Qatar was used to be a pearl-fishing empire but was transformed into one of the richest nations in the Gulf thanks to the discovery of oil and gas in the 1940s and 50s. Qatar has wisely used its oil wealth to build up the country into a power that far exceeds its boundaries. It has provided an excellent standard of living for its domestic population and employees thousands of expatriates to run the services in the country, especially in the energy sector.
Its capital city Doha boasts many amenities and services for expats along with bustling city life. It is still a fairly conservative Muslim country, so expatriates and visitors should make sure that they respect the culture and rules in Qatar. The county has very little crime and terrorism risk is extremely low.
Healthcare in Qatar
Qatar spends a large amount of its oil wealth providing for its citizens, especially in the medical sector. The nation has excellent hospitals, doctors and clinics with easy and quick access for locals and expats alike. Qatar has a public health plan that will provides free to subsidized services to all. The country has nine hospitals which can provide excellent health outcomes. To know about healthcare system in Qatar check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance Plans for Expat in Qatar
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Qatar:
- War and Terrorism Insurance
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans