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We are using this website and our Facebook Groups as our main source of communication.

Please join our Facebook Groups, "SASCOM Qatar” and "SA Ladies in Qatar" as soon as possible to avoid potential communication gaps. You can also join "South Africans in Qatar", a group who arranges regular informal social events. Click here for join instructions.
Questions and Answers

What are the restrictions and movement of non-nationals?
Answer: There are no "restrictions". We are allowed to go where everybody else is allowed to go. Both men and women can drive cars as long as they have a valid license.

Question: Can you buy property in Doha?
Answer: Yes, but property is very expensive and expats can only buy in certain areas (like the West Bay area and the new Pearl development). Those areas are extremely expensive.

Click here for more answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Doha Corniche (c) N. Traut
West Bay skyline, Doha
  Qatar | Middle East | World | Forums | 4x4 | Radio | Shopping
  Qatar Links : TOP
  Tourism, Leisure & Sport:
Arabian Adventures -
Darwish Travel Co. -
Qatar Airways -
Qatar Living -
Qatar National Olympic Committee (QNOC) -
Qatar Tourism Authority -
Gulf Times Newspaper -
The Peninsula Newspaper -
  Media, Information sites:
Doha News
Doha News -
General Qatar Information -
Links to Qatar info sites -
Marhaba -
The word Marhaba appropriately means 'welcome' or 'hello' in Arabic and it's depiction on the front of our information guide has remained unchanged in over 55 editions.

Marhaba is first and foremost an Information guide, not a lifestyle magazine. What sets Marhaba apart from similar guides is our track record of reliable and up to date information on Qatar. Through demand we have expanded our information guide with a range of Pocket Maps; Marhaba Dining Guide; Marhaba Shopping Guide and Qatar Kaleidoscope. Ensuring residents, visitors and businesses in Qatar are always informed and up to date!
Ministry of Information -
Qatar Foreign Information Agency -
Qatar e-directory -
Qatar Government:
Doha Municipality - Baladiya
Qatar e-Government site- Hukoomi
Qatar Happening
Qatar Happening -

The online edition of the monthly Qatar Happening magazine.
It is a great source of what is happening in Doha, with listings of what is happening on the weekend, upcoming Events, Restaurant guide and reviews and a Movie and Cinema guide.
Qatar News Agency -
Q-tel -
Time Out DohaTime Out Doha -

Doha's best restaurants, nightlife, films, things to do and places to see. News, reviews, photos and features.
Important Numbers in Doha:
Click here for a list of useful telephone numbers. The South African Group is not responsible for updating this list, we are simply sharing it for information.
  Links to other SA Groups in the Middle East : TOP
SAGO - the Southern African Group in Oman
  Saudi Arabia
SAUDI - South Africans in Saudi
SABCO-UAE - The South African Business Council in the United Arab Emirates
Click here for details of South African Embassies in the Middle East.
  Links to other SA Groups in other parts of the World : TOP
Ama Boston - USA
Calgary - South Africans in Calgary
Sinzasa - New Zealand
Soft Landings - advice & assistance for people moving from South Africa to Canada
South Africans in Austin - Texas, USA - South Africans in the Portland, Oregon, USA
  Links to Group Forums : TOP
Absolute Woman - Absolute Woman Seminars, Workshops & Unique Products - Gesels in Afrikaans
Doha Mums
- a thriving community of passionate mums from all over the world.
Expat Women - Helping Women Living - forum for Expat Women in the Middle East is the largest global website helping women living overseas. The site displays more than 1,000 quality content pages, over 1,200 expat women blogs, nearly 300 readers' stories, invaluable country resource pages, interviews with successful expat women, loads of motivational articles and an inspirational blog and monthly newsletter.
Facebook - a social utility that connects you with the people around you - inligting, opvoeding en skoolprojekte-hulp in Afrikaans
Rainbow Nation - the Global South African Community
SAAustralia Forums - South African Forum in Australia
SACanada Forums - South African Forum in Canada
SAReunited - make contact with old school friends
SAUSA Forums - South African Forum in USA
South Africans Abroad
South Africans Worldwide - SAW
Vrinne - a Social Network for South Africans
  Links to Outdoors and 4x4 sites : TOP
Getaway - Enriching people's lives through travel - for 4x4 enthusiasts
TopCar - Car magazine
TruckTrend - 4x4 magazine
  Radio Links : TOP
5FM Music
Kfm - Cape Town
Highveld Stereo - Johannesburg
Overvaal Stereo
Radio Sonder Grense
Sound Republic
  Shopping Links : TOP
Celestial Gift Experiences - Extraordinary gifts for South African's in SA
ExpatShop - South Africa's one stop ecommerce shop
The Gift Basket Company