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Real Estate in Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 20, 2023

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Qatar should begin by researching the different areas of the country and the types of properties available. It is important to consider the cost of living in the area, the availability of amenities, and the proximity to work and other activities. Houses in Qatar typically include amenities such as air conditioning, swimming pools, and private gardens. Many also have access to gyms, spas, and other recreational facilities. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Qatar, but there are restrictions on the type of property that can be purchased. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land, and they must obtain permission from the government before purchasing a property.

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How do I find a place to live in Qatar?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Qatar can be a daunting task. The best way to start is by researching the different areas of Qatar and deciding which one best suits your needs. You can find information about the different areas online, or by speaking to people who have lived in Qatar. Once you have narrowed down your search, you can start looking for rental properties. There are a variety of websites that list rental properties in Qatar, such as Qatar Living, Qatar Property Finder, and Qatar Rental. Additionally, you can contact real estate agents in Qatar who can help you find a suitable property. Finally, you can also look for rental properties in newspapers and magazines," explained one person living in Qatar.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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