cropped-Leopardfish-1-1-e1464111245146.jpg International Schools in Qatar

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School Profile Pages

Please click on the school below to access the school profile page*. This is a new resource and we will be adding more profiles asap.

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The information on this page has been gathered by the Leopardfish team. However staff, websites and contract benefits change regularly. If you discover one of these changes please let us know by emailing us at admin@leopardfish.
* Leopardfish takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this data, All data is provided in good faith. 

Leopardfish  Country Guide



Qatar appears to be on a positive trajectory. No doubt the upcoming 2022 World Cup is both evidence for and a catalyst to this hopeful movement. The country’s roads, bridges and buildings around the metropolitan area of Doha are under renovation. This can only be good news for the western expat. Qatar is quickly becoming a flagship country in the Middle East with its quickly improving infrastructure and expanding artistic and cultural offerings. In addition to this, there are numerous opportunities for spectator and participatory sports both on land and sea. Also, the city of Doha is very cosmopolitan and possesses most of the retail items and amenities that typical cities in the west offer. That said, Sharia law is still operative in Qatar and expats are expected to respect Muslim laws and customs, particularly in public places. Read more…  and even more...

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Qatar

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

According to the Mercer Cost of Living Index, Doha is a much cheaper place to live than the UAE. That said, costs are increasing, but that shouldn’t worry expat teachers quite yet. Remuneration packages tend to be generous and inclusive of housing subsidies (which is good since accommodations tend to be pricey). As a result, teachers are both able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle as well as save some money. Still, be warned! Alcohol, clothing, Internet, furniture, appliances, recreation, restaurants and hotels are all more expensive in Qatar than the international average according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 basket survey. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Qatar

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Qatar is a hot desert climate with low rainfall and a big difference between between summer and winter temperatures. Summers have little rain and can be an extremely hot 40 degrees Celsius, while the wintertime can get quite to  a cool 15 degrees . Spring and Autumn are warm and pleasant with maximum temperatures of 25 degrees. Between March and August a dusty wind blows called the shamal sometimes creating sandstorms.

Find out more…

Visa Restrictions – Visa limit: 60 years old

Visa Restrictions

Once you have a job offer from a school in Qatar you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your nationality and qualifications. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise this process find out more…

Age restrictions often apply in the Middle East and this may make your application more challenging if you are over the age of 60. Family Visa’s are also subject to special conditions. Please ensure that you talk to your new school about this at the earliest opportunity.

Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

The Visa process can often be delayed Leopardfish recommend that you are proactive and plan well in advance of your arrival date.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department       BBC World News           Al Jazeera        Gulf Times

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