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Considering a Career in Qatar?

Posted by: Matt Rafter
25/10/2016
Careers – Exceeding Expectations

Navartis Ltd is a specialist recruitment company supplying highly skilled technical and management professionals within the global Transportation, Civil Engineering & Utility industries – having extensive experience in managing expat recruitment in Qatar.

Qatar is an independent state in the Southern Arabian Gulf surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Iran. The country offers fantastic employment prospects for skilled foreign workers. Moving to Qatar also opens up attractive possibilities like transferring your UK pension offshore through specific schemes like QROPS for example offering many benefits to the UK expat including saving thousands of pounds in taxes that could otherwise be claimed by HMRC.

Top insights if you are considering a move to Qatar

Major cities are focused within Doha, Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) and Mesaieed, where most of the expat employment opportunities lay – if you are considering work elsewhere, it’s worth reviewing the logistics of your location.

Qatar is a country buzzing with energy, rich in tradition and bursting with development where traditional Islamic values exist alongside an innovative state where there is plenty of freedom, allowing westerners to enjoy a lifestyle with few restrictions. There are a few considerations you should be aware of before taking the opportunity, such as dress wear, food and religious events such as Ramadan.

For expats, the most popular accommodation is usually based on self-contained compounds; these comfortable places are ideal for families and come with swimming pools, tennis courts, satellite TV and security.

Qatar enjoys excellent transport facilities, from ‘green taxis’ through to car hire and international travel – you can get around very easily.
Every non-Qatari national needs to be sponsored in order to work in the country. The person’s employer acts as the sponsor, and takes care of most of the associated administration required. As well as covering a person’s right to work in Qatar, the process of employer sponsorship also includes obtaining a residence permit.

Our guide ‘Relocating to Qatar’ provides lots of helpful advice and key information, should you be considering a career in Qatar – contact us for your copy today!

If you are interested in roles in Qatar, or looking to recruit for your base internationally; you can contact our international recruitment division at divisions/international/484, alternatively, click here.

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