Qataris don’t need to save money. Apparantly.

The Gulf Times has implied yet again that Qataris are immune to inflation, have too much money to care about save any, and don’t need any financial advice. Hey, some do. It’s tiring to have the same stereotypes repeated over and over again. Believe it or not, a lot of Qataris have to work hard to get to where they are.

The article starts off with, “EXPATRIATES planning to buy houses in Qatar, should wait for a while before committing themselves, according to an international property adviser. (Nick Witty)”. Source

Apparantly Qataris don’t need this advice and it’s only the expat community that needs to benefit. Why doesn’t the article start with ‘People’? Surely I’d like to save 10-15% on property prices too right?

I understand that an expat is likely to just be temporarily investing and is more likely to live in Qatar less that a Qatari would, however an investor is an investor right?

Ah well… time for me to make my daily phonecalls and claim back my inflation money. We’re immune remember?

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.