The Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Awqaf has announced that Saturday, May 27th will be the first day of Ramadan in Qatar.


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8 Tips For Surviving Ramadan in Qatar

It's almost time for the start of Ramadan, which brings with it a month of fasting and increased spiritual devotion. But it is also the time for a shared spirit of community celebration.

Sleep during the holy month: why it matters

It’s no secret that many of us tend to turn nocturnal in Ramadan, especially during the hot summer months. This tends to happen even for those who are not fasting, simply because the whole country seems to run by a different clock.

Expect sunny weather and high heat as Ramadan rolls in with the weekend

The past few weeks have quite literally gone by in a haze, with dusty weather and high temperatures.

Ramadan Kareem from Qatar Living: check out our new comprehensive Ramadan page!

Make sure you check out Qatar Living's dedicated Ramadan page to stay tuned on all the happenings in Qatar during the holy month.

Keep an eye out for Ramadan’s moon tonight, and check out the month's prayer timings!

If you’re anticipating the first day of fasting, know that Qatar’s Islamic Affairs ministry (Awqaf) is asking Qatar’s Muslims to look out for the new moon tonight.

WATCH: Things to keep in mind as an expat during Ramadan

Around this time of year, as Ramadan draws near, many an expat may feel a twinge of worry.

12 Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind this Ramadan

This Ramadan we’re looking to keep everyone on the same page (pun intended) when it comes to the holy month and living it in the best way possible. We compiled a quick run through of do’s and don’t during this month for those of you who are new to the country, or just in need of a quick reminder of what to look out for.

Qatar will go head to head with the Cayman Islands for the World Cricket League Division 5

The team will to go head-to-head with the Cayman Islands in the opening match of the eight-nation tournament in September. The team’s vice-captain, Inam-ul-Haq, is hoping for a repeat of the performance they enjoyed in Thailand, but has acknowledged that South Africa will be a lot more challenging.

Lifestyle & Community

An evening to unwind at Hydro Restaurant

We visited Hydro Restaurant at Fraser Suites on a balmy summer night, and had the pleasure of experiencing a delicious assortment of continental food with all the dreamlike ambience of the city night from its rooftop locale at an outdoor poolside.

QL paddles away through the mangroves

Many of us believe that there isn’t much to do outside the city of Doha, but that is a terrible misconception because Qatar is full of incredible natural surroundings ready to be discovered.

O Melhor Sabor do Brazil

If you are looking for an authentic South American culinary experience, Ipanema is one of the few restaurants in Doha that would fulfill your expectations.

Best spot to eat Italian food in Qatar

Standing proudly between Nozomi and Toro Toro is Antica Pesa. The restaurant is adjacent to the iconic horse sculpture at the astonishing Marsa Malaz Kempinski, in The Pearl-Qatar. As its neighboring counterpart, Antica Pesa is sheer sophistication, luxury, and lavishness.


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