies, have a large readership. These include the following:

Arabic:
Al-Sharq
P.O. Box 3488, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4455-7777
Fax: (974) 4455-7760
Email: info@al-sharq.com
Website: http://www.al-sharq.com

Al-Watan
P.O. Box 22345, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4466-1248
Fax: (974) 4466-4206
Email: alwatan@qatar.net.qa
Website: http://www.al-watan.com

Al-Raya
P.O. Box 533, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4446-6618 / 4446-6619
Fax: (974) 4432- 0080
Email: editor@raya.com
Website: http://www.raya.com

Al-Arab
P.O. Box 22612, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4499-7333
Fax: (974) 4499-7417 / 4467-8973
Email: alarab@alarab.com.qa
Website: http://www.alarab.com.qa

English:
Gulf Times
P.O. Box 533, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4446-6609
Fax: (974) 4441-8811
Email: editor@gulf-times.com
Website: http://www.gulf-times.com

The Peninsula
P.O. Box 3488, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4455-7728 / 52
Fax: (974) 4455-7758
Email: info@pen.com.qa
Website: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

Qatar Tribune
P.O. Box 23493, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4442-2077 / 44666810 / 44554333
Fax: (974) 4441-6790
Email: editor@qatar-tribune.com
Website: http://www.qatar-tribune.com/

The state-owned Qatar Radio and Television Corporation operates Qatar Television (QTV) and the radio station Qatar Broadcasting Service (QBS). QTV, comprising Arabic and English channels, broadcasts pre-recorded commercials. QBS also carries advertisements. The locally operated pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera receives some public funding but is independently owned and operated. It also broadcasts advertising for local and regional companies and products. There are no private radio stations.

Qatar Broadcasting Service (QBS)
P.O. Box 1414, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4849-4222
Fax: (974) 4482-2888

Qatar Television
P.O. Box 1944, Doha, State of Qatar
Phone: (974) 4486-4575
Fax: (974) 4486-4511

Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel with seven operational channels: Al-Jazeera Live, Al- Jazeera, Al-Jazeera Children, Al-Jazeera Sports 1 English and Al-Jazeera Documentary
P.O. Box 23123, Doha
Phone: (974) 4489-7446 or 4489-7451
Fax: (974) 4489-7472
Website: http://www.aljazeera.net/e-marketing-eng/