Qatar| Country Profile


  • Capital: Doha
  • Largest city: Doha
  • Population: 2,155,446 (2014 est.)
  • Population density: 176/square km
  • Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)
  • Language: Arabic (Official)

Qatar is the one of the world's richest countries. It has world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves of 25 billion+ barrels. It has a very stable economy and is a top choice for all sorts of skilled professionals because of the high standard of life it offers.

Qatar is a very safe country, where crime rate is very low. Fuel is very cheap in Qatar, in fact it is cheaper than water. The educational institutions are very high quality and students from different countries come to Qatar for higher education.

In Qatar there is a shortage of skilled workers, especially healthcare professionals, both doctors and nurses. According to an article published on, almost 69 percent of doctors and 91 percent of nurses in Qatar are hired from abroad to fulfil the requirements of the country. Therefore as a doctor it is easy to get good opportunities in Qatar.

On average doctors earn around 18,000 QAR (£3,200) – 46,000 QAR (£8,400) a month depending upon area of speciality and experience.

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In Qatar, the expatriate package often comes with some nice fringe benefits such as allowance for relocation, accommodation, furniture, car, cell phone, paid travel back to your country once a year, and private schooling for expat children.. Hired help such as nannies and house maids are very affordable.

The expat community in Qatar is very close knit and thus it is easy for expats to settle and get adjusted to the new culture & environment.

You will find plenty of shopping malls in Qatar with all the world’s top brands. You will also find great local and international food. And there is so much more in Qatar to enjoy your free time.

Qatar is a great destination for doctors and other skilled medical professionals who want to start a new life in a new country.