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new law qatar domestic helpers household

The Emir of Qatar has signed Law No. 15 of 2017, which provides more legal protection to household workers such as nannies, gardeners, drivers and other domestic help. Previously, this sector is not included in the Labor Law, thus were not given written contracts. This new law gives more protection and spells out rights entitled [...]

eid al adha qatar

Qatar Calendar House announced that the first day of Eid al-Adha will start on September 1, 2017. This holiday is also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, which commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. Eid al-Adha is considered as the holiest days in the Islamic calendar. Prayers are offered at the [...]

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. It is one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. The first day of Hijri month Dhul-Hijja 1438H will be on August 23, while the first day of Eid al-Adha [...]

The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has recently ordered that the borders between Saudi and Qatar be reopened. Other borders and airport has also been opened. This is to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj pilgrimage. Qatar welcomed this development, but with reservations. Despite this, Qataris have arrived in Saudi [...]

Effective immediately, citizens from 80 countries can visit Qatar without applying for an entry visa.  Instead of a visa, visitors will be issued a multi-entry waiver upon entry to Qatar. This waiver is free of charge. They must present a valid passport, which should be valid for a minimum of 6 months, and a confirmed [...]

qatar permanent residence expats

The Qatar government has approved the bill allowing qualified expats to become permanent residents. Along with this status are benefits commonly enjoyed by the citizens. The Ministry of Interior will set up a committee to review the applications, as stated in the law. This same bill also allows children of Qatari mothers who married non-Qatari [...]

As the siege of Qatar continues, His Highness Emir Tamim bin Hamad Ai Thani addressed the nation. Recently, Qatar has rejected the 13 demands given by the Saudi-led group. The list of demands has been reduced to just six, which focuses on eliminating extremism and terrorism. The Emir’s speech looks back at the nation’s experience [...]

For mommies and daddies out there in Abu Hamour, Rejoice! The new campus of Philippine School Doha has just opened its doors to more than 4,000 students that it can accommodate in its newly constructed buildings. According to the administrators of the school, this project is worth more than QR123 million. Philippine Ambassador Wilfredo Santos [...]

Beginning July 23, 2017, OFWs in Qatar who need to verify their employment contracts with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) can request an appointment online. This system aims to eliminate overcrowding and long waiting period of those concerned. Clients will no longer have to go to POLO early just to get a number. On [...]

People in Qatar have something big to look forward to. Five years from now, one of the biggest sporting events will take place here, the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The biggest names in the world of football/soccer will all gather here in this very amazing country. And to take a sneak peek at the state-of-the-art [...]

dole ofw id card qatar

Good news to all OFWs as the OEC will be scrapped and will be replaced with an OFW ID called iDOLE (ID of the Department of Labor and Employment). This OFW ID card is free and will be automatically be issued to all OFWs. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that the OFW ID will [...]

eid al fitr qatar

Greeting everyone an Eid Mubarak! Eid Al Fitr starts on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs announced the date of Eid Al Fitr to be on Sunday a meeting confirming the sighting of the moon. Eid Al Fitr Announced in Qatar The moon sighting today means that it’s the end of Ramadan [...]