Working and Living in Qatar

By: mnknaukri


Qatar, an Arab emirate in the Middle East, is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf. It is an extremely rich nation in oil and gas reserves and thus, a primary source of income. Qatar is the world’s third largest nation in gas reserves and has the highest GDP per capita in the world. The capital of Qatar is the city of Doha.

The economy of Qatar is hugely dependent on oil and gas but the government now seeks to stimulate the private sector and develop a “knowledge economy”. Also, it aims at becoming a role model for economic and social transformation n the region. Pumping in large scale investments in all social and economic sectors of Qatar will also help in the development of a strong financial market. This will directly generate plenty of jobs in Qatar across all the sectors.

Qatar is one of the most attractive career destinations for professionals around the world. Among Gulf cities, jobs in Qatar have high preference as compared to other regions. As we all know, jobs in Gulf are the hottest favorite with talented and skilled candidates who wish to relocate overseas. But, it is extremely significant that one knows about the culture and living standards of a place before migrating to it. This is all the more important for those willing to move to Gulf and Middle East countries as their laws and lifestyle differ greatly from rest of the world. Moreover, awareness of the procedures and policies to get a job should also be gathered. One should be aware of the recent as well as upcoming developments in the region to ensure the future scope of the selected career choice. Let’s take a quick look at the growth and developments Qatar has seen in last few years.

Qatar has witnessed numerous developments in sectors like education and research, entertainment, sports, science and technology, etc. Some of the recent developments seen in the state of Qatar are the following:
-Qatar Science and Technology Park has been opened up to attract companies and entrepreneurs from overseas.
-‘Education City’ consisting of international colleges has been established too.
-An ‘Entertainment City’ has also been launched for both locals and expats.
-‘Doha Sports City’ comprises of sports academy, aquatic centers, exhibition centers and other sports facilities.

Doha, the capital city of Qatar had hosted the largest Asian Games ever held in 2006. And so, following its success, Doha has kicked off an official bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2016. Islam is the predominant religion of Qatar as Muslims constitute more than 75% of the population. The culture of Qatar i.e. its music, dress, art and cuisine is very similar to that of other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. Also, it has a modern telecommunication system centered in Doha, the country capital.

One should perform extensive research on a city even before preparing to look for a job there. Apart from culture and lifestyle, it is also necessary to get familiar with the laws and code of conduct followed by the particular city. This makes one ready to get used to the culture and lifestyle of the people living there well in advance. The way Qatari people live may seem different but they are always welcoming and hospitable.

Undoubtedly, monetary benefits are the biggest attraction for the foreign workforce with jobs in Gulf and Middle East. Jobs in Qatar offer handsome salaries exclusive of taxes, so whatever one earns is for one to keep. One may spend it on merrymaking and superior lifestyle offered by the state of Qatar.

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Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in Qatar, Middle East jobs. Naukri.com's foray into the Middle East is an Endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.

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