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In January of this year, HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud precedes the session with the Advisory Council discussing the draft law on Permanent Residency ID for expats and workers in Qatar. Expats might soon acquire permanent residency ID in Qatar. Juanedc.com/Flickr If passed, the new law will allow some expatriates to [...]

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has recently launched his official Instagram account during the Qatar National Sports Day. It has one post so far. There were more than 80,000 followers since the account opened. The Emir’s official Twitter account was launched in December last year. There have been 20 tweets. The account [...]

The Msheireb Station, touted as the biggest station of the Doha Metro and also one of the biggest stations in the world, is slowly taking shape. The primary structural steel components are in place. This station connects with all the other train lines, namely the red, green and gold, which will ensure that fans of [...]

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced that as of February 1, 2018, municipalities in Qatar has implemented the Law No. 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene. With this, they are encouraging locals, expats and tourists alike to be more conscious on following the law to keep the country neat and clean. Qatar [...]

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) was inaugurated in January. It aims to serve the banking needs, like savings, loans, and investment, of OFWs. The bank will initially serve the overseas workers – including immigrants and holders of resident visas but will eventually extend the service to the families as well. OFBank’s only branch is in [...]

Good news to all Overseas Filipino Workers: the DFA has just announced that they can go directly (walk-in) to DFA Aseana or to any regional consular satellite offices to renew their passports. Office of Consular Affairs Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca announced on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 that OFWs do not need to set an appointment [...]

Welcome the new year with some serious shopping! Shop Qatar will start in January 7 until February 7, 2018. Aside from discounts in partner malls and raffle prizes for purchases, there will be other activities as well. Here we list the many activities that you can expect in this shopping festival in Qatar. Expect some pop-up [...]

Here’s something to look forward to in the new year. Take note of the upcoming holidays in Qatar for 2018 so you can plan your vacations and leaves accordingly. So far, there are four holidays announced. Please check again for further holidays to be announced by the government. Holiday Schedule in Qatar 2018 National Sports [...]

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Good news to all expats bound for Qatar! The Ministry of Interior has introduced a new system when expats can complete the requirements while still in their home country. This saves time and effort to the worker. Workers from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines and Tunisia can avail of this service. The [...]

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has approved the new law banning littering in the whole of Qatar. According to Law No. 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene, littering is now deemed illegal in Qatar, and anyone who will be caught violating the law will be penalized with a fine of up [...]