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.Qatar Expat Women
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Set up as a place where ladies are welcomed to join and make new friends, share information and volunteer in this amazing community of women, Qatar Expat Women is the largest women’s multi-cultural network in Qatar. Organizing meetups, café chats, volunteering opportunities and cultural events, each gathering brings a new mix of diverse women who come together for companionship and mutual support.
A pair of English roses are raising their family in the heat of the Qatar desert, after following their hearts from London to the Middle East. Blog author and Mummy Polly shares her adventures in travel, family and life in the Doha sunshine. Her posts recommend the best of the luxuriously appointed restaurants in the capital city of the peninsular Persian Gulf country and further abroad.
Qatar Expat PageBook
Launched in 2012, the ethos driving the Qatar Expat PageBook Facebook page is creating a positive outlook on life. The articles posted on the timeline are centered on fun, general life inspiration, society updates, health tips, motivational quotes and thoughts on love. They want to make sure that the mental and physical health of expats is in tip-top shape so far away from their original homes.
With one goal in mind – to share the news as it happens – the Qatar Scoop is a site informing expats and locals alike of the issues of the day. Taking the place of traditional broadsheets with an up-to-date website and Facebook / Twitter feeds sharing events almost as soon as they happen, directly to the reader. With 95,000+ followers and fans, this is a trusted resource worth bookmarking.
One of the most popular lifestyle bloggers in the State of Qatar, Karen at Clumsy Chic simply wants to infuse beauty in everyday lives – however clumsy it is in real life. Celebrating the imperfect with stunning photography, an infectious passion and a rather honest accounting of the occasional stumble, this is one award-winning blog to watch.
Pinoy Expat Doha Qatar
Created in 2012 as a place for Filipino residents of Qatar, the Pinoy Expat Doha Qatar Facebook Page is an intriguing collection of articles that this hardworking community will find helpful. With an eclectic selection of topics covering a variety of expat interests, there are also a few related sub-groups that are worth checking out.
Qatar Expat Cricket Community – QECC
If you are missing chances to play the classic game invented in 18th century England, this is the group you need to join. The 1,000 followers are passionate fans and enthusiasts who have created this Facebook page as a meeting place. Setting up matches, sharing fantasy leagues and discussing the intricacies of a 11-a-side team game, this is the spot for a gentleman’s sports fix.
Expats Volleyball League Qatar
If cricket isn’t your exercise of choice, 11,000 volleyball players have set up a league specifically based in Qatar for expats. Uniting global fans of the team game invented in the US state of Massachusetts, this Facebook page also shares networking events and the current ranking of teams spread throughout the Qatar-countryside, of both men and women’s leagues.
Tiffany is an expat girl traveling the world from Qatar. She shares her wild and many adventures of culture, art, history, and food through stories and photography. She also tells of her experiences as an expat alongside helpful tips and hardworn wisdom from living against the stunning and constantly changing Doha skyline.
Qatar Expat Leaving Sale
Sadly for those leaving the modern and rapidly developing city, some household items such as furniture can’t be taken across the world to new homes, so this very specific Facebook group has been set up to connect new and old expats. Their rules are clear cut and concise (see the far right hand column) and any business sale or scams are blocked/deleted immediately to make the process as easy as possible.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Qatar on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!