Population Dips Slightly as summer begins

landloverreview
By landloverreview

Noticed the traffic on the roads easing a bit lately? That might be because Qatar’s population went down by nearly 50,000 last month, from 1.96m in May to 1.91m in June, reflecting the annual summer migration to cooler climbs.

The latest figures for June from the Qatar Statistics Authority are a snapshot of the number of nationals and expats of all ages within Qatar’s borders on the 30th of June 2013.

The migration pattern is an annual trend - Qatar’s population dipped similarly in June 2012 and 2011.

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 9 years 4 days ago.
blisteringbarnacles2007

School Vacation... expat kids are going home... to play in the rain...

By Straight Arrow• 9 years 5 days ago.
Straight Arrow

And for comfortable shopping in malls try Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

By kitoper• 9 years 5 days ago.
kitoper

Maybe because some schools close for summer vacation..

By kaptainmirza• 9 years 5 days ago.
kaptainmirza

Can easily break the 300+ KmH barrier on this road..!!

Who's racing..??

By Gus• 9 years 5 days ago.
Gus

Can you please mention the source?

By diamond• 9 years 6 days ago.
diamond

Love that the roads are clearing now that I'm in town ;)

By nomerci• 9 years 6 days ago.
nomerci

Naaa, did not notice it...what I DID notice though is that the mums are now taking all the offspring shopping...

By annabes• 9 years 6 days ago.
annabes

I guess, In summer traffic is always slow down because many people are on vacations while the rest do not want to go out in hot.

By frez.joe• 9 years 6 days ago.
frez.joe

I agree, taxi drivers became more friendly nowadays, i was bit curious finally i got noticed that they don't have enough passengers...

By mohdata• 9 years 6 days ago.
mohdata

well the morning traffic to work is better seemingly..evenings are still the same maybe..

By friend_shaiju• 9 years 6 days ago.
friend_shaiju

well, in that case, plan B

By Ishh• 9 years 6 days ago.
Ishh

the traffic in the city still have not reduced. the figure might be more of labors than the families. or more of ppl without CARS who has migrated!!!

This year i am NOT going anywhere :'( :'(

By nad023• 9 years 6 days ago.
nad023

I go on vacation but not like all, I cannot drop everything and go on a month long vacation.. not possible for me.. many factors to consider :(

By friend_shaiju• 9 years 6 days ago.
friend_shaiju

nad, how about summer vacation?

By nad023• 9 years 6 days ago.
nad023

Practically u r true but emotionally I think about all the fun I would be having back home, no work , no cooking, shopping..awww.nostalgic..:)

By landloverreview• 9 years 6 days ago.
landloverreview

It is not sad..if u dont have a job u would have been more sad. :)

By nad023• 9 years 6 days ago.
nad023

I agree it went down. All the kids are school free so the moms and kids packed their bags and went to their respective homelands. Sadly people like me are left behind :(

By friend_shaiju• 9 years 6 days ago.
friend_shaiju

and worse at evening

By happygolucky• 9 years 6 days ago.
happygolucky

Where is the traffic easing. At 8 PM yesterday also the traffic on C-Ring road was too much.

By cherukkan• 9 years 6 days ago.
cherukkan

But the population grew by 11.2% over last year June.

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