Category Archives: Living in Qatar

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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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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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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Language Barriers

English is the lingua franca of Qatar so if you don’t speak Arabic, this should in no way deter you from considering a move here.  That is not to say, however, that issues with language don’t occur, in fact, I’d … Read More »

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Home Sweet Home

After obtaining a Residence Permit (RP), finding a place to live is usually the second most important priority when moving to Qatar.  Some people may be lucky enough to avoid this hassle and have accommodation provided by their employer but … Read More »

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Just Watch Out for Camels Crossing the Road

For getting around in Qatar a car is pretty much your only option.  Most people own or rent their cars while some get by with having a personal driver take them places.  There is a good metered taxi service (Karwa) … Read More »

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