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Posted On: 16 September 2021 06:00 pm
Updated On: 16 September 2021 06:05 pm

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar

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Facebook remains one of the most widely used social networking sites. There are hundreds of large and small Facebook groups in Qatar. If you are new here and are looking to gain new friends, buy household stuff, or if you’re looking for answers to your many questions about life in Qatar, we suggest these 5 Facebook groups that you can join for free!

Check them out below!

1. Qatar Expat Leaving Sale

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar
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Looking for household items or a car within your budget? If you are new in Qatar and building a home for yourself or your family, you can buy new or preowned stuff at cheaper prices from a number of Facebook groups here.

Created five years ago, Qatar Expat Leaving Sale has become one of the largest buy and sell online community groups in the country with more than 237,000 members. It’s either some members of this group are leaving the country for good and selling items they can’t bring with them, or just decluttering their homes.

If you think it’s better that you’d rather buy second-hand items to be able to save a few bucks, then it’s great to join this group for some affordable deals! From a working rice cooker to a loudspeaker, from a sofa bed to a chandelier, most preloved household items you need, you can find them here.

Click here to grab great deals at Qatar Expat Leaving Sale

2. Qatar Expat Women Private Group

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar
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“Help women settle into their new lives in Qatar!”- this is the goal of the group’s admin, Carole Astin, for every expat lady that is joining the Facebook page she founded in September 2014.

With more than 16,000 members, and its public Facebook group Qatar Expat Women with over 57,000 members, Qatar Expat Women Private Group is one of the largest women's multicultural networks in Qatar.

Women of all ages, professions, and nationalities are welcome to join the group, especially those who are new in Qatar for them to make connections and meet new people from diverse backgrounds.

In this Facebook group, women share information, views, ideas and give advice to other women about things they need to know while living in Qatar. Before the pandemic hit the country, members of this group used to meet up for ‘coffee mornings’ or ‘weekend beach days’. They also volunteered for community projects and initiatives. Now that things are slowly going ‘back to normal’, the group is gearing up for upcoming activities.

Click here to become a member of Qatar Expat Women Private Group.

3. When, Where & How In Doha (WWHID)

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar
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Need to know when, where, and how to get things done in Doha? WWHID is the group for you! Created in February 2013 with the goal of finding answers to tricky little questions that are hard to find answers for in Qatar, the page now has over 165,000 members. If you are new in Qatar, you will have lots of questions as you slowly immerse yourself in the community or in your workplace, and joining this group will be a big help to find answers to whatever questions you might have.

When, Where & How In Doha is one of the most active Facebook community groups in Qatar, and according to its admin is receiving nearly 500 ‘join requests’ per month. The page is so active that a new query comes in almost every minute.

Click here to join When, Where & How In Doha.

4. Gardening Club - Qatar

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar
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Created in January 2017, this Facebook group is for gardening enthusiasts in Qatar. This online garden club is open for everyone who simply seeks to learn more about gardening. This community of more than 8,000 members is a great platform for those with a green thumb.

If you are new in Qatar and new to gardening, this group will answer all your questions on how to grow plants whether you’re staying in a villa with a huge garden or in a small apartment. Here, members exchange plant cuttings and they also share tips and suggestions on where to source plants and supplies.

Click here to join the Gardening Club-Qatar

5. FSDQ - Free Stuff in Doha, Qatar

Top 5 Facebook groups to join when you're new in Qatar
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With over 32,000 members, FSDQ is the largest ‘give and take’ community group in the country. For eight years, this Facebook group has become the online place for people in Qatar who want to give away their new or preowned stuff and for those who are looking to receive the same.

The group’s admin believes that ‘one man’s junk could be another man’s treasure’, and we agree! You will be surprised what items generous members of this group give away!

If you've just landed in Qatar and you aim to save some money while still new in your job, you can join this group for free, and who knows you might get lucky and receive stuff that you really need from the other members.

Click here for giveaways at FSDQ - Free Stuff in Doha, Qatar

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Are you new in Qatar and you just joined these groups on Facebook? How are these groups helping you? Let us know in the comments!