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Old Jan 7th 2009, 4:26 am
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morning guys,

hubby may have been offered work in Qatar - in the process of nego the salary package - do any of you know anyone there i could contact direct? Like all forums everything is based on personal opinion and experience, i just want someone to give me some straight answers!

Oh and MM i may need to bunk at your palace for a week or so!!

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Old Jan 7th 2009, 4:35 am
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aye, me old mucker (used to work for LEL) is over there with GSF last i heard.

loves it..go for it.

whose the job with (pm obviously)
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Originally Posted by MrsHaps View Post
morning guys,

hubby may have been offered work in Qatar - in the process of nego the salary package - do any of you know anyone there i could contact direct? Like all forums everything is based on personal opinion and experience, i just want someone to give me some straight answers!

Oh and MM i may need to bunk at your palace for a week or so!!

xx
excellent news!!! fingers crossed and all that! I have a friend in Qatar, if it comes of I will e mail you her e mail id.
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Good news! Friends of ours are there - she likes it, he's bored . . . We were there 15 years ago - loved it - mind it has changed . . . .. If you go can give you friend's details also. Let me know.

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Is it worth having a look a job prospects in Qatar?
From our point of view guys.
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thank you all for your replies - i will keep you posted!

commander - you have been everywhere!! I will PM you!
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Is it worth having a look a job prospects in Qatar?
From our point of view guys.
it's not exactly an interesting place, might be a bit boring for two younguns
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it's not exactly an interesting place, might be a bit boring for two younguns
i wouldnt exactly call Dubai 'Interesting' either to be fair..
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i wouldnt exactly call Dubai 'Interesting' either to be fair..
I agree but there is a good bit of night life, Qatar
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it's not exactly an interesting place, might be a bit boring for two younguns

Oi you mrs - are you trying to say me and mr haps are old.... im almost offended... hold on until i get an alcoholic drink.......

okay now im over it
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Originally Posted by LukeandJo View Post
Is it worth having a look a job prospects in Qatar?
From our point of view guys.

if i were you i would keep every possible option open to you! look at what you want out of life and decide from there.

no harm in looking - you dont have to go anywhere you dont want to!
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We were there for a few years in the early 90's and it was boring but I believe that it has now changed. The good thing about it was that there was a community spirit amongst expats and I remember lots of dinners at home as alcohol was not served in hotels (some time you could get away with it by asking for a special pot of tea and it came served in a tea pot!) They are not so strict now so you should be OK for that. The thing I hated was the fact that you had to have an exit visa everytime you left the country and I think that still applies. My husband has been tempted by several jobs there recently - they have a couple of excellent schools too and Qatar Air is a decent airline. It's definately worth considering.
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We were there for a few years in the early 90's and it was boring but I believe that it has now changed. The good thing about it was that there was a community spirit amongst expats and I remember lots of dinners at home as alcohol was not served in hotels (some time you could get away with it by asking for a special pot of tea and it came served in a tea pot!) They are not so strict now so you should be OK for that. The thing I hated was the fact that you had to have an exit visa everytime you left the country and I think that still applies. My husband has been tempted by several jobs there recently - they have a couple of excellent schools too and Qatar Air is a decent airline. It's definately worth considering.

thanks for the info - the exit visa is still there but depending on your position within a company i believe you can get a multiple entry and exit visa...

the above is an issue for me at the moment
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When we were there DH had to actually take me to the airport if I flew alone . . . . Was never an issue really tho. There are bars in all the hotels, including an Irish one in the Doha Sheraton . . . . Golf clubs, shopping malls, really it's a bit like a smaller, less glitzy version of Dubai, Has a lovely corniche to walk along.

There are far worse places you could end up in . . . .

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