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Bringing Your Pets Into Qatar: A Guide For Expats

Monday January 08, 2018 (11:28:15)

Golden sand dunes, clear beaches and vibrant souks – these are just some of the things expats will encounter during their time in Qatar. The country also offers a number of employment opportunities, especially in the petrochemical industry. Qatar has also recently been in the news for its successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This means the government will be spending more on strengthening its infrastructure, which in turn translates to more jobs, particularly in the capital city of Doha, where the event will be held.   more ...

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Qatar - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday April 25, 2017 (14:18:46)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Qatar and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Ten Things You Should Know Before Relocating to Qatar

Friday March 24, 2017 (14:31:07)
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Living in Qatar can be quite the cultural experience, as you get to explore the ways of a new country that might be in many ways deeply different from your own. In 2013, Qatar was listed as the world’s richest country by Forbes, and according to the United Nations Development Program, it has had the highest human development. It is believed that over 500 expats arrive in Qatar daily. So, Qatar is home to a multitude of expats who have relocated here for work, and those who are drawn to its fabled life of luxury.   more ...

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Qatar - Recommended Expat Blogs

Friday January 06, 2017 (17:03:18)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Qatar and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Qatar - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday December 13, 2016 (14:52:43)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Qatar and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In Qatar

Saturday July 11, 2015 (11:11:35)
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Bearing the impressive distinction of being the richest country in the world per capita, Qatar has a robust economy that is driven by its vast natural gas and oil reserves. The country offers plenty of employment opportunities for expats, in diverse sectors ranging from energy and construction to IT and tourism. The expat community in Qatar is a close-knit one, and enjoys a comfortable lifestyle.   more ...

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Internet Access In Qatar: What You Need To Know

Saturday April 11, 2015 (21:47:24)

Overseas nationals make up a large portion of the working population in Qatar and English is widely used as the language of business. Job and business opportunities are plentiful and Qatar is considered the easiest country in the world to pay taxes in. Despite the considerable foreign population, eclectic business culture and modern lifestyle, Qatar remains conservative in some areas.

Foreigners often wonder about the Internet restrictions in Qatar. This is something that also bothers many locals. Even though the number of net users has increased over the years, Internet use is still heavily filtered. Much of the censorship is conducted by the state sponsored ISP, QTel (now Ooredoo), in accordance with guidelines issued by the country’s law enforcement departments.   more ...

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What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Qatar?

Friday February 20, 2015 (01:54:26)

Before travelling to Qatar, it is a good idea for expats to consult their General Practitioner who can assess any health risks and if required, prescribe vaccines or medications. Usually the following vaccinations are recommended for Qatar.

• Hepatitis A vaccine for individuals over the age of one, preferably 2 to 4 weeks before travel.
• Typhoid vaccine for travelers of all ages except for those on short visits such as business travelers who will consume meals only in the major restaurants and hotels.   more ...

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An Overview Of International Schools In Qatar

Saturday January 10, 2015 (05:52:19)

Qatar continues to draw a steady stream of expat professionals who move to the country for lucrative job opportunities and a high standard of living. Many expats relocate with their families and prefer to send their children to international schools as public schools use Arabic as the language of instruction. Qatar has many highly reputed international schools and most of these have long waiting lists. Here is an overview of some of the popular international schools in the country.   more ...

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5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Qatar

Wednesday October 22, 2014 (02:07:38)

Every year, Qatar receives a large number of foreigners who move there for lucrative job opportunities, tax-free income and a high quality of life. Despite the fast-paced work life and extreme weather of this desert destination, there are a number of things that expats can do for recreation and leisure. Here are 5 must-try experiences in Qatar.

Dhow cruising

Dhows are traditional Qatari fishing boats that were originally used by merchants. Today these modest wooden sailing vessels have been transformed into comfortable boats equipped with most amenities and are used to take passengers on luxury cruises.   more ...