A country that has been exporting oil for over six decades, Qatar is not only a country with immense oil reserves, but a nation that stands with a plethora of career opportunities to offer. Perhaps, known for the successful FIFA world cup bid, the country is also a natural gas powerhouse that sure does punch above its weight.
A land of riches as they call it, goes without saying that there are a zillion reasons for you to relocate to the country with the highest per capita income in the world. Nevertheless, the discussion to follow will seek to give you five good reasons to find a job in this country. For a professional life here, comes with an exotic experience of having a lavish tenure.
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1) The Lifestyle in Qatar
Needless to state that what Qatar lacks in cultural heritage and history, it makes up in modern and lavish lifestyle. With the skyline of Doha growing at a breakneck pace, a multitude of expats living in the country would vouch for the fact that signs of new wealth and comfort for those living here are quite evident from each modicum. Apart from this, things like food, tourist destinations, transportation and accommodation are quite cheap too. With Tuna costing around 5 Riyals a kilo, an internal bus journey costing 2 Riyals and accommodation in an apartment falling in the range 7-9000 Riyals, there’s pretty clear a reason to be on the next flight to this exotic country.
2) A Country With Hospitable Culture
While being able to adapt to the culture being the first inhibition hovering above your head, Qatar might just be the destination you were searching for, since ever. Unlike other Middle Eastern countries, Alcohol is legal (for non-Muslims) if you’re over 21. Plus, there are no norms pertaining to dress code that demand a woman to wear Abaya (the traditional full-length robe). Both men and women are expected to dress modestly in public places.
As far as secularism is concerned, Qatar is a country with high tolerance and respect for all religions. Any disrespect is treated with necessary fine or even imprisonment, for that matter of fact.
3) A Tax-free Salary
Taxes seem to drive up people up the wall in every country nearly, but not in Qatar. As similar to rest of its sister states in the Gulf, Qatar doesn’t demand an individual to part with a fair share of his income, in the form of income tax. Sounds like a good reason to book a one-way ticket and hop on the next plan to the country.
4) A Safe Place For Your Family
It’s logical to think about the social security of your family, before planning relocation to any country and what better place to consider except Qatar in such a case. In addition to encouraging a secure family base, the regime in Qatar endeavors to provide all citizens with a secure and stable social life.
With crime rates residing below the global average, Qatar manages to stand tall at top of the table in terms of public safety for expatriates to settle in.
5) You Can Return Home Whenever You Want
Qatar is a country working on the Kafala system. This essentially obliges your employer to be the valid sponsor, for you until the end of the tenure. Leaving the country is a collective decision to be taken by your sponsor and you, irrespective of the reason for the same. Doesn’t it give you the space to enjoy your freedom, even while working and living on foreign soil.
The land of riches- Qatar has not only proven to be an impeccable harbor for expats, but a country bringing together a blend of zillion cultures as well. The bottom line is, without further delay start hunting for a job in Qatar. A lavish life is next to follow.
Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment in Qatar and the Gulf. He is presently working as a content writer for Naukrigulf.com. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.