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4 Reasons to Move to Qatar

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 for everything you could possibly imagine. Think penthouse apartment or beachfront 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 ex-pat community in Qatar is very friendly, sociable and welcoming. There are lots of ex-pat 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 ex-pats, English is now commonly used as the main business language, therefore a Qatari workplace 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 – 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 coastlines 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 below:

  • Typical Recruitment Process for Qatari Businesses
  • Relocating to Qatar – A basic guide
  • Salary, Bonus & Allowances – Explained

Greenfield has 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 vacancies.

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