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Under Family Sponsorship, an accompanying spouse can apply for work without needing another work permit. The employer of the sponsored worker will extend sponsorship to the legal spouse, as long as requirements from the Qatar government are met. The accompanying spouse will not get the same legal status, benefits and allowances as the sponsored spouse. [...]

The Msheireb Station, touted as the biggest station of the Doha Metro and also one of the biggest stations in the world, is slowly taking shape. The primary structural steel components are in place. This station connects with all the other train lines, namely the red, green and gold, which will ensure that fans of [...]

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced that as of February 1, 2018, municipalities in Qatar has implemented the Law No. 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene. With this, they are encouraging locals, expats and tourists alike to be more conscious on following the law to keep the country neat and clean. Qatar [...]

Extreme caution and patience are needed when driving through a fog to avoid accidents. It is recommended to drive slower and be more alert since there will be lesser visibility. It is also common to experience traffic when there is fog on the road. Since fog is a common occurrence in Qatar, it is best [...]

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) was inaugurated in January. It aims to serve the banking needs, like savings, loans, and investment, of OFWs. The bank will initially serve the overseas workers – including immigrants and holders of resident visas but will eventually extend the service to the families as well. OFBank’s only branch is in [...]

It’s not an easy task to choose an insurance that will fit your needs living in your own country. What more if you are in a foreign country? There are so many things to consider before you finally decide on getting insurance for yourself and even for your family. And being an overseas Filipino worker [...]

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The Ministry of Interior has activated the e-gate service in the expats’ ID cards and passports when travelling through Hamad Airport. Expats will no longer need to fall in line at the passport counter, because there is a separate line for the e-gate facility. There is no need to pre-register before using the e-gate. Related [...]

If you are in Qatar for three days, whether as stopover to other destinations or on a short visit, you can draw up a schedule to utilize your stay. Since Qatar is a relatively small country, you can cover plenty of places in a short time. To travel within Qatar, you can hire a car [...]

Good news to all Overseas Filipino Workers: the DFA has just announced that they can go directly (walk-in) to DFA Aseana or to any regional consular satellite offices to renew their passports. Office of Consular Affairs Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca announced on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 that OFWs do not need to set an appointment [...]

Those of you who are wondering what happens during the Qatar National Day, here are some photos sent to us by Charmis Vivero. Here she shares her photography captures of the event parade which includes soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and even aerial acrobats from jets. Thank you Charmis for sending these wonderful photos! This gives us [...]

One of our readers from Facebook sent us a message when she learned we were sharing pictures of Qatar taken by people who’ve visited us. Here we are sharing one of her works. Andreia Baltazar Centeio is a Portuguese and was on a one month holiday in Qatar. She mentioned that she had an amazing [...]

Considered to be the fastest growing city in Qatar, with over 50% of the nation’s population living in it or its surrounding suburbs, Doha is also considered to be the economic center of the country. And with its large population of locals and expats and tourists, it is but natural to expect that the city [...]