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Ten Things You Should Know Before Relocating to Qatar

Posted by: Scar on Friday March 24, 2017 (14:31:07)   (30403 Reads)
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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 ...    more ...
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Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In Qatar

Posted by: scar on Saturday July 11, 2015 (11:11:35)   (3537 Reads)
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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

Posted by: Carole on Saturday April 11, 2015 (21:47:24)   (36688 Reads)
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 ...    more ...
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5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Qatar

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday October 22, 2014 (02:07:38)   (2228 Reads)
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 merchant ...    more ...
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What is the Qatari Government Doing to Make Expat Living More Attractive?

Posted by: Jamie on Saturday May 18, 2013 (23:15:59)   (1808 Reads)
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Qatar's significant oil riches have placed it in an elite club worldwide, and it shows no sign of having to become reliant on other industries in the immediate future, as its oil output is expected to remain steady for the next 23 years.

Even without economic diversification - a risky situation that leaves Qatar prone to the boom and bust cycles of hydrocarbon-based enterprises - Qatar's control over 5% of the globe's total natural gas reserve ...    more ...