The Peninsula, one of the leading English dailies in Qatar, was launched in 1996. In the past 25 years, The Peninsula has been successfully providing our readers extensive news coverage from around the world with a primary focus on life in Qatar.
What started as a digital copy of the print version has now a life of its own and is one of the top websites in Qatar regardless of the genre or language.
With over 65 million pageviews in 2020, thepeninsula.qa (thepeninsulaqatar.com), we can proudly say, is the top news website – in both English and Arabic – in Qatar.
Last year we had over 8.5 million users visit our website and good majority of the visitors are from Qatar, making us a very hyper local website.
Now with the new look and features we hope our readers will find our website more useful and informative.
And to top it all we were picked as the third best news website in the Middle East in 2017 by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
The Peninsula digital space, which includes our award-winning website and our social media platforms, has made a name for itself among the Qatar residents and citizens by reporting accurate news in a timely manner for decades. The engagement by users on our social media handles are a testimony for this fact.
Unlike many new age digital media, we are always careful to verify the information from official sources and be responsible for what we put out on our various channels.
Be the authentic voice of Qatar and reflect its true ethos and dynamism. To produce quality media that satisfies the diversified need of Qatari society through objective evaluation and covering local, regional and global news.
Provides extensive sharpest news coverage, incisive analyses and trenchant commentary from around the world, but with firm roots and primary focus on life in Qatar.
We are, and committed to remain, Qatar’s newspaper of choice that presents the complexities of the global village in the world of internet and round the clock news channels with great élan.
Chairman: DR. KHALID BIN THANI AL THANI
Editor in chief: DR. KHALID MUBARAK AL-SHAFI