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Anyone in Doha, Qatar?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi there,

I'm a new mama moving from the states (NYC) moving to Doha, Qatar in Jan 08 - so very soon! I am wondering if any of you live, or have lived there, and could share with me any of your knowledge. I'm mother to DD, who is 5 months old and DH's job is appox a 2 year stint.

Many thanks,

Kelley
post #2 of 7
Can't give you any advice...how is it there? My best friend's husband just got a job at Qatar University and they are moving there in April. She is very excited and nervous. Her kids are just grown/out of the house, so they are looking at this as a great adventure!
post #3 of 7
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We've been here now over a month and I love it! There are so many expats, decent shopping & grocery markets, and loads of moms & babies/kids. For those interested in knowing...I even breastfeed in public! Never in a million would I have predicted that I could do that in a conservative, Islamic enviroment, but it's really not been an issue. There are others who do as well. I cover my DD up with a blanket, but as long as you are fairly discreet it's not a problem. The Qataris are so family/baby friendly. They love kids & almost all establishments are kid friendly.

I think your friends will enjoy it when they move here. You can have her check out www.expatwomanqatar.com - great site and very useful.
post #4 of 7
Wow the title of this thread got my attention quickly! I lived in Qatar from 1996 to 2000. I was a teenager at the time but if you have any questions let me know! I loved my time there.
post #5 of 7


This is all very sudden, but my DH is interviewing with a German company in Doha . . . anyone out there living in Qatar or used to live in Qatar? Is it a good place for families? I noticed a side comment on the UAE thread about how there is not much to do in Qatar . . . but a quick check tells me that the ex-pat mom's group has 500 members, there is a Montessori school, and several international schools. There must be a good number of families living in Doha . . . what's the scoop?
post #6 of 7
not in doha but my friend roxanne is and started this awesome group:
http://www.dohamums.com/

hope that helps!
post #7 of 7
not in doha but my friend roxanne is and started this awesome group:
http://www.dohamums.com/

hope that helps!
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