As seen at a small Doha "juice" shop. Hope this is not where you were eating!
Can anyone elaborate on what kind of personnel Grade system QP follows. I understand that they follow grdaes like 13, 14, 15. 16 etc. Which is higher/lower? What is the topmost grade like? Does it bear any relation to Salary and Allowances?
Appreciate if someone can comment about realtionship Grades have with responsibilty, reporting system, and number of personnel normally working under a particular grade.
Entertaining day at the races yesterday, sadly marred by a crash involving the Qatari boat, the driver of which is in hospital. Marshalls did a great job of putting out flaming engines
Taken outside Rayan in 1989 when Qatar had the largest single classs FISLY registered sand yacht club in the world.
Is anyone else tussling with greedy landlords? Our complete 10 villa compound has just been given notice to vacate the premises as they want to refurbish. When the new Law # 4 of 2006 was pointed out to them we were told that they have a letter form the municipality giving them permission to do this as major renovations are required. The compound is only 5 years old and this just appears to be a ruse to kick us out and refill the compound at a hugely increased rent. Anyway. we are waiting for a copy of this letter and then off to the lawyer I suppose we go since the law seems to be perfectly clear on this - if they're not knocking it down or moving relatives in, then they can't kick us out. Anyone have any tales of successful litigation?
I am a British man having been an expat in Saudi Arabia for a number of years and live here with my family, well settled despite the obvious restrictions that life has here.
Recently I have been approached for a position in Qatar, very similar profile, similar remuneration. I don't know enough about the place to make an informed decision yet.
I have two children in the British School here and good education is a priority for me. I also would be concerned about rental costs having read many threads on here. We are used to compound living in Saudi and would probably prefer to stary that way if its possible in Doha within a sensible budget. I am in the early stages of negotiating a potential package but would appreciate knowing what would be a sensible budget for a 3 bedroom place.
can someone here gives me some infos regarding maid agency in Doha? How to hire? How much I have to pay?
Can somebody please supply me with contact numbers, websites etc for the main motorcyle dealers in Doha as the search sites and google etc are remarkably usless! I am moving there and want to contact Honda (at least) concerning spares for my XR400R etc.
I will also be pleased to hear from those with an interest in dirt riding; trails and/or sand prior to my arrival in July/Aug 2006 for some riding buddies.
I`ve just bought some tickets for a football tournament starting next week. I think it is the emir cup. Unfortunately the lady at the counter could not tell me the complete schedule. I only know that the first game will be on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Al Sadd Stadium (Al Sadd vs. Al Rayan).
Does anybody of you know where to get more informations in English?
I tried already the Homepage of the QFA, but it`s useless, because it is under construction.....like everything in Doha ;-)
I "heard" and I guess people are right when they say that life is not cheap in Qatar. I'm already aware of the rental costs but what about:
1) Food, how big would the weekly grocery store bill be ? Let's say for me and my wife? (No kids)
2) Bills : water, electric, phone, house insurance, internet access, cable TV...
3) Gas (what do they use? unleaded right? Do they use Diesel engines?)
I'm curious about Clubs. I've seen quite a few things about them on the forum. Do they tend to revolve around your workplace (I'll be with QP) or social groups? What are the advantages? What are the costs? I guess any info would be appreciated.
I am interviewing for a middle level role with Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Co ?
How is the company ? have you heard of them ? Do expatriates work there ? Whats the working culture ? Any other info would be very helpful.
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