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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 [...]

Aside from Kuwait, Morocco and Turkey are helping in mediating the rift between the Saudi-led bloc and Qatar. Both representatives from Morocco and Turkey have visited Kuwait and Qatar to relay messages of support and other statements. King Mohamed VI of Morocco relayed his message to the Emir of Kuwait through Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser [...]

fifa world cup qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says that the 2022 World Cup will still go on despite the current crisis that Qatar is undergoing. On December 2, 2010, FIFA announced that Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup in 2022. With that, the Qatari government started the preparations for hosting the big event which will happen [...]

Residents from nations that are hostile with Qatar can still stay, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.  Although the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE have ordered Qatari residents to leave their countries, Qatar will not retaliate. For the Qatari government, it is important to uphold the nation’s firm beliefs and [...]