Qatar Fun Facts and Why You Should Work There
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What could have happened to a place to change it from “one of the most boring places on earth” to becoming </span><a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/qatar/introduction" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">one of the most exciting</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">? Qatar has often been overlooked because of its’ more flamboyant neighbours in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, but no more. Finally, Qatar has come into its own. Here are some of the reasons why you should work here as an overseas worker.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qatar Fun Facts</span></h2> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Money Matters</span></h3> <ul><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Did you know that </span><a href="https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/worlds-richest-and-poorest-countries" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qatar</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is the </span><a href="https://www.forbes.com/pictures/egim45egde/1-qatar/#325b97db77df" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">richest country</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in the world? I won’t bore you with the official figures, but suffice it to say that it is able to offer great salaries to migrant workers. Qatar is projected to become the </span><a href="https://www.onlineqatar.com/living/salaries-doha-qatar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">highest-paying nation</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in the GCC due to billions worth of infrastructure investments.</span></li><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/qa.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">country</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is highly literate, with 97% of the population able to read and write.</span></li><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qatar has the world’s third largest gas reserve as well as </span><a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2116.html#qa" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">oil reserves</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> exceeding 25 billion barrels. However, the government is making sure that oil and gas is not the sole bread and butter of their economy.</span></li><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are more Indian nationals than Qataris in the country. Another interesting tidbit is that only </span><a href="http://priyadsouza.com/population-of-qatar-by-nationality-in-2017/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">11.6% of the populace</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is Qatari, with the rest made up of migrant workers. The country is relying heavily on imported labor.</span></li><li>The Qatar Council for Health Practitioners (QCHP)&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/get-nursing-license-qatar/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">require DataFlow</a> verification, and you can get your PSV report ahead of time with <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/get-verified" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">DataFlow.</a></li></ul> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arts and Culture</span></h3> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zLhypQOXZDc" width="600" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <ul><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Qatar Museum of Islamic Art is a triumph in both form and function. The architect of the building, </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/arts/design/24muse.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I.M. Pei</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, had to be coaxed out of retirement and he requested that an artificial island be created for it. The </span><a href="http://www.mia.org.qa/en/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">museum’s contents</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> span over a thousand years’ worth of Islamic art, gathered from three continents.</span></span> </li></ul> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large wp-image-4566 size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="678" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/Flickr-Phototravelography.jpg" alt="Qatar Fun Facts and Why You Should Work There" class="wp-image-9580" title="Qatar Fun Facts and Why You Should Work There" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/Flickr-Phototravelography.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/Flickr-Phototravelography-300x199.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/Flickr-Phototravelography-768x509.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>The Museum of Islamic Art</figcaption></figure> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qatar will be the </span><a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/sport/2010/04/2010424184010305993.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">first Arabic nation</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Football is <em>the</em> beautiful game and almost every nation in the world will be watching the World Cup! Expect that leading up to the World Cup, Qatar would be very much in the spotlight.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qatar is a peninsula, and as such, is home to a number of beautiful beaches. Get around in a dhow, the wooden boats that were formerly used for pearling, which is the original industry of Qatar.</span></li> <p>Qatar as a country has a lot to offer. It has retained it&#8217;s mystique, and for this reason, a visitor would have more to discover.</p> <p><i>Picture attribution&nbsp;<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">CC BY 2.0<br></a>flickr.com/drljohnson</i><br><em>flickr.com/Phototravelography</em></p>