Author Archives: Alexandria Lipka

About Alexandria Lipka

Alexandria is the Lab Manager of a small biotechnology company based in Doha, Qatar. She was born and raised in the United States, where she received her undergraduate degree, before moving to the United Kingdom to work and further her studies. After 10 years in a rainy, grey London, she decided she might like living in the desert.

How to find a job in Qatar*

Hi everyone, If you’ve just happened to find this blog or have been here before, I’d like to explain what this is all about. This is a blog about living and working in Qatar which I used to update regularly … Read More »

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The Beginning of the End

Well, the holy month of Ramadan began a little over a week ago and that means shorter working hours for most, no wine with my meals out, shops that are only open in the evenings and empty roads making my … Read More »

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Jobs Sites/Looking for Work in Qatar

As with my previous post, I thought I’d address the question of finding a job in Qatar because I’ve also been asked frequently how one should go about doing this.  I moved to Doha with a job and contract secured, … Read More »

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Cost of Living

I’ve been getting asked a lot about how much things cost here or what is/isn’t a good salary or something like ‘I’ve been offered a position paying xxx amount, will this be enough to live on in Qatar?’, etc so … Read More »

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Cheques and Balances

Apologies for not posting more sooner but I have gotten a great response from my last post in which I asked if you had any questions about living and working in Qatar.  I have answered a fair few and I’d … Read More »

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What Would You Like to Know?

I’ve have a few posts brewing in my big pot of ‘Working in Qatar’ posts but I’m just wondering if there are any topics that I haven’t covered that people interested in hearing about? I’ve gotten a fair amount of … Read More »

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Holidays and Vacation in Qatar

The second Tuesday of February has officially been declared a public holiday, ‘Sports Day’ in Qatar.  Activities are planned around the entire country and I’ve got the day off.  Sports day was a last minute announcement by the Emir in … Read More »

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Around Town

So, what is there to do for fun in Doha?  How easy or difficult it is to make friends in Qatar? Life is what you make of it, as the saying goes, and this motto definitely holds true around here.  … Read More »

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Employment Packages

Qatar has been a bit of a hot topic recently with several major events placing it centre stage in the world’s media.  For the most part, the press has been good and an increasing number of people are starting to … Read More »

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Research Funding

The Qatar Foundation (QF) was established in 1995 by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.  It is a private, chartered, non-profit organization with the objective of shifting Qatar from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy.  QF … Read More »

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