Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Moving to Doha, Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Moving to Doha, Qatar? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Doha.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Doha?

We asked people in Doha if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!:

"I tried to shake the hand of a Qatari man. He told me that he did not shake the hands of women," explained one expat living in Doha, Qatar.

"Yes, when I turned and suddenly saw a women covered in an abaya and I nearly screamed. It took me some time to get used to the women in black," said another expat in Doha.

"I have a habit of calling everyone 'Darling', it didn't sit right with one of my English students..a high ranking officer in the army," added another expat who made the move to Doha.

How are healthcare services Doha?

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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