Moving to Doha, Qatar in August

By kimbr1001

Hi guys, I have secured a teaching post in Doha, Qatar. I will leave South Africa on the 23rd August and am looking to get in touch with anyone willing to help out with info. Have read up quite a bit on the place and people's comments, not sure what to expect and feeling quite anxious about it.

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 11 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear kimbr1001 Ma'am,

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By kimbr1001• 5 years 11 months ago.
kimbr1001

Thank you everyone... you have all been so helpful☺

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 11 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear Ma'am,

britexpat & Deleerious have you replied in depth. If you need more info, please ask specific questions.

Regards,

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By Deleerious• 5 years 11 months ago.
Deleerious

Hi Kimbr,

Nothing to worry about or be anxious about. Your school will sort all your residency permit, medical etc out for you so you shouldn't have any issues there.

As really said above, public transport is a bit of a no no. Rent a car as soon as you can, i.e in the first week. It will be mega hot here (as it is now) in August.

In terms of dressing in public, dress conservatively would be the advice. Don't get me wrong on a night out women wear what they probably would back home but day to day and when out shopping dress to cover up. Same on The Pearl, it's very western there too. No need for headscarf or anything.

You'll find when you're out in the mall probably get attention from the 'batchelors' so you might want to avoid Friday's when they have their day off in there. We all hint at it on here but lets face it... They are pests. My wife had to die her hair when she came here as all she did was get stared at all a bit sad really.

Feel free to ask anything else but otherwise, welcome to Doha, enjoy your time here. Come late Sept - early Oct the weather gets better (cooler) and it's a great place to be.

By britexpat• 5 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

First of all , Qatar is not the third world and is a thriving country ..

What is public transport like there?

Yes there is public transport, but it is not pervasive , do depends on where you live and where you want to go .. Taxis are aplenty and you can always hire a driver.

Are women allowed to take public transport?

Yes they are

Do I have to wear a head scarf out in public?

No you don't .. Just dress normally

I don't know the banks there... any suggestions which is best?

The banks are pretty much the same .. Usually you will use the same bank as the one your company uses for salary transfer

Nothing to worry about .. There are thousands of single women working here

By kimbr1001• 5 years 11 months ago.
kimbr1001

Thanks guys ☺

By kimbr1001• 5 years 11 months ago.
kimbr1001

What is public transport like there? Are women allowed to take public transport? Do I have to wear a head scarf out in public? I don't know the banks there... any suggestions which is best?

By brigalb• 5 years 11 months ago.
brigalb

Hey teacher.. leave the kids alone..

All in all its just another brick in the wall...

By muad-db• 5 years 11 months ago.
muad-db

Kim: You are welcome here .. Worry not .. Come and breathe the fresh air of Qatar and work hard .. Joys

By ani_chy• 5 years 11 months ago.
ani_chy

No worries, just feel free to ask your questions. If its something different and never asked before, I am sure fellow QLers will help answer them for you! Else if you wish to ask and seek advise in private, you can always sent a private message out to them. This website has such options too! :D.

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