Archive for the ‘FAQ’ Category

There is a stigma of working in the Middle East among middle/higher class in the Philippines that if you are not a construction worker, truck driver, engineer or domestic helper, one would not go there to work. Is this a misconception? Yes it is a misconception that people who work in the Middle East either […]

Are salaries for same position in Philippines so much more than how they are paid here? This depends on a lot of factors. You have to be specific as to what job one is applying for. For blue collared jobs, it’s not like in the US where they get paid more and what they actually […]

Are there Chinese in Qatar?I’m actually surprised that I see more Chinese people here than in Saudi and Bahrain but I’m sure that they don’t number more than the Filipinos. Most of them work for Qatar Airways as Ground crew or Cabin crew. I haven’t noticed a group with a family though.

The offer I got is QR3,000 for the basic, QR5,000 for the housing allowance, QR2,000 as supplementary allowance (they say for the inflation), and QR600 for transportation allowance.  I am planning to have my family follow after I become regular (three months probationary period).  My first question is can I live a decent life and […]

What is the crime rate in Qatar?Crime: "almost" non-existent. Not to say that there aren’t reports and accusations of house help stealing, illicit affairs, housing/rental complaints and stuff. At times you’d get news of people of the same nationality having disputes. More often, you’d get news of people being tried for hitting/running into someone while […]

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  • Marcus: Hi. I am very interested in opening an account with Ameritrade, my question is how do you fund the a [...]
  • Elymar: I'm working in Qatar I want to visit Japan what is the requirements of getting visa I want to spend [...]
  • xtian001: The important thing is for you to prove that you have ties in Doha (returning to a good paying job) [...]
  • Ly: Hi. You're so kind for sharing this detailed infos. I just have a question. Is the bank statement he [...]
  • xtian001: Your financial status matters as it is proof that you can support your stay in the country. [...]