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Expat Report Culture Shock in Doha, Qatar was published
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Relax when entering a new culture and don't bring expectations that everything will work the way you are used to. Be open to trying new things... leave your personal "baggage" at home...I've coined a new phrase since living abroad based on my experience and watching those around me adjust..."is it new or is it you!" (Continue)
velf replied to the thread HELP NEEDED!! on the Qatar forum:
eijazpardhan initially posted:
Hello everyone, my name is eijaz, I am new in this forum. I am looking for the job opportunity in Qatar related to SEO and copywriting. I have a basic know of SEO and on page optimization and link building with sound knowledge of content writing. Do you have any idea regarding this field. How can I explore opportunity in SEO in Qatar? Please help.
velf replied on May 12, 2015 with:
Hello there, I also want to find job as SEO Consultant/ Internet marketing in qatar. I hope we can share each others. Regards
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aarav posted best calling option to india? on the Qatar forum:
i only found for 0.5 dollarcent per minute. are there cheaper options?
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mshaqal posted job offer on the Qatar forum:
,I am a doctor in Australia was offered a job in Qatar my concern is if i decide to leave if i didn't like it is it feasible ? they said the 1st 3 months is a probation period.and how is life there? I am Arabic in origin too.Regards.
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mshaqal replied to the thread Making friends and racism in qatar on the Qatar forum:
Tyga initially posted:
Hi everyone, I'm planning to make a move to Doha in September due to a job offer. Naturally I'm very nervous but also excited about this new prospective. I'm a British Asian, born here, pretty much average guy, very open minded with a western mindset and lifestyle. I have many questions but will initially start with these two. Is it difficult or pretty easy to make friends over there? I know I wouldn't fit in with other 'native' Asians from non western countries as they'll have diffefent interests. I was thinking is it easy to make friends with other expats, preferably western? i know I'm being picky but it's whats I'm comfortable with ATM, maybe will extend my horizon once I'm settled. Also how bad is rasicm over there? I keep reading horrible stories especially to manual labor workers and would this affect me? Thanks.
mshaqal replied most recently with:
,I am a doctor in Australia was offered a job in Qatar my concern is if i decide to leave if i didn't like it is it feasible? they said the 1st 3 months is probation period.and how is life there I am Arabic in origin too.Regards.
Tyga replied most recently with:
Hi, I'm grateful once again for your comment. It's a lot more clear than what I anticipated. I will email you if I have any more questions. Thank you.
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aaa posted Dyslexia test on the Qatar forum:
I need to do the dyslexia test foe my son he is in y6 do you know any one can do it plz
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Djoeni posted Salary package on the Qatar forum:
Hi, I would like to have your advise about the following salary package they have been offering me to come and work in Doha. I'm a single guy currently living in Belgium, have 10 years experience in retail business. This is the offer: 35000 all included (housing, transportation, visa, 24 days holiday, one round trip flight home) Can someone also sum up the cost of living (1 bedroom flat, car rental, utilities, private health insurance, other daily costs like internet, monthly foodcosts etc) So I can have an idea how much will left at the end of the month of my 35000. Thank you very much!!
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deejay1952 replied to the thread What's a girl to Pack? on the Qatar forum:
JadeF initially posted:
Arriving in the first week of April, I have no idea what to bring with in terms of clothing, I have a limited budget for my first two months, so I cant arrive and go shopping. I'm supposed to wear smart casual to work, I've discarded any tops that show cleavage, but then I read your elbows should be covered to? I spoke to someone who said that the rules are really enforced and that people wear what they want. I only have one suitcase and one back pack, which I need to stock for a two year contract. And now with all the differences in what I am been told, i am starting to panic. I'd appriatte to hear it from an expat living there. Also, I was going to start learning Arabic, but I read somewhere, it would be better to learn an Indian dialect, or Spanish as I will be working with a lot of Filipinos. Any Advice will be appreciated.
deejay1952 replied most recently with:
you can pack what you want as there are laundrettes here. also a few shops where you can buy clothers. unless you intend wearing whatever you bring for the NEXT TWO YEARS? youi think Filipinos (who have various Filipino dialects) speak SPANISH? have you actualy traveled outside your own country before? are you sure you are actualy old enough to be allowed out on your own ?
barblam1 replied most recently with:
What will your job be and where will you be working? Yes- some people DO not respect the extremely conservative dress codes, but it IS looked down on and QUITE disrespectful. If you are willing to come here and earn a living, following common dress is NOT much to ask. I wear long skirts to my ankles and long sleeved tops that at LEAST cover my forearms. Very simple and NOT at all expensive. If you want to be a fashion plate in tight clothes with short hems and sleeves do NOT work in the Middle East. And you cannot dress any way you want.
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tanyaga replied to the thread Schools in Qatar on the Qatar forum:
Slipcatch7 initially posted:
Howzit guys... My wife and I are thinking about relocating to Doha in August 2015. We are both teachers and have interviews with The Gulf English School next week. Can anyone tell me anything about the school? Can't seem to find any current discussions... Thanks!
tanyaga replied most recently with:
Hey there! You may visit Qatar Educational Directory at It gives you detailed information about grades requirements, curriculum, language being used, age requirement and date of admission from pre-K to post secondary. Qatar Educational Directory ( has provided parents with complete, accurate, valuable and comprehensive information about the entire educational field in Qatar. Qatar Educational Directory is divided into main categories such as: Nurseris & Kindergartens In Qatar Independent Schools In Qatar Private & International Schools In Qatar Colleges & Universities In Qatar Special Need Centers In Qatar Training Centers In Qatar English Education Centers In Qatar For full details, kindly visit Qatar Educational Directory’s website at Or visit our Facebook page at Good luck! :)
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