Here are some rare pictures of Old Qatar to share with you all...
Please mail/message me if you need more pictures....
Now please be honest or as close as you can get to that...... I'm sure we would all like to earn 200,000 QR a month, but sometimes you have to be happy with what you get.
I know you've all probably been asked these questions a thousand times before but its scary not knowing - as I'm sure you'l all appreciate.
I've been offered a job in Doha and I cant turn a fantastic opportunity like this down. I was just wondering what everyone's Top 5 Tips for moving to Qatar where?
[note from Q: If we can get some great tips together we'll compile them into the long promised guide ;]
I am going home early next month and am in need of some advice... on gold shopping for my sister...sigh! I told my mom that i was bad at it, but she will have none of it, so here i go...without knowing what i am doing...
So this is my predicament, are there any answers out there?
a) Where do i buy gold biscuits/coins from? (NO, i am NOT talking about shiploads of it.)
b) Which shop offers competitive prices AND is trusted? (The shop on the left side of the road to Timbuktu, of course)
c) What is the price of gold now? (Aint i a dumbo?) Is there any way for me to check somewhere?
Good morning, there is an interesting news in 'The Peninsula'. Thought to share it.
Web posted at: 7/14/2007 4:8:16
Source ::: The Peninsula
DOHA • Wasta (influence or connections) is a big part of life in the country. Knowing people in positions of power, real or imagined, can help one get quick service whether it be related to phone connections, electricity supply or even jobs.
The last-named has a lot of people upset and feel they are being deprived of their dues when it comes to employment. In some companies, where nepotism or near-nepotism is the name of the game, many applicants find themselves losing out seemingly because another candidate is related to the employer or is a friend of a friend.
Qatar University student Ibrahim Al Khajah said: "There are laws which make this illegal. Those who do not care about values use wasta. Deserving candidates do not get jobs because of wasta and in the end it is the public that loses out, especially if it is something like a government-related job."
Al Khajah said those who use wasta to get their way proudly flash the business cards of their contacts to show off to others that they know people in the right places.
Saud Abdullah Al Mushraf said that looking at wasta from a religious point of view shows that it is against Shariah principles. "What we see nowadays is that ill-equipped people are getting cushy jobs and once they sit on the chair, do absolutely no work at all."
Although Qatarisation is an issue nowadays, Al Mushraf said that even though the person is a Qatari national, that should not necessarily guarantee a job. "A person with the right qualifications should be given the job, whether he or she is Qatari or not. But jobs are given both in the public and private sectors on the sole basis that the applicant is a Qatari."
Particularly affected are the youth, most of them freshly out of college, who find themselves in the unemployment line because some ahead of them used contacts to get a job.
Saeed Jumaa, a recent graduate, said: "I have gone to many companies both in and out of government applying for a job. Even if I say so myself, I am qualified and was strong in academics, many times when I follow up on my applications, I am told that someone else has got the job. One employer even told me he was sorry but another person came with strong ‘references’."
Who says Doha is boring?!
A DELEGATION of the Korea Toilet Association and the World Toilet Association will visit Qatar from July 21-23.
The delegation is scheduled to meet high-ranking government officials including Sheikha Ghalia al-Thani, chairperson of the National Health Authority.
During the visit, the delegation, which will be led by the Korean Toilet Association’s secretary general Choi Seung-Ho, will also announce the inauguration of the first general assembly of the World Toilet Association, to be held in Seoul in November.
"The basic idea behind the World Toilet Association is to establish an international organisation that would bring together the governments and civil societies of the world to specifically address the issues of toilet for the first time in world history," said a Korean embassy spokesman.
Source: Gulf Times
The press reported two great stories yesterday:
- Qatar's first female pilot
- Over 900 female graduates from Qatar Uni
Well done. I have taught Qatari ladies for almost 4 years.
Clever, funny, kind and ambitious.... they are a very dynamic force
that are beginning to blossom and realise their potential.
Good on the Qatar Education System for encouraging them and giving them the facilities to realise their ambitions.
My flat contract was due on December 2006, and the landlord is asking the new contract rate with more than 10% increased.The last year contract I had to pay QR 3200/month and now they are asking QR 5000/month.
I try to negotiate , but it seems they don't want to negotiate & they haven't renewed the contract until now since I disagree with the new contract rate. They keep it on pending and It's been 7 months now.
I heard that there's a particular court for this pasticular case.
But I don't know how it works.
Should I go ahead to this court or should I get a lawyer first?
Can anybody tell me where's this court located ? Or any good lawyer that I can refer to?
Some say I just go to the police & report it.
Can anyone help me, I will be starting work in Doha in September my wife and daughter will follow after 1-2 months we are expecting our second child (due in February) and my wife and I are concerned about whether this will cause any delays in her obtaining a residency visa. Also we would like to know how good the medical services are and how expensive (private or local).
Fruit and vegetable aisles at Carrefour Villaggio have been closed after a breach of hygiene regulations. Carrefour employees were busy cleaning as confused shoppers sought alternatives for their weekend meals. "It was a mouse in the vegetable section," said one Carrefour employee, "the section could be closed a week, or it could be a month. The authorities are deciding at the moment." Notices have been posted stating the section had been ordered shut because of a "failure to comply with hygiene regulations".
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