Information for Qatar Expats
A List of Useful Articles for Qatar Residents
Starting a new life in Qatar - or any new country - can be daunting. New schools have to be found, there's a health system to be navigated, a phone line to be installed and so on. It isn't helped by the fact that basic information seems to be regarded as a state secret in Qatar, to grudgingly be given out only when there is no other alternative.
Fortunately, our website doesn't take that approach. In this section of our website are articles and information that will be useful to you as a resident in Qatar.
After seeing the price of renting property in Qatar, you may be tempted to buy your own. Our unbiased guide examines the pros and cons of buying a house or apartment and gives essential information about the process.
A look at renting property in Qatar. Includes a list of letting agents and serviced apartments to get you started in your search for a home.
Using either our links or our interactive map check out our overviews of some of the most popular areas to rent in Doha.
Check out our Qatar Property page for more articles and information on buying and renting in Qatar.
The legal and practical details of buying and drinking alcohol in Qatar.
Clubs & Societies in Qatar
A list of every club and society in Qatar we could find. If you have an interest or a hobby, chances are you'll find people to share it with here.
Cars over three years old in Qatar require a yearly inspection. Read our step by step guide to getting your car inspected.
An overview of driving in Qatar, covering issues such as validity of foreign driving licenses, traffic rules, insurance and so on.
How to renew your Road Permit in Qatar.
Read one woman's experience of taking the Qatar Driving Test. Essential reading for anyone considering taking the test themselves.
Qatar traffic offences and the penalties they occur.
A look at Further Education in Qatar with information and contact details of Qatar Institutes, Colleges and Universities.
A list of Nurseries in Qatar with contact details.
A look at primary and secondary education in Qatar, and a list of private and international schools in Qatar with contact details.
A list of institutions that teach languages, and the languages they teach.
A selection of places and teachers.
Paul Halfyear, financial advisor at Nexus, provides the first in a series of articles on Life Insurance in Qatar.
Includes a list of internet cafes and Q-tel hotspots and their location in Doha.
A quick tour through the different ways to get on the web in Qatar.
This article contains practical information for expats on what to do in the traumatic event of a death in Qatar.
In hot conditions you can become dehydrated in as little as fifteen minutes. This article discusses how to recognise dehydration, how to prevent it and how to treat it if you do become dehydrated.
Recognising, preventing and treating heat stroke.
Qatar to get cord-blood bank, aims to become a regional leader of futuristic stem-cell technology.
Should I go private or visit my local government clinic? Is it worth taking out health insurance? How do I find a dentist? Find the answers to these questions and more in our article on dental health care in Qatar.
An general overview of the Health System in Qatar, with information about health cards, vaccinations and more.
A list of private and government hospitals in Qatar with contact details.
Shabina Khatri takes a look at the process of giving birth in Qatar, from choosing the right hospital and doctor to getting your own way when it comes to delivery.
In the third of her series of articles on having a baby in Qatar, Shabina takes us through the steps of getting your baby registered and legal.
Where to get plastic surgery, whose getting it, how much it costs and how to choose a good surgeon.
So, what's it actually like to live here? What restrictions are there? Will you get stoned for kissing your girlfriend/boyfriend? We try to answer these questions and more with our snapshot of life in Qatar.
Everyone has to carry ID cards in Qatar, unless they are children. Here's what a Qatar ID cards looks like, with details of the information it carries.
Rules exist, but they are not quite as strict as elsewhere - and are more often flouted!
What you have to when you get married very much depends on your religion and nationality. Fiona Murray provides a practical guide to those who wish to tie the knot.
People's attitudes towards dogs and cats, the practicalities of bringing your pet into Qatar, practical information about having a pet in Qatar and useful links and resources for pet owners.
Maps of the Qatar Bus routes for Doha, Al Khor & Al Shamal and for Doha's Industrial Area.
Practical Information about Postal Services in Qatar.
Practical Information about Mobile Phones in Qatar: Phones Available, Roaming, Standards, Costs and More
Practical information about telephonic services provided by Qatar's monopoly supplier, Qtel.
Shop and Ship (Blog post)
A look at Aramex's Shop and Ship service, which allows users to buy goods in America or the UK and have them shipped to Qatar. Includes directions, prices and contact details.
Practical information about getting water, gas and electricity in Qatar.
Tonnes of articles on how to find work in Qatar.
Find out what rights you have - and don't have - under Qatar Labour Law.
View a list of current vacancies in Qatar and the Gulf.