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Qatar Families

Qatar Families

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Qatar Families

Welcome to Qatar Families!

Living in Qatar can be amazing for you and your family. In this section we explore in detail the many family guides you can follow as you make Qatar your home away from home. From activities, to finance, money and wealth, to tips, and other helpful bits of information to help family life... we have them all here.

  • First Mental Health Clinic for Pregnant Women Opens in Qatar

    The Sidra Medical and Research Centre has opened Qatar’s first Women’s Perinatal Mental Healthcare Clinic to help new mothers.

  • Celebrating the Wisdom of Money-Wise Mums

    Our first lessons in life about finances generally come from our parents and when it comes to being money-savvy, it is Mum we need to thank. Research has shown she holds the purse strings and teaches us the difference between ‘want’ and ‘need’, while Dad dishes out the pocket money. Senior Wealth Manager for Her Finance and Mother of four grown children Debbie Younie shares her top tips on laying strong financial foundations, right from the start.

  • Review: IV Vitamin Therapy at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

    It’s a treatment that has become increasingly popular thanks to celebs and their health fads, so our Editor tried it out for herself to see the benefits of having one…

  • Your Private Wealth Boutique

    Her Finance is a wealth advisory focused on empowering you with the knowledge and know-how to make informed decisions that will take care of every aspect of your financial life. We’ll teach you to love your finances. And you’ll learn it’s not complicated to reach your goals.

  • A Bespoke Approach to Eye Rejuvenation Treatment

    Eyes are known as the “windows to the soul”. Unfortunately, they are also one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. As we age the muscles around the eye begin to relax causing the lower eyelids to appear baggy and the upper eyelids to droop, whilst dark hollow circles and bags under the eyes can develop along with ‘crow’s feet’ and lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Ageing signs around the eyes are hard to hide, and they make you look fatigued and older than you should.

  • Dress Code in Qatar

    Qatari dress codeThe Qatari culture is a conservative one and as expats we should respect that fact. Even though there is not dress code law per se it is always a good idea to cover up when you’re out and about in Doha. The general guidelines are that you keep your knees and shoulders covered and that your clothing is not tight or revealing.

  • Go Au-Naturel with MesoNatural Therapy

    Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group of Dubai Healthcare City, is proud to Introduce MesoNatural Therapy. Adding to their ever-growing range of innovative but tried and tested Treatment Packages that are ideal for those on the go.

  • How To Hire a Maid In Qatar

    If you are looking to employ a full time or part time maid in Doha you're in the right place. Here we take a look at the rules, regulations, visa process, expected salaries and live in versus agency maids. It can be hard as an expat not having family and friend support close by and hiring a maid or a nanny can be a great help to you and your family.

  • Things For Kids To Do During The Qatar Summer

    Kids in Qatar have longer holidays than some of their peers and also have to contend with it being the hottest time of the year. Here we take a look at some great to do with your kids over the summer to keep them happy and entertained.

  • Five Reasons You didn’t Save Enough Last Year

    Last year you splurged on your favourite things, you didn’t clip any coupons, and you barely had the time to go on holiday, let alone hunt out a bargain. To initiate you into the new year, we’re going to help you get into good habits. Here’s some money saving ideas to enable you to make a few modest changes so you can hang on to more cash in 2017.

  • Dermapen with PRP Therapy

    For those with bothersome loose skin, fine lines & wrinkles, pigmentation or scarring, such as due to acne, surgery or trauma, Dermapen micro-needling with PRP Therapy stimulates the body's own natural healing processes and collagen production, resulting in a fresh, firmer and a more rejuvenated appearance that is both long-lasting and safe.

  • How to Efficiently Manage Your Finances

    When we have to pay for mortgages, credit cards, student debt, the family holiday, and unforeseen circumstances such as medical bills, on top of international schooling, saving can seem daunting at the best of times, without a plan in place, it can seem even worse. To help make the future easier to handle, we’ve compiled five tips for making sure you have a financial backup whenever you need it.

  • Advanced Liposuction Fat Removal Surgery

    After Breast Augmentation, Liposuction is by far one of the most popular plastic surgery operations requested throughout the world, particularly so in the Middle East. Its technology constantly evolving up to the point we arrive at today with the introduction of a high tech combined Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency system, offering speed, effectiveness and safety with minimal down-time.

  • Skin Anti-Ageing

    All of us want to look and stay young no matter what our age, and whether female or male. Ageing is a natural process which unfortunately cannot be stopped and although it affects each individual differently, there are certain general strategies for the prevention and treatment of the condition based on extrinsic factors and the physiologic changes of the skin.

  • Botox, Dysport, Fillers, PRP?

    BOTOX®, Dysport®, Fillers, PRP… you may have heard of these terms and are possibly aware that they are employed in non-surgical anti-ageing cosmetic procedures. But you may not fully understand what the treatments involve and how they actually work. Indeed these brand names and terms, given their growing popularity in anti-ageing treatment, can to many people appear very much alike.

  • Breast Augmentation Q & A with Dr Allen Rezai

    Breast Augmentation is by far the most popular procedure requested by women around the world. Irrespective of anything you may have heard to the contrary, there are absolutely no medicines or exercises that are currently available to increase the size of the breast permanently, evenly and safely.

  • All About Dermapen

    As part of my PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Therapy, and the Radio Frequency treatments I was having at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, Dr. Allen Rezai suggested that I also have Dermapen.

  • Botox Review

    I have a botox appointment booked with Dr Allen Rezai, the friendly girls from Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Group send me the pre & post treatment instructions beforehand for me to prepare which I have listed here for you to see.

  • Bespoke Repair and Rejuvenation Treatment at EPCSG

    So this is my last treatment of Radio Frequency and since the beginning of my treatment you can see a huge difference! I myself feel the difference, I know that it still is working as the collagen is building up. My skin not only looks more fresh and brighter but also feels plump and the elasticity of it to pinch bounces back too!

  • Radio Frequency Facial Rejuvenation

    Exilis Elite is an innovative and highly versatile technology that uses combined mono polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Ultrasound energies for skin tightening, body shaping and fat reduction. It is particularly effective in treating the face and neck with long-lasting results. Most importantly it is also entirely non-invasive and comfortable for the patient, requiring no downtime.

  • Why do women save less than men?

    Saving for the golden years is tough for both sexes, but for women, it’s harder. A recent study of women's financial behaviour by Prudential found that the women surveyed felt no more prepared to make wise financial decisions today, to enable them to save sufficiently for retirement, than they did two years ago or even a decade ago. Why?

  • Personal Insurance Is Cheaper For Women

    Smart, empowered, independent women like you continue to bring your expertise to everything from the boardroom to the classroom the world over. Although women are making continuous strides for equal rights in companies the world over, when it comes to being an expat, a lot of company benefits are not actually available for men or women. Here’s a look at the different types of personal insurance available to female expats...

  • Cosmetic Procedures of The Face. What Story Does Your Face Tell?

    Your face is your most defining feature. Choosing the right procedure to help you achieve a more balanced and/or youthful look can be a difficult endeavour. Should you Consider a Non-surgical or a Surgical Procedure? Here is a breakdown of Facial Cosmetic Procedures to help you make the right choice!

  • When I grow up, I want to be…

    Recently a friend of mine made an integral point about saving. She mentioned she truly believes that she ‘owes herself money for the future’. As do you. You’re the one who works hard to support your family and lifestyle; therefore no one but you truly understands how much of a rest you deserve once your children have flown the nest, and your career goals are complete.

  • The Choice of Breast Reconstruction and FAQ with Dr Allen Rezai

    October is the month of “breast cancer awareness” which takes place internationally, including the Emirates. It is therefore an appropriate time to take a more detailed look at what happens when breast cancer has been diagnosed: the treatment options and particularly the possibility of breast reconstruction following surgery.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    October 2016 marks the month when many of those involved in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer once again take the stage and with a loud voice attempt to increase public awareness in a concerted attempt to further reduce the incidence of this most distressing illness.

  • Travelling With Kids

    We are lucky that most of us get to travel quite regularly in the Middle East- whether it's trips to our home countries or local holidays. Most expats will be travelling at some point over the summer, away from the burning sun and heat, to visit their home countries or for an exciting holiday. Preparing your kids for plane travel is important for their and your peace of mind and enjoyment.

  • Is it Nursery time?

    Has that time arrived that it's your toddlers turn to start attending nursery? Choosing the best nursery for your tot can often be stressful and worrying- more for you than the tot! Seperation anxiety can rear its head and lots of emotions are flowing.

  • Thawing Out Your Frozen UK Pension

    If you have moved to the Gulf after working in the UK, (or anywhere in the world for that matter) it’s likely you have money locked in a pension and need to make some decisions about what to do with it. The problem with a pension is working out what sort of expat you are.

  • Pet Adoption in Qatar- Advice from QAWS

    Are you considering adopting a new pet? Before you do, please this page carefully before you make up your mind. A pet is for life, and once you have adopted one, you are responsible for its happiness and well- being. If you are looking to re-home your pet because you rescued an animal, then these are good guidelines to figure out if the person interested in adopting your pet is really up to the commitment.


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