Archive for the ‘Cost of Living’ Category

For those asking about the cost of living in Qatar, I’m sure they want to know how much typical grocery stuff costs. For those deciding to work in Doha, Qatar and moving here, this list would give you an idea of how much you need to spend for your grocery in a month. This would […]

Before we left for our vacation last May, we had to settle our rent for the flat as it was expiring while we were on vacation. We had a 2 year contract for the flat for QR4700 a month. At that time, June 2005, Qr4700 was already on the low side for a 2 bedroom […]

If you’re planning to get a Driver’s License in Qatar, you may have more than 3 months to plan for it. Getting the actual driving lessons is quite different from registering to get the lessons. Once you register, you have to specify what time you would like to take the classes. Usually, since the person […]

For those needing to get a driver’s license in Qatar, here are the fees being charged by the driving schools available. Charges mentioned exclude some fees for the actual testing and the license itself if you do pass. I think for each test, you have to pay QR50. Some driving schools give you 3 chances to pass the test while others give you 4.
Here are the Driving School Fees in Qatar…

Ipod Shuffle


I got a relatively new toy that I bought from a colleague a week after I arrived back from vacation. I was interested in getting an MP3 player and was already of thinking of ordering online when I saw him pull out his silver . He got it for free from as a promo months ago. If you get them as your bank to have your salary transferred to, a shuffle would be given to you. I wanted to jump on it but decided not to as it would actually be a hassle to do it.

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