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alcohol ban eid al adha

Eid al-Adha 2016 is expected to begin on Sunday, September 11. In relation to this holy celebration, Qatar is imposing a 10-day alcohol ban. This means alcohol will not be served for a period of 10 days by Qatar’s hotels as well as the only off-license shop. The QTA (Qatar Tourism Authority) has sent a statement to various hotels warning [...]

emergency hotline philippine embassy

A "24/7 Hotline" for all Filipinos to use in case of emergency has been announced by the Philippine Embassy in Doha. This means we can expect immediate assistance for inquiries and no more waiting for regular business hours. Taking note and keeping it handy would be very convenient.. We are foreigners and in times of need, such [...]

qatar family residence visa

Many expats who work in Qatar have thoughts about bringing their family with them either for a short-term stay or long-term. Bringing parents/spouse/children to Qatar for a visit would normally just require a tourist/visit visa. But those who are planning to want their families to stay longer, the Ministry of Interior-Qatar (MOI-Qatar) has posted the conditions [...]

The Qatar Summer Festival is a special celebration which will happen in the month of August. Organized by QTA (Qatar Tourism Authority), this will be the 3rd time the event will take place. This is a summer highlight catered to Qatar residents as well as visitors from different countries which offers entertainment activities, different live performances, [...]

moi qatar residence card

The Ministry of Interior-Qatar posted on their official Facebook page a sample of the residence card, and advises residences to always carry it at all time. The residence permit should be carried when entering or exiting the country as this is the sole proof that validates your residency in Qatar. This is also used for identification [...]

filipino hospital in qatar

Qatar will have its first Filipino hospital soon, Philippine Business Council-Qatar or PBC-Q's official said that they are preparing a Filipino hospital basing from a new design. There was a series of conventions held with investors in Qatar last October 2015, the executives of Medical Mission Group & Health Services Co-operative Philippines or MMGHHSCP were [...]

qatar residence id

Qatar Residents, we should always carry our Residence IDs with us whenever we’re outside. Or else we face a Fine of 10,000 QR if we cannot provide it to law enforcers if they ask for it and we have violated a law. A Residence Permit is a card that proves you identification and validates your [...]

hamad international airport doha

Hamad International Airport has declared the transformation of its programme into a smart airport by incorporating the best technologies that gives passengers more control and independence over their journey. The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, as well as the Minister of Transport and Communications were present at the HIA for the trial session. Engr. [...]

garangao-childrens-festival

Garangao is a festival where children are dressed in bright clothes and carry a cloth bag to visit houses within their vicinity and collect sweets and nuts from their neighbors. This festival holds a very important role in the Gulf region, especially in Qatar. There are different names from each region Children aged 12 and [...]

philippine passport delivery qatar

Getting a Philippine passport in Qatar is now easier, especially now that you can have it delivered to your home or office! In case you need to renew or apply for a new passport, you still have to go through the application process, but getting it, you don't have to go back to the Phil [...]

qatar liquor license application

Those who are planning to get an alcohol license in Qatar, here are a few tips that will guide you about where to get a liquor permit so you can purchase and drink legally. The sole importer and retailer of alcohol in the country is Qatar Distribution Company. They have two shops and are the [...]

gulf countries OFW deportees

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that foreigners as well as Filipinos who were deported by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to work are not given permission to enter another GCC country. These are based on workers who have run away from their sponsors/employers or those workers that have a court ruling due to a violation [...]