Why Do Filipinos Want To Go To Qatar

Today, more and more Filipinos are lured by the idea of moving to Qatar. While relocating from the Philippines to a foreign land means detachment from family and close friends, moving to this Middle Eastern country can be very beneficial to most Pinoys, especially to those who are dealing with a few financial problems.

Of course, migrating to this flourishing country could lead to a lucrative job with a very rewarding salary, allowing you to earn enough money to support the needs of your family back home. In addition, being an OFW in Qatar gives you a chance to delve into the fascinating culture of the Arab world, as well as meet new people.

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Pinoy Job Opportunities for Greener Pastures in Qatar

Qatar offers a world full of exciting job opportunities for any Filipino looking to earn a fortune abroad.   With its burgeoning economy and stable petroleum industry, this country has now become a sought-after location for foreign companies and investors. A lot of companies from all over the world have established offices and branches here, creating tons of opportunities for both foreign and local residents.
Its gas and petroleum industry, however, is not the only business sector that produces high-income jobs for Filipinos working in this foreign land.

Since 2000, the country’s tourism industry has been ceaselessly thriving, thanks to the support of the Tourism Authority. As a result, tons of Pinoys have found a satisfying occupation in hotels, touring companies and resorts, which would also allow them to enjoy Qatar’s beautiful desert landscape, subtropical climate and stunning beaches. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will also trigger further developments in the country’s tourism sector, giving Qatari nationals and expats more employment opportunities.

Higher wages

Let’s be honest, most of us (Pinoys) come here not to experience a different culture, but to earn better wages.  In the Philippines, employees are offered with a rather low salary by companies and employers. As a matter of fact, even in-demand jobs, such as teachers, engineers and nurses, are being paid poorly.

Qatar, on the other hand, provides salaries that are more or less similar to the ones in the western countries. In addition, with the lack of personal income taxation, an OFW in this country can earn a far higher net income than he or she would get in the Philippines. Whether you are a skilled worker or a certified professional, working in this Middle Eastern powerhouse can make ends meet, and fill your piggy bank.

Feels just like home

As a Filipino, Qatar can be your home away from home. After all, it is one of the top OFW destinations in all of the Middle East. Not to mention, Filipinos are the second biggest group of foreign workers in the country, with over 200, 000 Filipinos working and residing here. To top it all off, there are dozens of Filipino organizations in this Middle East nation, such as the Qatar Pinoy Riders and the Qatar Philippine Basketball League.