As-salām 'alaykum, and a warm welcome to our expat community in Doha! As a platform designed to serve expats from across the globe, InterNations is here to help you work through the challenges of moving to a new city. Expats from across Doha and other areas of Qatar have used our platform to make the transition to their new lifestyles easier. If you're already familiar with Doha, or you have some tips of your own, feel free to contribute to our community so others can benefit! When you become a member of InterNations, you can answer some of those niggling questions prior to your arrival in Doha. Such questions may include, "how do I open a new bank account?", "do I need to get any vaccinations before I arrive?", or even, "which restaurants serve the best Lebanese food?" By drawing on the experience our many members have to offer, you can arm yourself with the right information prior to your arrival. If you find that your question hasn't already been answered, feel free to ask, and our friendly Doha members will soon offer an answer. At InterNations, we aim to help you explore the Qatari way of life in Doha, while helping you meet expats like yourself.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Shanghai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.).
Attend our monthly events and activities for Doha expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Doha expat forums.
With a population of roughly 900,000, Doha offers a bustling community for expats to immerse themselves in. From its glistening skyline to the majestic Souq Waqif, Doha has plenty to offer in terms of modern and ancient culture. Many Doha expats choose to move to Qatar to benefit from a tax-free lifestyle, high wages, and a generally enhanced quality of living. Whether you choose to live in the world-famous Pearl area or elsewhere in the city, InterNations has plenty to offer in terms of events and opportunities to socialize with other Doha expats. Whether you're working in the financial district or elsewhere in Doha, you will benefit from year-round sun. If you are moving to Doha with a young family, you can take advantage of the excellent education opportunities at the Doha British School, the Qatar International School, and many other similar educational establishments. Looking for a bite to eat? Then try the Turkish Central for Middle Eastern cuisine or the Aqua Lounge for a laidback vibe and shisha.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Abu Dhabi, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations features a community of expatriates in Doha who have been carefully approved and who respect our guiding principles. This means that trust, remaining polite, and being friendly and welcoming is central to upholding our community's principles. As a result, you can gain access to a safe environment that'll allow you to explore your new expat life in Doha. As a member of our community, take some time to explore the activities other Doha expatriates have arranged. This includes a weekly ping-pong game between 20:00 and 22:00, and a group dedicated to running alongside the city's picturesque coastline. If you're a Doha blogger or you're planning to become one, there's a group for like-minded individuals in the city. You can also attend one of our community-wide social events at swanky locations around the city.