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The Philippine Embassy of Doha has issued a statement informing everyone to keep calm and exercise prudence in line with the recent severance of diplomatic ties by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain with Qatar. Due to the cutting of ties, several airline companies in the region including Etihad Airways and Emirates airlines have suspended flights [...]

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar has expressed regret over the decision by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain concerning the closing of borders and airspace, as well as cutting off diplomatic relations. In a post from the MOFA website, a full statement is posted on June 4, 2017  stating that the country has [...]

cebu pacific doha flights

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines budget carrier, has announced that it will cease its Manila-Doha-Manila route. The last flight will be on July 1, 2017. So to those who are planning to fly via Cebu Pac, be advised of these updates so you can be guided in your The Cebu Pacific management will stop the operations [...]

H.E. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, has issued a circular on the official working hours in Qatar during the holy month of Ramadan for the ministries, government agencies and public institutions. The circular stated that on the advent of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1437 [...]

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 [...]

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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 - [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]