And life here is good — the weather’s nice, we don’t pay taxes, and the culture seems to have mastered the work/life balance.If nothing else, it’ll help you kick the booze habit.Where all can Indian passport holders travel without applying for a prior visa? Luckily for us, Ajit Q paid Google Answers to do some digging. with a used single entry visa, the visitor may re-enter without obtaining a new Canadian visa, provided the I-94 from the U. Individual passengers coming from countries where no diplomatic representation of Cape Verde is established may obtain visa on arrival. ERITREA Visa required, which can be obtained on arrival for a stay of max.
Our neighbours in Saudi Arabia aren’t so fortunate. Just to get in the front door, I have to hand over my mobile phone and go through an LAX-style security screening while my body and bag are searched for hidden cameras or phones.
In areas that are for ladies only, women remove their veils and abayas, opting for more activity-appropriate clothing.
Can you imagine trying to do a spin class in a floor-length skirt?
Ergo, all photo-taking devices must be checked at the door.
Even when you’re in a women-only changing room (such as at the pool), you’ll undress in a separate private cubicle.
Signs state that others around you may find nudity offensive. Expats applying for residency in Qatar must first pass a medical test that screens for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV.You’d think that, in a country where around 80% of the residents are expats, they’d have streamlined this process, but no. The most obvious place where this is a problem is on the road, because traffic in Doha is absolutely horrendous. Actually, I’d say no hand signs in general while driving.The day I went for my medical tests involved being herded into a crowded room, standing in a queue for 3 hours without instruction, and getting yelled at in Arabic. Most expats have a strict ‘hands on the wheel at all times’ policy, because if you so much as wave a thank you to someone it could be misconstrued as a gesture of disrespect. Despite the initial inconveniences of the above rules, once you get used to them they have very little impact on daily life.Kissing, hugging, and some places even holding hands. This one is tricky and has caused a lot of debate recently as public consensus becomes more lax.You might get away with linking arms, but that’s about it. However, even though you may see the occasional pair of hot pants, expats are expected to dress modestly in all public areas, even in 40°C temperatures.The exception is when greeting: In Qatar, men and women greet friends of the same sex with three kisses on the cheek. Models in magazines often have clothing drawn on, and any sexy-time scenes in movies are censored, especially if the characters aren’t married. If you’re found to be scantily clad you could be fined or, at the very least, security will ask you to leave the mall/office/souq you’re in.