I am a little concerned about the following issues

Dear All
I am moving to Doha within the next few weeks from the UK
I am doctor and will be working initially on a temp contract at HMC
I suspect it will turn into a permanent position but who knows
I have a wife and small baby (6 months) and am excited but anxious at the same time

I will be initially working at Arumaila hospital and will be working at 113 band

HMC have been very closed about declaring exactly the package ill be getting as they said once I have been evaluated then a formal offer will be made

I suspect they will give me a 1 bed apartment during the evaluation period, but haven't said where this is likely to be.

I am a little concerned about the following issues
- Heat
- Traffic
- Driving
- Access to fresh fruit and veg
- Greenery
- Proximity to work

These may seem trivial issues to you but to me they are huge

Questions for the gang are...

Given the above, where is the best place for me to live
Is it worth getting some driving lessons here
What time does the working day start and finish

Thats all for now
Many thanks and peace be with you all

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The Answer to your Questions
Here you go  :up:

thealchemist247 :

Dear All
I am moving to Doha within the next few weeks from the UK
I am doctor and will be working initially on a temp contract at HMC
I suspect it will turn into a permanent position but who knows
I have a wife and small baby (6 months) and am excited but anxious at the same time

I will be initially working at Arumaila hospital and will be working at 113 band

HMC have been very closed about declaring exactly the package ill be getting as they said once I have been evaluated then a formal offer will be made

I suspect they will give me a 1 bed apartment during the evaluation period, but haven't said where this is likely to be.

I am a little concerned about the following issues
- Heat
you will find 99% ( 1 % not in desert  :D ) places have Air Corn
- Traffic: Depend if you plan to live in West Bay/ Pearl Qatar/al rayyan during Peak hours traffic delays
- Driving: You can take short term/ long term course depend on your driving experience 
- Access to fresh fruit and veg: No worries Qatar have fresh farms to Organic. And most of the vegetables imported from globe
- Greenery: Most of the park in Qatar are green. Al khor park is the biggest park in Qatar. Give a visit you will know :
- Proximity to work: 8 hours working. If you are doctor rotational shift

These may seem trivial issues to you but to me they are huge
No worries once you here in Qatar this trivial issues aint make you feel huge they will automatically disappear.

Questions for the gang are..
Given the above, where is the best place for me to live
Is it worth getting some driving lessons here : Yes you need to or else you will pay to careem or uber
What time does the working day start and finish: Depends on the Assigned hospital: Usually starts from 6am or 7 am.

I hope Expat Team have answered your Questions one by one individually .
Thats all for now
Many thanks and peace be with you all

welcome to Qatar. Rumailah Hospital is near to al Bidda Park, if they give you hamad residence Al Sadd, your traffic will be only 5 - 10 minutes

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