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ramadan schedule in qatar

Ramadan is observed in every Muslim country. It is a month long religious event. As expats, we should be aware how our host country celebrates this event. This year, according to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is expected to start on May 26. Please be advised that this is still tentative as the actual date will [...]


The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Doha announced the official visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in the State of Qatar. The president is expected to arrive on Friday, April 14, for his three-day visit in the country. Aside from closing deals and agreements with the high officials of Qatar, the president [...]

If you are going to the Philippines anytime soon, now is your chance to pack more items. Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s largest carrier, has announced a special promo for Middle East passengers. Those who are traveling to Manila from Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, and Riyadh will receive an extra 25kg baggage allowance from February 13 - [...]


Qatar officials are enforcing the ban of alcohol in public areas in the heart of Doha when the FIFA 2022 World Cup is held. The head of the tournament organizer is making sure that alcohol will be not be sold at the stadium and should only be used for sports events. Al-Thawadi (Secretary-General of Supreme Committee for Delivery [...]


The Ministry of Interior announced a system to take the fingerprints of expats when they come in to Qatar. In order to strengthen the security and control the people who enter and exit the country, the MOI initiated this project. Brigadier Nasser Abullah al-Mahmoud (Criminal Evidence and Information Department Director) expresses his interest in getting [...]


Those who cannot afford a lawyer, you can now receive free legal advice at (QU) Qatar University. This is a new initiative launched by Qatar University's Law Division. Pro Bono cases were just handled by lawyers of QU a couple of months ago even though this was established last 2012. Cases that the clinic receive comprise [...]


Our generation of today are more engaged in cyberspace compared from the past. Majority of Qatar residents rely on the internet for our news and to communicate, especially through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and etc. We connect through the internet on a daily basis. With that being said, some netizens might be unaware of [...]


All motorists in Qatar, be advised of the new traffic system to monitor violations and to respond to emergencies on the road. The Ministry of Interior in Qatar is ready to update the transportation units of the Traffic Department. The purpose of this upgrade is to lessen the travel-time to respond to different emergencies. There will [...]


Qatar's construction of the biggest man-made forest is nearing it's completion. Rafi Ohanian (Nakheel Landscapes Operations Manager) told Gulf Times that the man-made forest will be finished on March 20, 2017. It will be a 8.3 sq km forest that has 4 islands and 2 lakes. The entire area of the forest will be filled with [...]

Qatar is mourning the death of its former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani. He was Qatar's Emir and he died at the age of 84 last Sunday. He governed Qatar for 23 years starting 1972 to 1995. Qatar News Agency reported the sad news coming from the court. The current Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani [...]


One of the hardest parts of being an expat worker is resolving legal matters with your employer. But with the changes to the Law No 14 of 2014, the government of Qatar has organized a new committee to settle these conflicts faster. A new cabinet is formed in order to help employees resolve their arguments [...]


The summer season is about to end and weather forecasts next week will be rainy with low temperatures. A report from a local weather-forecaster said that the rainy season will start soon. The Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) announced a little downpour in Qatar and will be raining for 52 days. This rain is expected to start on [...]