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Qatar’s first taxi service with female driver

| About Qatar | September 9, 2013

The new female drivers are available only by booking through Alijarah, and each trip costs a flat fee of QR30, a company operator told Doha News.

Alijarah is Qatar’s second taxi franchise operator, and runs a fleet of some 500 blue-roofed Karwa taxis under the banner of state-run transportation company Mowasalat.


Right now, the female driver service is in an experimental phase, the Alijarah operator said, adding that the company has also hired more than a dozen male drivers for its new limousine service.

“The demand is there already,” he said, affirming that plans are in the works to expand Alijarah’s fleet of female taxi drivers.

Last month, the company announced that it had hired and trained some 20 women from Kenya and Ghana to provide the service to Qatar’s minority female population. The drivers will ride blue-roofed, white (not pink) Nissan Altimas equipped with GPS.

Anyone interested in booking taxis or limousines with the company can call 8004488.


Read more: Doha News

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Information on what to do when moving from Qatar

| About Qatar | September 5, 2013

what to do when moving from Qatar; including notifying schools and residency officials, closing bank accounts, ending contracts for utilities and insurance, exporting cars and moving pets…

When leaving Qatar and moving on, there are a number of tasks to be completed before departure.

Exit Permit

Residents with a Family Residence Visa do not need an exit permit to leave Qatar. However, sponsored residents who have a Work Residence Permit do need to obtain an exit permit, even if leaving Qatar temporarily.

Applications for an exit permit can be made online, in person at the MOI Passports and Airport Security Department or at immigration offices in the following locations:

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Al Khor
  • Al Dayin
  • Masaimeer
  • Al Shahaniya
  • Q-Post
  • Doha Industrial Area
  • Al Shamal
  • Al Wakrah
  • Souq Waqif
  • Umm Salal
  • Dukhan

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Qatar provide on arrival visa for 188 categories

| About Qatar | September 3, 2013

The validity of the visa will be for one month and will only be issued if the person’s GCC residency permit is valid for at least six months

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has published a revised list of 188 categories of professionals who can get visa on arrival at Doha International Airport, and are GCC residents.

The validity of the visa will be for one month and will only be issued if the person’s GCC residency permit is valid for at least six months, and the passport has at least six-month validity with a return ticket.

The visa on arrival would cost QR100 and can be extended for another three months by paying extra fees for every additional month.

Apart from doctors, engineers, and businessmen, the revised list of professionals include journalists, businesswomen, military officers, medical equipment technicians, opticians, broadcasters, marketing agents, bankers, quality monitors, teachers and lawyers.

List of professions that allow the visa-upon-arrival:

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Indian ”Keralites” Population in the Gulf

| About Qatar | September 2, 2013


Keralites in the Gelf

The Gulf is home to a very big number of Indians – in fact as some reports indicate, there are actually more of them in the GCC, ( Qatari, Bahraini, Kuwaiti, Emirati and Omani nationals combined )


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Doha Bus Sightseeing Tour

| About Qatar | August 31, 2013


Please follow link below for the Doha Bus route map to help you plan your visit.

This will help you to choose the best place to start your sightseeing tour and select the attractions and places of interest you wish to see or visit.


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Housemaid Supplying Agencies In Qatar

| About Qatar | August 31, 2013






Housemaid Supplying Agencies In Qatar

Agencies you could use to get a maid in Qatar full time or some part time services:


  • Qatar Maid Agency: 44271197
  • Qatar Maid Service:  444-13462
  • Golden Man- Sofitel: 442-4487
  • Al-Ward Agency:  5583-4722
  • Jassim Services: 447-7305
  • Al-Dukhnan: 572-2922
  • Al-Wacal: 4432-2355
  • Rose Services : 55722922
  • Eurabia : 44580668

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Cost of Living in Qatar ???

| About Qatar | August 30, 2013


The cost of living in Qatar is not nearly as high as in other Middle Eastern emirates, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but the nation’s wealth is, nonetheless, on par with these Gulf region power players.

In 2010, both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank listed Qatar as having the highest GDP per capita in the world, and with statistics like this, many people are under the impression that everyone in the country benefits from a high standard of living.

In reality though, there are huge divisions of wealth in Qatar, with the highest echelons being almost exclusively occupied by Qataris.  Directly under them will be the wealthier expats, followed by middle management and finally the lower level unskilled workers.

Employment packages for expats in Qatar are usually quite lucrative, and along with the lure of a tax-free salary, are the main draw for those who choose to relocate to the nation.

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Qatar List of Driving Schools

| About Qatar | April 20, 2013

Please find below Qatar Driving Schools name & contact details.

  • Al Rayah Driving School      Tel:  4487 7774
  • Doha Driving Centre             Tel:  4479 2263
  • Gulf Driving School LLC      Tel:  4465 2822
  • United Driving Company    Tel:  4468 1003
  •  Karwa Driving School         Tel:  44588644 / 44588618.


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Samsung Galaxy S4 – Qatar release date.

| About Qatar | April 20, 2013


Samsung Galaxy S4 pricing, Spesification and Middle East release date.

The next Galaxy smartphone will be available from April 27th. Samsung had nothing to say about pricing except that it going to be “premium”. Make what you will out of that.

Please see below link for more specifications & futures on Galaxy S4.



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Aqua Park – Qatar

| About Qatar | April 20, 2013

The premier water themed park in Qatar located on the Salwa Road, opposite Abu Nakhla Petrol Station. It is approximately at a distance of 15 km from the Industrial area a roundabout.The Park extends to an area of 50,000 Sq.m and its attractive features are:A giant wave pool
A lazy river
An activity pool
A multiple slides complex
A family pool
A boomerango
An exotic village

The Park is open on all days. Friday is slotted as a Family Day and Tuesdays are for Ladies (2pm to 10 pm). The rest of the days are open to all Public. Parking would be hassle free as a huge area is allotted for parking.
Working Hours:
Mon – Wed: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu – Fri: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact Tel: 4490 5872


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IKEA Festival City Doha / Qatar

| About Qatar | November 5, 2012

IKEA Festival City Doha finally opened 11.03.2013 🙂



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Car Dealers in Qatar

| About Qatar | October 29, 2012

Qatar Second hand car dealers list below where you can buy & sale your vehicles.

  • 5x CarShowroom: +974 44697399
  • Asyad Showroom: +974 44604464
  • Al Ahed :  +974 44582999
  • Auto Mart Gulf : +974 44449933
  • Al Baghit Cars Showroom: +974 4416888
  • Barazan: +974 44680069
  • Al Baremi Car Showroom: +974 44681444
  • Car Maxx +974 44442299

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Qatar Hospitals & Medical Centers

| About Qatar | October 27, 2012

Emergency Telephone Number: 999


Government Hospitals:

Al Khor General Hospital
Location: on the main road out of Al Khor (towards Al Thakira).
Tel: +974 4474 5555

Hamad General Hospital (includes Accident and Emergency)
Also offers private medical service + “five star” patient rooms.
Tel: +974 44394444
Location: Off Al Rayyan Road opposite Lulu Centre.

Al Amal Oncology Hospital (cancer treatment)
Aims to provide total cancer care. Includes early detection unit, therapy, counselling and rehabilitation.
Tel: +974 44745555
Location: Off Mohammad Bin Thani Street next to the women’s hospital.

Rumailah hospital
Services include plastic surgery, Ear nose and throat surgery, ophthalmology and a stroke unit.
Tel: +974 4393333
Location: off Al Istiolal Street, next to the Olympic Village.

The Women’s Hospital
Also include “five star” rooms.
Tel: +974 4439 6666
Located in the same grounds as Hamad Hospital.

Children’s emergency centre: (Al Sadd)
Tel: +974 4439 2948
Location: Next to Al Sadd traffic signals.

Hamad Medical Corporation Website

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