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With the Qatar Labour Law amending some of the provisions on the 2004 and 2009 labour laws, expats and workers in Qatar can now pursue complaints and protests against their employers who don’t abide the law with less complications and conditions than before. With the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani signing the law, [...]

The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar Online (PEOS) is a service that POEA provides for those who want to work abroad. It gives useful information regarding overseas employment. Most importantly, it protects the worker from illegal recruiters. Applicants need to create an account at the POEA website (peos.poea.gov.ph). Once the account has been created, they need to [...]

The approaching winter season makes it conducive to go out of the house and enjoy the cool temperature. And what better way to spend it in one of the many parks in Qatar? Take for example, the MIA Park which is located beside the Museum of Islamic Art. MIA Park has some attractions that the [...]

Hamad Health Card

Taking care of one’s health is very important. In Qatar, the Hamad Hospital is the principal public healthcare provider where everyone can go for consultation or for emergency procedures. The Hamad Health card is needed to access the facilities and subsidize the cost of treatment. Both Qatar nationals and residents can apply for a Hamad [...]


With Qatar abolishing ‘Kafala’ system in December of last year and changing its regulations into contract-based system, many expats and workers attempted to change jobs knowing that they no longer needed to obtain their employers’ permission to transfer to another company at the end of their contract period. With the previous automatic two-year ban to [...]

No matter how much one tries to avoid getting hurt or injured at work, it cannot be prevented. Accidents do happen even when taking all the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of everyone. And Qatar companies are no different. And when injury occurs, the employers and employees should know their duties and responsibilities in [...]

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 [...]

Most expats in Qatar, including myself, have been waiting for changes to be made on the sometimes abusive labor laws. And when it finally took effect in December of last year, many in the work force rejoiced. Many employees expected that with the abolishment of the Kafala system, positive reform will finally take place in [...]

Driving in a foreign country entails learning new rules that may or may not be similar to one’s country of origin. Once you get your driving license, you might too excited that you forget that you are in a country where you can get fined if you don’t follow proper guidelines. So it is important [...]

list of driving violations and fines qatar

So you’ve studied driving in Qatar and have gotten your driver’s license already. Congratulations on this new chapter as it takes time and money to apply for a license to drive in another country. Given this, it is important that you are also aware of certain Qatar driving rules to take note of in order to avoid [...]

This is something that many of us working abroad do not think about. We have a job; we are young and healthy, so why do we need to have a legal will, or insurance, for that matter? Be advised that your assets might be frozen until a legitimate heir will show proof to claim them. [...]

There are some cases where expat mothers give birth in their homeland. For them, it can be for convenience because they can get support from their extended families, or they can recover easily in more familiar surroundings. Upon returning to Qatar with their babies, they need to bring the required documents such as original birth [...]