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In Qatar, men outnumber women 3: Meanwhile, the country is governed by conservative Islamic principles. Jobs in Qatar are never in short supply these days, and single professional women are often the hire of choice for many employers.
But in a place as family-friendly as Qatar, living as a single woman can be an isolating experience. The piece includes interviews with four women who have lived in Qatar, Oman and the UAE, and covers accommodation options, oiving, dress code, social life and career satisfaction. Though the women said that their overall experiences have been positive one, there are many pitfalls, including:.
Safety is also an ongoing issue, particularly in light of recent events. The women all said that they feel safer in the Gulf than they do in their home countries, but urge caution when going out at night:. Please read our Comments Policy before joining the discussion. By commenting, you agree to abide by it.
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What single expat women should know before moving to the Gulf for work November 5, by Victoria Scott. Email Print.