The best place to reside in Qatar as an expat.

Enamor
By Enamor

Old airport road / Thumama / Matar Qadeem -

1- Loads of restaurants.

2- Nearby to the airport.

3- Big huge villas with own pools too.

4- Loads of markets including atleast 7 hypermarkets around you.

5- Al Meera, Lulu, Family Food Palace, Ansar Gallery, Food palace, Indian Super Market, Shoprite, Gulf food center with mega deals all the time.

6- Hayatt Regency Hotel with pool and gym and cafe facilities. World class.

7- Star bucks, Mcdonalds, Pizza Huts, Yellow Pizza, KFC, Papa Johns etc near by.

8- Almost 4-6 metro stations around you with only 10 Qars taxi fare or 2 minutes self drive of drop n pick.

9- All major hospitals available nearby.

10- You can travel to Qatar National Library, City Center, Corniche, Mall of Qatar, Katara, Place Vendome, Lusail, Marina, DFC, Ikea via metro.

11- Many cargo and courier companies plus QPost office is near by.

12- Rents are almost less than half in compare to or al waab area where major western expat families do live. But your goal is to travel a lot by metro and save money try living here.

13- 24 Hours pharmacies, Opera bakery, Chocolate n gifts shops around.

14- And there is a row of cheap and best and multiple services offers parlors/salons here only. Atleast four to five salons (Shimmer, Roche, Diya Beauty, Laleen) offer 5-6 services within 100 - 200 Qars only (What else you want in life)?

15- Old airport also having major huge furniture showrooms in one lane. Like Nabeena and many.

16- Al Raunaq is a huge stationary showroom with multiple craft supplies here only.

17- You will get 5-6 big unisex gyms.

18- Multiple male salons/ car wash and car repairing shops here.

19- Duplicate keys making/ hard ware shops also here.

20- Pet shops with food supplies also here.

So if you wish to live a simple life with everything nearby, and have a desire to save a lot to make a good bank balance pls do try this old airport road / Matar Qadeem.

All the best. 🦋

(Plus Qatar Airways office park also there).
(Al thumama - few schools offer badminton/tennis/swimming/basket ball/ football classes.)

By Molten Metal• 22 Dec 2023 12:06
Molten Metal

They are most welcome .. . .. .

We have an open heart . .. .. as always .. . .. . !!

By Enamor• 19 Aug 2023 17:44
Enamor

I wrote this as a comment for a Scottish expat family who are about to relocate to Qatar and wish to save money by staying in affordable place full of local amenities.

By goodlittleboy• 17 Aug 2023 13:13
goodlittleboy

Thanks for the info. However. most of the above info are for people who have 500 riyal notes falling off their pockets. Around 80% of workers in Qatar are from the middle or lower incomes who can never dream of seeing a swimming pool let alone taking a swim in one of them. These people find a haircut costing 20 riyals to be on the costly side. Usually, most of them have a haircut at a 10-riyal saloon.

And your points # 14, 15, 16 got me smiling as I am a middle class worker, I can never ever peep into these facilities.

Add to that your point #17. Oooh! Unisex gyms! Oooh! I have begun to save money!

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