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I am a female moving to Doha and wanted to know how western women dress over there? Is it true that showing your arms is frowned upon?
30 May 2006, 12:45
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no , it's not true you can dress as you want it's free for the western women .
enjoy your trip
04 Jul 2006, 02:10 -
Actually, yo can't dress that you want. It's not a law to dress like muslim woman, but you must use "modest" dress, and cover your legs and shoulders.
17 Jul 2006, 07:33 -
How should I dress?
I'm a South African girl of twelve and I may be moving to Qatar at the end of next year. So how should we dress? Please reply as quickly as possible!
22 Jul 2006, 03:00 -
im new friend from Qatar
hope can meet good&close friends
if you like to chat&talk
18 Aug 2006, 09:40 -
im a qatari female replaying to u all about the clothing.. u r free to wear whaever u want... but it will be nice to respect our cuture and religon by wearing aproperiate cloths..
there isnt any code or restriction. no one will say any singel word to u.. fell free
and enjoy it
30 Aug 2006, 11:29 -
the qataris are good people, they usually cover up from head to toe(as is their custom), but they dont require that you do the same.
we see westerners dressed in sleeveless tops and shorts walking around the malls, and thats okay, too. (though i wonder sometimes, dont they feel the cold? its freezing inside the malls).
it would be better to wear a tshirt and knee length clothes, more out of respect to other people and to avoid the stares. ( majority of low-paid labourers, especially from pakistan, bangladesh, srilanka,and nepal are living the life of bachelors, and is it fair to them if you flaunt it?)
13 Oct 2006, 03:57 -
dress code for asian ladies
is there any particular dress code ("abaya"
for the working ladies?
13 Feb 2007, 03:12 -
carry Bible to Qatar
I am a Christian gentleman in India, I would like to move to Qatar, next month for Job. I would like to know, is there any restriction to carry my Bible along with me for my personal use?
23 Feb 2007, 06:57 -
Hi. Im a 20 yearold girl and i will be moving to Qatar in a few months. Could someone tell me smth about the swimwear?
ive heard that wearing a bikini at a beach is not a very good idea. is that true? I mean there r such beautiful beaches and i wont be able to go taning while i live there?
23 May 2007, 06:08 -
Thanx for the info on clothing, was a little unsure myself.
Going shopping tomorrow on my own for the first time, I will be getting a taxi back home, will I be safe?
24 Jun 2007, 06:54 -
well....ive been livin here for past 10 years lol....and from what i know, there are no restrictions on what you should wear....its all right.... if you needed ny help here round, jst mail me at:
nd dnt ask y thts my email
02 Aug 2007, 02:50 -
what the hell man... lol, ya u'll be safe
02 Aug 2007, 02:51 -
Your right lol, been here since June and feel very safe!! Wear what I like and love the place, the people and the shopping, thanx x
14 Aug 2007, 02:07 -
bikini's and dress
To the woman wondering about bikinis the beaches are beautiful but be warned the good ones are attached to hotels and resorts and usually require you to join their beach clubs before you'll be allowed to use them. These usually cost a small fortune. Wearing a bikini is ok but be prepared to attract a certain amount of unwanted attention its the same with dress, wear what you like just be prepared for a certain amount of staring you get used to it to the point were you dont notice.Again have respect for the culture and they will respect you.
18 Aug 2007, 10:01 -
how to dress
i am going for a job in qatar, and have found it very interesting to read about what to wear, etc. is it the same with hair, dont wish to sound ignorant, but do they mind short hair. also they have asked for a photo before talking to me. is this normal? thanks in advance
13 Jan 2008, 04:00 -
thats not true these western women dress very nasty and sluty as well as the phillopenos. Its a shamed that we see all of these muslim women dressed modestle not even showing there faces and these nasty women come here with no respect for other peoples country and religion and dress so unappropriately. Thats why we have so much rape and mulistationn in the world because these people are seeing all this skin and people are becoming purverded. Keep the shayton Devil away from muslim countries leave that where you come from have respect for our religion. I am from the west US Los Angales California. Born and raised I just got here and I can finally cover my body from head to toe and not worry about anyone staring at me or trying to do something o me cause im trying to obey my lord all the believing women should cover there body to not be annoyed or harrased by men take head. Stop being naked it not cute.
16 Jan 2008, 10:36 -
Go for it
Sexy is best
15 Feb 2008, 05:04 -
Hear It From Me
Hi, I'm a Qatari girl, I'm an English teacher. I'm very open-minded, I've been to Europe and Aisa and I know how Erouian and American woman wear and I have nothing against it. BUT..
- Qatar is an Islamic country and wearing revealing clothes are not appropriate.
- Showing affection such as french kissing or making out is a big no-no!!
- Just think what a nun wouldn't like and don't don it LOL JK!!!
- Other than that u can just relax and have fun and don't feel antimidated by Qatari woman they won't bite ( i notice that most of Eru and Amr. woman aviod eye contact and sort of keep their eyes on their kids when we are around ! don't worry ppl look at ur kids cuz they are cute!
Any more requests u can e-amil me on
I would love to make freinds i REALLY need to practice my language.. don't worry i can speak english, you won't have to tutor me !!!
16 Feb 2008, 06:28 -
READ THIS I ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS
Carrying ur bible is OK
Bikkini is not
i wouldn't know about a taxi at night.. Qatar used to be one of the safest countries but in recent years alot of single, poor workes coming as builders and stuff and they are causing all sorts of troubles.. just 2 weeks ago i was walking home from the beauty salon and a worker was chasing me in a company pick up and even got another worker to help i was almost kidnapped!!!
16 Feb 2008, 06:36 -
I cannot believe you are from the USA. Had you been, you would see that in our country, you can wear whatever you want no matter how weird it looks. We tolerate you, but do not expect to tolerate us. We have prayer rooms for Muslims and it is good. I am glad we do, but it is wrong to refer to Westerners as sluts and bad people. People like you create tension and animosity, and you need to use a spell check, your speling is terrible for someone supposidly brought up in the USA
01 Mar 2008, 04:30 -
Arabics gyus have NO respect for ANY women
I am from Rio and as soon I arrived in Doha I was "bodered" by arabic men. The cars sales atendent which sold to my husband our car and have seen me just once (and I was very well covered)got my home and mobile number and send me lots of very unaproprieted mesages. And he was only the first of many bad Arabic behaviors that I went though. I fell so sorry for their muslian wives. I was wondering if they know what kind of man they have at home. This kind of abuse NEVER happened in my country. I really would like to go back home, Doha is sooooooo boring.
16 Apr 2008, 09:14 -
hy! i am a teacher and live in Europe. My boy-friend found a job in Doha. Is it ok if we are not married and live together? And what about mypossibility to find a job as a teacher? Regards
16 Apr 2008, 03:58 -
Reply to Bruna
Noticed in your post that you're finding Doha borning?! I've lived in Brazil and Portugal, and I'm due to move over to Qatar this summer - just wondered why you think it's not a good place to live?!
21 Apr 2008, 12:23 -
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26 May 2008, 03:13 -
Bussines suit in Doha at 41˚C
I'm coming to Doha for some business meetings next week. I can't get away of not wearing a business suit. How is being in a suit at 41˚C. Any suggestions?
I'll also have a day of extra time in Doha do you have any suggestions on what to do here for a day
07 Jun 2008, 02:14 -
i hv got a job offer in doha, can anyone tell me hw is it working in doha, i will b working for a bank in personal loan dept, i hd worked in abudhabi, is doha same like abudhabi in terms infrastructure. what will b the cost of living there for a bachelor,
11 Jun 2008, 05:55 -
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27 Jun 2008, 06:14 -
hi every1! im catholic male frm philippines. im coming in doha this coming aug 10 for work. can some body help me to tell how would be the life in doha. thanks every1... hope to see you in doha.
18 Jul 2008, 06:13 -
should we get married first
my boyfriend and i just got our job offer for doha, we really wanted to save as much as what we are goin to earn thats why we are thinking of living together there. is it alright? should we get married here in manila or ore should we do it there in doha?
01 Aug 2008, 05:47 -
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12 Aug 2008, 09:30 -
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25 Aug 2008, 01:10 -
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27 Aug 2008, 12:25 -
Hi..I reached Qatar few days back to join a job here in Doha. I'm looking forward for a friendly relationship with a sincere female having same kind of feelings & Burning Desire for it.
If interested, please e-mail me at..
02 Sep 2008, 12:25 -
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No offence, i kinda feel sorry for Arabic women, never being able to do what they want and they way they are treated is ludicrous!
25 Sep 2008, 09:13 -
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love reading all ur' articles!
pls. continue sending your ideas, luv reading them., friends! good luck to all!
12 Oct 2008, 02:28 -
am frm india
am goin 2 relocate myself 2 qatar soon
i hv done engineering in electronics & commn..
can anyone tell me
wat kind of job i can expect over there ?
16 Oct 2008, 02:48 -
job in qatar
My husband was going there to work but somehow that place sounds like prison...nothing haved changed for the muslims...
19 Oct 2008, 05:45 -
Hi Im a single British Pakistani need advice on finding accomodation
Hi Im hoping some one will come back to me on this. Im looking at relocating to Qater in Jan 09. Im a single female just wanted to know how much would an average apartment be? Am used to living well so no dumps please, however looking at the expense of living in Doha am a tad concern does anyone have any advice on what i may be able to get.
Theres been so many comments on the people and culture that i think i would rather find this out for my self ive heard qataries are good people.
Oh yes one other thing how easy is it to make friends ie female friends there?
19 Oct 2008, 11:17 -
its easy to make friends here u got one already...
31 Oct 2008, 06:02 -
for a nice friendship
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03 Nov 2008, 02:41 -
tailor for qatari clothes
I would like to know, are usually traditional qatari clothes for women tailored or bought? I saw a many tailor shops, but all men. Are there ones but women?
04 Nov 2008, 12:23 -
I am thinking on applying to a possition in qatar for next year. I am a single mother, my son is 6 years old and i would like to know how is life for children in qatar because i would like to take my son with me.
thanks very much for your help
05 Nov 2008, 12:33 -
what is it with all the hungry dogs out there asking for sex? go get a life you worthless sleazy dogs
21 Nov 2008, 06:43 -
for a nice friendship
i am 35 year old indian working in Qatar,am looking for female friends for good friendship only .. pls mail to with contact no. and full detail ..send to my email address,i promise i can reply all your mails without any delay
05 Dec 2008, 01:37 -
i am just checking but shorts and t-shirt are ok for women its likely we will be with non Qatary work men, but other wise we will be out in the wilds (so to speak) an earlier comment said this was not the done thing
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