Unmarried cohabiting with my girlfriend in Qatar

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Hi There,

Great forum and so much more positive than the alternatives. (:P)

I am currently thinking about accepting an interview for a dream job in Qatar, however I am worried about the potential issues of cohabiting in Qatar with my girlfriend?

From previous research I believe the following is the case.
- It is not legal for unmarried couples to live together in Qatar.
- Depending on the company you work for, a blind eye is turned to cohabiting couples.
- Employment benefits for married persons are more attractive.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has direct experience of this scenario, as it would give us peace of mind before we make our decision.