Invest in a pair of good sunglasses, be patient and try to live near work and/or school to avoid traffic hassles – those are among the top pieces of advice residents have offered to fresh arrivals to the country, under the Twitter hashtag #WelcometoQatar.
Typically, following a summer lull, hundreds of thousands of Qatar residents return to or move to the country in September, which marks the start of the school year.
To ease the transition for new residents, Bilal Randaree, who is behind the @WeAreQatar rotation curation account this week, has been urging Tweeples to share their top three tips on adjusting to life in the desert:
— We Are Qatar (@WeAreQatar) September 1, 2014
Most of the advice has revolved around maintaining an upbeat attitude during the oft-difficult adjustment period to a new country, and there was also some practical advice on settling in.
Here’s a compilation of some of the tips offered:
What would you add? Thoughts?