Stable Oil and Gas industry. 2020 FIFA World Cup Host. Tax-free personal income. Qatar offers all these and more, establishing the country as the second top OFW destination and the second highest-paying country for overseas Filipino workers in the 2016 WorkAbroad.ph’s Overseas Jobs and Salary Report.
So, if you are still undecided on where to go to enhance your skills and career, consider this information about Qatar to help you choose.
Economy and Trade:
Being a country in the Middle East that has been supplying the world with resources for decades, Qatar's economy is highly resilient due to its abundance of oil and natural gas reserves.
Qatar constantly offers career opportunities for expats specifically Indians, Nepalese, Bengalis and Filipinos. Industries with high manpower demands are those businesses related to oil and gas, construction, services, and retail.
Qatar’s climate is far different from the Philippines. Most of its areas are arid lands with mild, pleasant winters. In the summer, it can be very hot and humid.
A wide variety of fabric material and tailoring services for both men and women are available at reasonable prices.
For office attire and field work clothing during the summer, men normally wear lightweight washable trousers and short-sleeved, open-necked shirts. For those with jobs connected to public relations, long-sleeved shirts and ties are preferred. Jackets or suits are worn for formal visits to government offices and at formal social occasions.
During the winter, warmer trousers, sweaters and jackets are needed, and windbreakers are useful for staff working in certain outdoor locations.
The winter in Qatar resembles autumn in Europe, and occasionally the temperature can be fairly low with strong winds. Therefore, it is necessary to have a wardrobe that can cope with the colder weather.
For ordinary day-to-day use, most women wear sweaters, winter skirts, trousers and woolen dresses. Stockings and tights are available in most shopping centers.
There are many occasions during the holiday winter season when one can wear formal evening dresses, especially at social gatherings. It is possible to buy the appropriate clothing for these special occasions from the many boutiques and shopping centers located in Doha.
Learn more about Qatar by taking the PEOS Online here. And as you weigh things out, build a WorkAbroad profile to start looking for overseas career options based on your preference and qualifications.