Is this constant rain and bad weather driving you crazy. Here are 4 great reasons you should consider moving to Qatar, this just might be the move of a lifetime.
1 – The Lifestyle
Your life in Qatar can be “as you like it”. There are plenty of choices on everything you could possible
imagine. All idyllic!
Think penthouse apartment or beach front house? There is an abundance of cultural and
entertainment attractions that have been developed over the last few years, including huge air
conditioned, uber clean shopping malls with all the well known brands and food outlets you would
expect in The Trafford centre but on a totally different scale.
The restaurant scene is vibrant with choices for all pallets, have a look at Gordon Ramsey restaurant.
Foreign workers make up 88% of the population, the expat community in Qatar is very friendly,
sociable and welcoming. There are lots of expat clubs, sports clubs, private members clubs and
events so bumping into friends and acquaintances while shopping or on the Corniche is quite
common. (The Doha Corniche is a 7km seafront promenade).
2 – Working conditions
Given that the majority of the working population are expats, English is now commonly used as the
main business language, therefore a Qatari work place can quickly become familiar. Typically your
days will start early and finish early, 7am to 2 or 3pm is quite common. Basic salaries or pretty
similar to those on offer in the UK (but it’s tax free). The holiday allowances are very generous, the
peripheral benefits can sometimes also include accommodation allowances, utility allowances,
school fee allowances and stellar private health schemes which are all geared up to attract married
couples and families.
3 – The Sunny Weather!
They have two seasons, Summer and Winter. Summer is very hot and winter is basically like summer
in the UK. The Qatar peninsula has some of the most beautiful coastline you could ever wish for,
facing onto the Persian Gulf with wonderful beaches and dunes.
4 – The future potential and opportunities.
Qatar is committed to making its mark on the global stage – the liberal approach to international
trade and the fact that they are heavily invested in many sectors of the global economy suggests
that Qatar is going to go from strength to strength. With the Fifa World Cup finals being staged here
in 2022, it will only further enhance the Qatar brand and reputation.
We are also putting together a number of other articles that you may find of interest as they are complete, you can find them via the links
- Typical Recruitment Process for Qatari Businesses
- Relocating to Qatar – A basic guide
- Salary, Bonus & Allowances – Explained
Greenfield have recently been engaged by some amazing businesses in Doha, Qatar, to support their
search for world class technology professionals. If you are considering moving to Qatar we are currently working on the following