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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 05 May 2016 - 09:58
My husband would be joining Qatar Airways as First Officer on B777 in Oct. We are from Malaysia. I will be joining him few months later with our first new born baby. Would like to know if there are any wives out there who could give me some insight life in Doha. [b'>Especially crew wives.[/b'> Would like to know ur daily routines n which compounds u stay.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 07 May 2016 - 00:12
Hello Queenie, No advice I'm afraid as we're waiting to move but my husband is hoping to start in August on B777 also. We are from UK and have two children (5yrs and 2yrs) so will be following this post for any info you get! Hopefully we'll meet over there. Good Luck xx
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 07 May 2016 - 15:44
Hi Queenie! I am a wife of a A330 FO and been here for a year. We live in Barwa City which is nice for family living. Life here is generally quite peaceful, minus the occasional crazy traffic situation. Since your kid is still a baby you don't have to worry about schools which is a nightmare. The weather has now started to get crazy hot, but come October it should start cooling down a bit. for the 6-7 months that the weather is nice, there are lots of fun outdoor events taking place to keep you entertained. Let me know if you have any specific questions you need answered. Happy to help :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 10 May 2016 - 23:45
Hi Queenie, We are from India. My husband would be joining Qatar Airways B777 as a FO in July. I hope to join him in a month or so, as soon as the visa process is done. Heard lot of things about doha,i am quite nervous. Lately the news is that we have to stay in the company accommodation for a certain period of time. Stay in touch through this forum. I will keep you posted .. Hopefully we will meet in doha ?
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Latest post on 10 May 2016 - 23:52
Hi Queenie! I am a wife of a A330 FO and been here for a year. We live in Barwa City which is nice for family living. Life here is generally quite peaceful, minus the occasional crazy traffic situation. Since your kid is still a baby you don't have to worry about schools which is a nightmare. The weather has now started to get crazy hot, but come October it should start cooling down a bit. for the 6-7 months that the weather is nice, there are lots of fun outdoor events taking place to keep you entertained. Let me know if you have any specific questions you need answered. Happy to help :) Hi expat2b Good to hear from you. Are you staying in company accommodation or you guys are on your own .. ?? How is the social life there? Are there any groups were you can meet people and make new friends ? And how difficult it is to drive around and get a license?? Thanks in advance :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 11 May 2016 - 18:18
Hi Queenie! I am a wife of a A330 FO and been here for a year. We live in Barwa City which is nice for family living. Life here is generally quite peaceful, minus the occasional crazy traffic situation. Since your kid is still a baby you don't have to worry about schools which is a nightmare. The weather has now started to get crazy hot, but come October it should start cooling down a bit. for the 6-7 months that the weather is nice, there are lots of fun outdoor events taking place to keep you entertained. Let me know if you have any specific questions you need answered. Happy to help :) Thank u for the reply! Glad ur enjoying it. Heard about Barwa city. Are you living in an apartment? How many rooms?
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 11 May 2016 - 18:23
Hi Queenie, We are from India. My husband would be joining Qatar Airways B777 as a FO in July. I hope to join him in a month or so, as soon as the visa process is done. Heard lot of things about doha,i am quite nervous. Lately the news is that we have to stay in the company accommodation for a certain period of time. Stay in touch through this forum. I will keep you posted .. Hopefully we will meet in doha ? Hi Rose, Do u have any children? I'm actually quite excited. But also curious about the accomodation. I heard that at the beggining they will let us stay at the temporary accomodation for 3 months. Later we get to choose to continue using the company accom or find our own place using the housing allowance. I'm hoping to get a good company accom at a good compound. As i dont have kids tht go to school a compound near the city would be easy. Anyway, hope to meet in doha too!
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 11 May 2016 - 18:28
Hello Queenie, No advice I'm afraid as we're waiting to move but my husband is hoping to start in August on B777 also. We are from UK and have two children (5yrs and 2yrs) so will be following this post for any info you get! Hopefully we'll meet over there. Good Luck xx Hi Tabathatoo, My husband was suppose to join in Aug but we requested Oct as i am due to deliver late Aug. Glad to see u on this post. Will definitely keep in touch till i get there. Best Regards. xx
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 11 May 2016 - 23:11
Hi Queenie and Rose! Barwa City accommodation is all apartments. They are quite nice, especially by Qatar standards! 3 Bed 3 full baths plus a storage room, fully furnished. Its a nice family type compound, with a grocery store, starbucks, papa john's, a salon, laundry, and a few restaurants. So for day to day needs you don't need to leave the compound. Unfortunately, there is no pool or gym :( However, lots of people conduct private boot camps and yoga classes. Depending on where you are from, getting a driving license can be a breeze or a nightmare. If you are not from one of the countries that have a license conversion agreement, you have to go through a long process of taking driving lessons, and then a test. It doesn't matter how long you have been a driver in your own country :( I hope this answers some of your questions :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 13 May 2016 - 18:35
Hi Queenie and Rose! Barwa City accommodation is all apartments. They are quite nice, especially by Qatar standards! 3 Bed 3 full baths plus a storage room, fully furnished. Its a nice family type compound, with a grocery store, starbucks, papa john's, a salon, laundry, and a few restaurants. So for day to day needs you don't need to leave the compound. Unfortunately, there is no pool or gym :( However, lots of people conduct private boot camps and yoga classes. Depending on where you are from, getting a driving license can be a breeze or a nightmare. If you are not from one of the countries that have a license conversion agreement, you have to go through a long process of taking driving lessons, and then a test. It doesn't matter how long you have been a driver in your own country :( I hope this answers some of your questions :) Expat2b, The compound soundsss good to me. Wouldn't mind staying there :) I would have to get a new license as they dont recognize mine :( Did u do yours? How long did it take?
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 15 May 2016 - 23:48
I haven't had mine sorted yet :( Dreading the process! So far I have been using a private taxi.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 18 May 2016 - 17:12
Hi Queenie and Rose! Barwa City accommodation is all apartments. They are quite nice, especially by Qatar standards! 3 Bed 3 full baths plus a storage room, fully furnished. Its a nice family type compound, with a grocery store, starbucks, papa john's, a salon, laundry, and a few restaurants. So for day to day needs you don't need to leave the compound. Unfortunately, there is no pool or gym :( However, lots of people conduct private boot camps and yoga classes. Depending on where you are from, getting a driving license can be a breeze or a nightmare. If you are not from one of the countries that have a license conversion agreement, you have to go through a long process of taking driving lessons, and then a test. It doesn't matter how long you have been a driver in your own country :( I hope this answers some of your questions :) Hi expat2b How are you doing ..??? I am currently living in Oman, so i have an omani driving license. Early the rule was that GCC residents can directly convert their license to Qatari driving license. But i read it somewhere that this rule is changed now, Have to give a driving test and then can convert. Have you given a driving test or are you learning ??? Thanks:)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 18 May 2016 - 19:20
Hi Rose9! The rules have recently changed and yes I have heard the same thing about GCC license holders, that they can take a direct test. I have years and years of driving experience, yet I need to enrol in a course to "relearn" how to drive! I haven't mentally accepted that! So far, I have been using the services of a driver combined with my husband's. Perhaps after this summer I can enrol in the driving school :cry:
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Latest post on 19 May 2016 - 17:15
Hi Rose9! The rules have recently changed and yes I have heard the same thing about GCC license holders, that they can take a direct test. I have years and years of driving experience, yet I need to enrol in a course to "relearn" how to drive! I haven't mentally accepted that! So far, I have been using the services of a driver combined with my husband's. Perhaps after this summer I can enrol in the driving school :cry: Hi expat2b, I can totally understand your situation. Taking a license in Oman is crazy too but have heard Qatar is more difficult and strict. All the very best for your lessons.?
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 13 June 2016 - 20:42
Hi, my husband is first officer with Qatar Airways he has been there since May 2015 and living in company accommodation. We went over at Easter to visit and see country,we will be moving to Doha permanently from UK in July/ possibly August. I have 2 kids so currently sorting out schools places, visas etc and we will stay in company accommodation with my husband as they have given him a decent size apartment at Holiday Villa. Most of these apartments are for families of Qatar Airways staff. I'm yet to experience what our daily routine will be like as I don't think I will be ready to drive over there straight away and currently don't have any other family members or friends over there, so would be nice to meet some new people :-) Good luck with everything.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 22 June 2016 - 01:51
Hi everyone, My husband starts his type rating on B777 in September and we're wondering what to do about joining him. We're relocating from Yorkshire and have two kids (6 & 2). Obviously we'll be too late to join the September academic intake for my eldest and not sure if he qualifies for the education allowance immediately or not? We'd be hoping for a January start for her, I think. Any ideas how long it takes to get family visas sorted for us to join him?? Thanks for any help you can offer, it's the total Unknown!! X
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 29 June 2016 - 21:31
Hi Tabathatoo, My husband has been in Qatar since May 2015 and we are still in process of moving over. Unfortunately the process is not that quick, for example when you apply for visas your husband will need to provide six months worth of bank statements to prove he has stable income and minimum is 10,000 riyal a month. You can apply for a family visa, both you, husband and children will have to submit relevant documents such as passports, birth and marriage certificates, and for your husband proof of address, income and a letter from employer stating position and salary. When your children do start school you will need copies of all school reports from current and previous years. Also, upon arrival in Doha to complete the family visa process you all need to under go medical examinations such as blood tests and x rays within 72 hours (can be done at local hospital such as Hamad). All in all for us it has been a lengthy and expensive process, unless of course you have the finance to speed things up a bit :-). This website was useful to me: http://www.lifeinqatar.com/Pages/en/article/living/getting-setup-in-qatar-as-an-expat.html Hope that helps and good luck!
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 30 June 2016 - 00:49
Applying for a family visa usually does require 6 mos of bank statements. However, some employers are able to skip this step - I know mine does, but your DH should check with his PRO for details. I'd be more concerned about when your children can join a school. A few years ago, the MoE said that students were not allowed to join mid-year. Check with the schools you have applied to.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 03 July 2016 - 01:12
Hi everyone, My husband starts his type rating on B777 in September and we're wondering what to do about joining him. We're relocating from Yorkshire and have two kids (6 & 2). Obviously we'll be too late to join the September academic intake for my eldest and not sure if he qualifies for the education allowance immediately or not? We'd be hoping for a January start for her, I think. Any ideas how long it takes to get family visas sorted for us to join him?? Thanks for any help you can offer, it's the total Unknown!! X Dear Tabathoo, I would recommend that you get in touch with the schools you are interested in and get an off site assessment arranged so that your kids get in line for a place in your school of choice. Getting places in schools is the toughest so do not take it easy :) The visa process does not take long and is quite smooth especially since QA has a dedicated MOI office dealing with these issues. You can always come here on a visit visa and then convert it to a resident visa which is what we did. The education allowance kicks in as soon as your husband joins. Hope that answers a few of your questions.
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Latest post on 25 August 2016 - 07:52
Hello ladies My husband is also a first officer with qa. He is finally joinin this oct. We are hoping he can apply our resident visa so we can come for school application in december for next sept. We have a 6years old and a 2years old. My little boy, 2year old does not speak yet. Im hoping to send to him to nurseries for special needs as he has few little things puting him on the autism spectrum that we need to work on. Do u ladies have any expereience or know any good school or nurseries that csn accomodate him? Ill be greatful. Thank u
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Latest post on 14 September 2016 - 16:26
Hello ladies, My husband is joining QA on October , I will be leaving at the end of November I pregnant and I'm going to have my baby in Feb16 over there so I can be with my husband , kinda scare because I don't know anybody and I'm new to babies :) . Hopefully we can meet up and have a coffee over there so I can make new friends :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 13 October 2016 - 18:10
Hi Queenie! I am a wife of a A330 FO and been here for a year. We live in Barwa City which is nice for family living. Life here is generally quite peaceful, minus the occasional crazy traffic situation. Since your kid is still a baby you don't have to worry about schools which is a nightmare. The weather has now started to get crazy hot, but come October it should start cooling down a bit. for the 6-7 months that the weather is nice, there are lots of fun outdoor events taking place to keep you entertained. Let me know if you have any specific questions you need answered. Happy to help :) Hello :) I wanted to ask you about barwa city I'm worry because I have no hear about barwa . I'm moving in a month Qatar airways have us the house there can you please help me , how is barwa ? Any shopping centers ? Pool classes ? Restaurants ? Any info will be appreciated :) Have a good one
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Latest post on 14 October 2016 - 12:22
Hi SheeMIA305! Barwa City is actually quite nice. The accommodation is good, especially when you compare it with what most houses/ apartments are like here in Qatar. The bathrooms are clean and simple. Kitchen is decent. Plus a storage room, which comes in very handy! The apartments have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are lots of green areas here. Also, there are 2 schools, and I think a couple of pre-schools as well, a grocery store and a department store, a pharmacy, some basic eating places like McDonald's, KFC, papa John's, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and a food court. Unfortunately there is no pool or gym. Let me know if you have any more questions :) Best of luck with the move.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 17 October 2016 - 11:31
Good morning! I am sorry I didn't see this post before...I have been here for 8 years (320/330 wife). We are living at the Pearl right now and actually, QR is providing accommodation at the Pearl nowadays. Please, feel free me to right me if I can help with any concern regarding living in Doha. Edited to remove my email.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 19 October 2016 - 22:28
Hello ladies My husband is also a first officer with qa. He is finally joinin this oct. We are hoping he can apply our resident visa so we can come for school application in december for next sept. We have a 6years old and a 2years old. My little boy, 2year old does not speak yet. Im hoping to send to him to nurseries for special needs as he has few little things puting him on the autism spectrum that we need to work on. Do u ladies have any expereience or know any good school or nurseries that csn accomodate him? Ill be greatful. Thank u Hi pinky1991 I believe our husbands are in the same batch. N r good friends there ?. Looking forward to meeting u in doha.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 19 October 2016 - 22:32
Hello ladies, My husband is joining QA on October , I will be leaving at the end of November I pregnant and I'm going to have my baby in Feb16 over there so I can be with my husband , kinda scare because I don't know anybody and I'm new to babies :) . Hopefully we can meet up and have a coffee over there so I can make new friends :) Hi SheeMIA, Which accomodation is ur husband in currently? Give me ur email so we can meet when i''m there. I'm planning to in Dec.
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Latest post on 20 October 2016 - 12:03
Hello ladies My husband is also a first officer with qa. He is finally joinin this oct. We are hoping he can apply our resident visa so we can come for school application in december for next sept. We have a 6years old and a 2years old. My little boy, 2year old does not speak yet. Im hoping to send to him to nurseries for special needs as he has few little things puting him on the autism spectrum that we need to work on. Do u ladies have any expereience or know any good school or nurseries that csn accomodate him? Ill be greatful. Thank u Hi pinky1991 I believe our husbands are in the same batch. N r good friends there ?. Looking forward to meeting u in doha. Hi there Queenie88 Thanks 4 your msg. Is that so? Thats wonderful Looking forward to meet u too. When are i flying in?
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 20 October 2016 - 12:03
Hello ladies My husband is also a first officer with qa. He is finally joinin this oct. We are hoping he can apply our resident visa so we can come for school application in december for next sept. We have a 6years old and a 2years old. My little boy, 2year old does not speak yet. Im hoping to send to him to nurseries for special needs as he has few little things puting him on the autism spectrum that we need to work on. Do u ladies have any expereience or know any good school or nurseries that csn accomodate him? Ill be greatful. Thank u Hi pinky1991 I believe our husbands are in the same batch. N r good friends there ?. Looking forward to meeting u in doha. Hi there Queenie88 Thanks 4 your msg. Is that so? Thats wonderful Looking forward to meet u too. When are i flying in?
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Latest post on 20 October 2016 - 16:24
Hello ladies My husband is also a first officer with qa. He is finally joinin this oct. We are hoping he can apply our resident visa so we can come for school application in december for next sept. We have a 6years old and a 2years old. My little boy, 2year old does not speak yet. Im hoping to send to him to nurseries for special needs as he has few little things puting him on the autism spectrum that we need to work on. Do u ladies have any expereience or know any good school or nurseries that csn accomodate him? Ill be greatful. Thank u Hi pinky1991 I believe our husbands are in the same batch. N r good friends there ?. Looking forward to meeting u in doha. Hi there Queenie88 Thanks 4 your msg. Is that so? Thats wonderful Looking forward to meet u too. When are i flying in? Hey Pinky1991 Should be in Dec. They get one week training leave after their simulator. Hoping he will come back n bring me n our baby there. U planning to come in Dec too?
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 26 October 2016 - 16:35
About QR accomodation I will go soon to work for QR in Doha for Senior Sales Executive position. Is the compagny will take in charge the house accomodation for me and my family (3 CH) or school fees? If not how will cost per month the rent house for 2 Adlt +3 CH in Doha. Very important for before accepting this good position. Kind Regards