My strategy is simple: Mind the front of my car and let others worry about the rear.
The atmosphere is different from what we are used to in North America — seeing the Qataris in their national dress can seem intimidating in the beginning.
But I can assure you that once you meet the Qatari people, you will find they become some of the most loyal friends you will ever have. [Housing is commonly provided for expatriate staff everywhere in the Middle East.] I am close to work.
This is the guiding light which enables me to save from sins and divert my thoughts towards seeking Allah (swt)'s blessings and guidance. People notice that I am strict at the first glance; but on dealing with me they realize that I am flexible and helpful and expect me to be their well-wisher. Striving to understand the authentic sources of following the practices of the steadfast and the people of Sirat-al-Mustaqeem.
Though my family background is Alhamdulillah strong and humble; I intend to strive to make my descendants better examples of the people of Sirat-ul-Mustaqeem.
Moving to any new country is an exciting challenge.
For the scoop on what it is like for a Western single guy to live in Qatar, we chatted with someone who has made Doha his home for the past year.
Simultaneously accept her own flaws and be guided by the authentic sources of guidance for success in the hereafter and also to enjoy life in this world as well.
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Although cabs are relatively inexpensive around Doha, I chose to own the road by buying a 4x4 Ford Explorer for US,000 from someone leaving Qatar.
Since many expat workers have short contracts, usually lasting only a few years, you can always strike a sweet deal at the "fire sales" expats have when they're returning home. You never know how long it will take you to get from A to B, and you also never know what kind of crazy drivers you will encounter.
I also employ a housekeeper who dusts and keeps things in order; I am a single man after all.