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Qatar Profile | Information about Qatar City Life | Qatar Guide

Qatar Profile | Information about Qatar City Life | Qatar Guide

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Qatar Profile | Information about Qatar City Life | Qatar Guide

Qatar Guide to Life

Here we take a look at every day in Qatar including a great overiew of the whole country, a guide to living in Doha, where you may like to live in Doha, where to go sight seeing in Qatar and things not to be missed as well as a link to the Events Page so you don't miss out on any of the great events in town. There's also info on healthcare, driving, schools and all the red tape you are going to have to cut through.

  • Two Years in Jail for Sharing Accident Photos in Qatar

    A new Qatar legislation makes capturing and sharing accident photos or videos punishable by up to two years in jail and hefty fines.

  • QDC Customers Urged to Stock Up Before Prices Increase

    If you have a liquor licence in Qatar, your monthly quota has now increased for a limited time. Find out more about it here!

  • Home Mail Deliveries Now Possible in Qatar

    Qatar Post has launched a new service that allows mail to be delivered to your home, instead of having to pick it up at the post office.

  • World Cup Workers Still Need Better Working Conditions in Qatar

    Some of Qatar’s World Cup contractors were audited by an independent body. Here are their findings and what's to come.

  • Doha Metro Tracks Expected to Be Completed This Year

    Qatar Rail is aiming to finish the Doha Metro tracks by the end of 2017, making the metro possibly operational by end of 2019. There will be three lines comprised of 37 stations. Here's what you can expect.

  • New Mobile Radars Added in Qatar

    As of February 19, 2017, mobile radars are officially active on some roads and more will be added. Unlike fixed radars, these will be harder to spot.

  • Changes to Qatar's Sponsorship Law You Need to Know

    On December 14, 2016, Qatar implemented a new sponsorship law. This law applies to the entry, exit and residency of all non-GCC nationals, including domestic staff. Here are all the important new laws.

  • Top 10 Relocating Tips

    Preparing to relocate to a new country can get hectic. With all the paperwork and logistics, some of the smaller details get overlooked. From public transportation to mobile phone services, we've put together some useful tips to help you ease into your new life.

  • Red-Tape in Qatar

    Moving to a new country can bring you into contact with unfamiliar processes and procedures and potentially a lot of paperwok. You're going to need a lot of copies of important documents as well as passport sized photos amongst many other things.

  • Food Labels Now Required by Law in Qatar

    A new 2017 law in Qatar now requires all food items to be labelled with nutritional information, with some exceptions. Find out more here.

  • 18 Most Expensive Things Owned by Qatar

    As the world's richest country, it's no surprise that Qatar owns many expensive things around the world. Here are some of the top ones. You'll notice most of them are located in one particular country in Europe.

  • Sightseeing in Qatar

    There is a lot to do here in Qatar, from shopping and outdoor activities to beaches and historical sights. We've put together a sightseeing guide of all the best spots and activities to help you make the best out of being here.

  • Best Natural Attractions in Qatar

    Natural Attractions Qatar is full of jaw-dropping architecture, but rest assured that there are many beautiful natural attractions around the country. If you're a nature lover, you'll definitely want to visit these spots. There's nothing better than taking a break from the city life and enjoying some natural beauty. From dunes and caves to mangroves and marine life, Qatar has it all.

  • 12 Signs You've Been an Expat in Qatar Too Long

    If you've been living in Qatar for a while, you probably got used to many things that you would normally think are surprising. We're sure you can relate to these!

  • Accommodation Types In Qatar

    The lifestyle in Qatar is one of luxury with large apartments, restaurant eating, frequent travel and a safe environment. If you are moving here for the first time or are after some extra information on the accommodation and living in Qatar this guide is for you. Moving to a new country with a different culture to yours can be daunting as can finding accommodation without knowing the areas especially if you have to rent one yourself.

  • Getting Your Liquor Licence

    The QDC calculates your monthly quota of alcohol based on your salary. The total amount of product sold to any individual at any one sale is not to exceed 10% of his/her basic salary. The shop does offer a good selection of wine from all over the world, as well as a number of brand-name spirits and a moderate selection of beers with 10 to 15 different brands available.

  • Healthcare In Doha

    Qatar has a lot to offer in terms of healthcare. It boasts not only one of the most advanced neonatal care programs in the world but also some of the most advanced medical equipment. There are also many highly qualified specialists in Qatar from all around the world. Medical facilities are being improved continually and by 2012 Qatar will have increased the number of hospital beds from 1,000 to 2,000 with the opening of several new clinics including Hamad medical city.

  • British Embassy Job Vacancy in Dubai

    The British Embassy in Dubai is looking for a Consular Prevention Coordinator to work on a 6 month fixed term full time contract. This role will be based in Dubai and starts immediately.

  • 10 Fun Facts About Qatar

    Qatar is a popular destination for expats, with a rich culture, diverse activities and attraction spots. Check out these 10 fun and interesting facts about Qatar.

  • A Little Word of Advice on Expat Life

    NylaMaharaj-Ramkalawan is a seasoned expat. She talks to EW about to remain a postive-minded person and embraces challenges to turn them into lifelong lessons

  • Qatar Tourist Visa

    Here we take a look at how to apply for or get a tourist or visit visa for a trip to Qatar. The State of Qatar issues Tourist Visas on arrival for nationals of 33 countries. This service allows travelers or hotels to apply for a visa online ahead of time. Applicants are required to supply a sponsor ID in the application, which can be from a relative living in Qatar or an ID supplied by a hotel.

  • Doha Residential Areas

    Our Doha expat experts have compiled this guide on where to live in Doha- looking at what the areas are like, what type of accomodation is available and the costs... we hope you find it really helpful when trying to decide where to live in Doha. Al Sadd is quite a busy commercial area with plenty of shops, cafes, juice bars and local businesses.

  • The Very Handy Hukoomi In Qatar

    Hukoomi is government portal website in Qatar that can be used for a host of services from visa applications to bill payments. Topics on the website are meant to provide general information on important subjects, such as an overview of the Labor Law or an explanation of the country’s pension system.

  • Banking in Qatar

    The Qatar banking sector mainly operates from Doha - it consists of nine Qatari owned banks and seven foreign owned banks. Three of Qatar’s national banks are Islamic banks. Islamic banking institutions must abide by the Islamic law (Sharia) and charging interest is forbidden - as a result there are fees for services. Both Muslims and non-Muslims have access to Islamic banking products.

  • Driving In Qatar

    We often get asked about the driving standards in Doha and have pulled together a guide for you. Driving in a strange country is stressful enough, but falling foul of the local driving laws can be very worrying, and indeed costly. This article will advise you on what to expect when driving in Qatar, how to avoid an offence, where to check to see if you have committed an offence and if so how to go about settling any subsequent fine.

  • Education In Qatar

    Need to know more about nurseries, schools, colleges and universities in Qatar? We've got a whole section dedicated to education. Here we take a look at nursery schools, primary and secondary education as well as boarding schools and universities.

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