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The public is reminded to be safe when dust and sand storms occur. Exposure to dusts can cause respiratory problems, especially for those with existing allergies.  And if it’s really necessary to go out, expect low visibility on the road. Dust and sand storms are regular occurrence in Qatar. When this happens, the Qatari government [...]

As rainy days are expected in Qatar, the Ministry of Interior has shared tips on how to be safe when driving during rain. When driving is a must, just be safe to avoid accidents. This way, all motorists can get to their destination without trouble. Also Read: Driving During Foggy Weather Before going out, check [...]

Under Family Sponsorship, an accompanying spouse can apply for work without needing another work permit. The employer of the sponsored worker will extend sponsorship to the legal spouse, as long as requirements from the Qatar government are met. The accompanying spouse will not get the same legal status, benefits and allowances as the sponsored spouse. [...]

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 [...]

It’s not an easy task to choose an insurance that will fit your needs living in your own country. What more if you are in a foreign country? There are so many things to consider before you finally decide on getting insurance for yourself and even for your family. And being an overseas Filipino worker [...]

There will be places to go and see even if you only have one day to stay in Qatar. There is Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Arts, Corniche and the business district. You can join a complimentary tour from the hotel you are staying, or avail of the many tours from accredited tour operators. You [...]

e-gate from MOI fb-crop

The Ministry of Interior has activated the e-gate service in the expats’ ID cards and passports when travelling through Hamad Airport. Expats will no longer need to fall in line at the passport counter, because there is a separate line for the e-gate facility. There is no need to pre-register before using the e-gate. Related [...]

how to stay warm winter season qatar

People would usually turn on the heater at home and use hot water at bath time to have heat during the cold winter. But these practices would cause injuries to some people so it is best to be cautious when using the heating implements. Doctors have shared some advice on how to prevent these accidents. [...]

You may think that the visa extension process in Qatar will be complicated and will require much of your time and money, but it’s actually the opposite. In order to attract more tourists to visit and explore this Gulf wonder, Qatar is making visa extension procedures a lot easier. So if you want your relatives [...]

Buying groceries need not be expensive. There are several supermarkets in Qatar that are known to carry affordable products that do not cost much. Some of these supermarkets regularly have promos and discounts. They even have various branches in the country. But keep in mind that one particular product will differ in prices across different [...]

diabetes check

A person has prediabetes if his sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as Type 2 Diabetes. There are no clearly identifying signs or symptoms, but there are risk factors that one should be aware of. Both children and adult can have prediabetes. But it’s good to know that [...]

Qatar National Library

Book lovers rejoice! The Qatar National Library (QNL) has opened this November. Qatar citizens and residents are eligible to borrow provided they have a library card. There are available books from children to adults. There are also online resources for streaming music and videos for members. The library also offers creative activities from time to [...]