[img_assist|nid=1187|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=148|height=180]Breaking news! Another tower is burning in Doha - this is happening as I'm typing (it's 1pm on Saturday). Lots of flames and smoke rising up. Don't bother trying to drive down to City Centre Mall today - all the roads will probably be closed off and traffic is going to be crazy in the area.
Â The tower looks like Salam Tower but this isn't confirmed.Â
Just like Doha, Qatar Living keeps on getting new features! One that I think you'll particularly enjoy is a WYSIWYG text editor. If you don't know what that means, don't worry! Next time you're adding a new forum topic you'll see a few icons on top of where you put in the text. These will allow you to spruce up your post with some formatting (bold, italics, lists, etc.) and will also allow you to easily insert pictures into your post!
This feature is currently just being tested...please give me your feedback!
Buy. Sell. Rent. Loan. Swop. The classified adverts are back and this time they are fully intergrated into Qatar Living! That's right, no going to a seperate website in order to post an advert or browse the deals! Feel free to list anything including electronics, household goods, computers, mobile phones, cars, services and whatever else. So, check out Qatar Classifieds! If you want to post an advert, it's completely free (you'll need to be registered in order to post an advert). You can click here or find it in your "create content" menu.
Can one purchase a router in Qatar and connect it to Qtel's ADSL lines? My husband and I have 2 laptops and want to be able to connect them both to the internet. If so, where should one go to purhcase one? How much should I expect one to cost?
I have got an offer from Qatar Foundation for Sr. Civil Supervisor which is basically like a Section Head. They offered me QR 11283 plus QR 7000 HRA plus QR 1200 transport plus QR 500 Utility allowance, plus children allowance plus excursion fare annual and QR 40000 Furniture loan depreciated fully in 4 years plus one month salary after every one year of service.
Could you please give your comments on this offer.
I will need to sign up with a mail forwarding service before I move from the USA to Qatar. I've never used one before so I don't know how well they work. Do any of you use one, which one is it, how much does it cost, and are happy with it?
I subscribe to quite a few magazines and I'm not sure if I should cancel all of them before coming or if I should have them sent to me by the mail forwarding service along with the bills and letters.
I read that you need to either boil the water or drink bottled water, otherwise you'll get sick. I also read you should either boil the milk or use powered milk with bottled water and should avoid uncooked vegetables and unpeeled fruits. Is this really necessary? How often do people get sick from the water, milk, or food in Doha? Is this why I need a vaccination for typhoid fever, hepatis A an
I just wanted to give you feedback about clubs and health centers in Doha. I passed by each club and enquired about facilities and services:
1. MEMBERSHIP COST
- Marriott Hotel (The Spa) / QAR 4,800
- Doha Club / QAR 5,700
- Shiraton Hotel / QAR 5,900
- The Four Seasons Hotel / 12,000 QAR
- Dana Club / QAR 4,200
- The InterContinental / QAR 6,500
- Diplomatic Club / QAR 7,000 (i guess so)
- The Ritz-Carlton (The Spa) / QAR 11,000
2. SWIMMING POOL & GYM
My husband and I will be moving to Qatar in a few months. I am still confused about the clothing I should wear. I heard it's best if I wear long sleeves. I have a lot of modest dresses that hang several inches below the knees but they are short-sleeved not long-sleeved. They do not sell long-sleeved dresses or blouses in the stores where I live this time of year. Once the long sleeved clothing is available it will be Sept. or Oct. and we will have already moved to Qatar. Even if I could find long sleeves during the summer, they will be designed for cold weather and will be a hot fabric.
The first Qatar National Client Satisfaction Survey apprently ... go and voice your comp,aints maybe they'll be heard.
Coming to Qatar soon. Wondering how hard it is to order items from Ebay(from around the world) and getting them delievered to Qatar? Will it come to my residence in Qatar or be held in customs?
Its nice that a lot of new people join this site and ask questions about life at Qatar. Many of them are new and excited about living at Qatar..However there is an untold story of 100s of people who come to Qatar and leave quietly within their first two years...In Most govt. department/Major Private Companies..a serious shortage of Manpower is obvious..yet daily farewells are norm..(So much so that after much ridicule some companies withdrew the actually number of vacancies on their websites)
I was reading about an auction announcement in a news paper. The auction was for SIM card with a special number (6666666). The bidding openening price strated at 1,000,000 Riyals and ended at 10,000,000 Riyals!!
I don't know, but how many straving people could eat with 10 Million riyals?? What could this ammount do for a charity??
I remember someone told me that a car plate with special serial was sold for 3 million Riyals.
What a bloody waste ...
hey, id like to know if u r able to get a saudi transit visa (how easy is it)on the way to the uae, how quick is this transit do they do like a thorough search and take a whileto negotiate. Does that happen on both ends even though its a half hour drive if that. How long is it all trogether to get to Dubai (how long doe it take for this transit)
Oh, i know its around 650km to Abu Dhabi and another 150 to Dubai but how fast can u go especially from Messaied to Abu Dhabi when their nothing really. Are there any service stations (like in the in the U.k which i doubt)
Questions and Answers
- Sample Budget and Cost of Living
- Qatar Schools Database
- Residents Guide to Qatar
- Siteseeing in Qatar
- Traffic Rules
- Attending a Qatari Wedding
- Gift ideas from Qatar
- Buying a used car in Qatar
- Renting in Qatar
- What to consider when renting in Qatar
- Preparing for Winter in Qatar
- Registering a birth in Qatar
- Blackberry phones in Qatar
- Old Qatar
- What's Happening in Qatar
- Online Shopping in Qatar
- What does Doha look like?