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Living and working in another country, one would want a comfortable place to stay. If you are new in Qatar, you might get lost in knowing how to rent a flat/apartment. We have written this guide to understanding the process of renting accommodation here. Finding an apartment to rent here in Qatar is fairly easy, [...]

banking in Qatar

Regarded by IMF as the country with the highest per capita income, one can expect that most systems here are more advanced than other countries. And expats soon find out that doing banking in the emirates is no different. It can be done with great ease and convenience as Qatar was able to maintain its [...]

Holders of Qatar resident ID can easily apply for a Schengen visa if they want to visit European countries in the Schengen area. They need to send their application to the embassy of the country that they will visit the longest or will visit first. Some of the requirements needed during application are: standard form, [...]

finding work abroad

To be able to work abroad, there are two choices. Send an application at a recruitment agency or send the application directly to the foreign company. These two options have its pros and cons. But these continue because some people have found work abroad using one of these choices. Placement agency vs direct hire When [...]

qatar id number

Some of us working and living here in Qatar may have been wondering what the numbers on our Qatari ID mean. Are they just random set of numbers thought out by Qatari officials? Well, wonder no more. Those numbers correspond to specific information about the holder that will allow government officials to determine your age [...]

Hiring a house helper is common for most families abroad, especially in the Middle East, with agencies readily available to provide candidates for the position. As an expat living in a foreign country, without immediate support from family and friends, hiring a maid or a nanny can be a great help. If you are in [...]

owwa doha qatar

Did you know that as a certified OWWA member, you can apply for a loan to use in your business? With the OFW-EDLP (Enterprise Development and Loan Program), you can! With just three phases of the enterprise development intervention, you are on your way to becoming an entrepreneur. You will attend the Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development [...]

mosawalat bus service qatar

Getting around Qatar is still possible even if you don’t have your own car. There is public transportation that you can use. You can have buses and taxis to get to your destination. Mowasalat, a government-owned organization, runs the bus network. It also oversees the taxi service in the country, under the Karwa banner. photo [...]

Congratulations on your new job abroad! You will encounter new adventures, experiences and opportunities. But for sure, you will miss your loved ones back home. It can be a bit sad waking up and realizing that you are miles away from your family. If this is your first time working abroad, or even if you [...]

One of the downside of working so far away from home is being homesick. Especially if it’s your first time working abroad, you will have a lot of adjustments to do. It can cause you to reminisce about home. But did you know that the feeling of homesickness also has its benefits? You don’ have [...]

women's clothing

Being an Islamic country, Qatar follows a very traditional mode of dressing. In fact, Qataris are encouraging tourists and expats alike to respect their culture and dress modestly, especially in public. They even had a slogan ‘Reflect your Respect’ to call out to tourists of what is and what is not an acceptable style of [...]

exit visa cancellation process

Are you leaving Qatar for good? If you are a Residence Permit holder, it is very important for you to cancel your residency status and close all your existing accounts before leaving. You also will be advised to pay off fines or debts you may have during your stay in the country. Ensuring that everything [...]