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Posted On: 14 August 2019 05:45 pm
Updated On: 26 July 2021 09:47 am

Important numbers to know if you are living in Qatar

Arvin Garcia
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Trying to make a living in a foreign land takes a lot of courage, deciding to stay permanently is another thing. Survival is the key if you decide to stay in the country of your choice. For instance, if you plan to live in Qatar, it's best advised to know the important numbers, addresses, embassies, agencies and other institutions that you might need along the way. Here is a list of the important numbers and addresses that could help you in Qatar.

Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is Qatar’s not-for-profit healthcare provider that should be on top of your list if you want to settle and work in Qatar. Healthcare is important and should always be on your priority numbers and addresses. Established in 1979, the Corporation manages four specialized hospitals – Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Rumailah Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, and Primary Health Care Centers. Their public and private clinics and hospitals are all modern and easily accessible for residents and expatriates alike. Everyone can avail of the health services that are financed by public money, and access is open to all, for people of all nationalities.

Hamad Dextrose


Telephone: (+974) 4439 4444
Email: [email protected]
Address: Ham​ad General Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

Ministry of Interior Headquarters

For your peace of mind, security, and safety concerns, you might want to keep the number of this government office, The Ministry of Interior. It was formed in 1970 to provide peace and security and organizing police forces guaranteeing the protection of national security and maintaining safety and security of nationals and expatriates. They are divided into several departments that are mandated by law to prevent the happenings of crimes and disclosing the secrets of committed crimes in addition to taking care of nationality related affairs, issuing travel documents, and organizing expatriates entry to the country. So, if you think something is not right, you're just one call away.

Police Lights


Telephone: (+974) 2367111
Email: [email protected]
Address: Corniche Road, 8895, Doha, Qatar

Consumer Protection Sector

According to the Consumer Protection Law, the basic rights of a consumer shall be guaranteed under the provisions of this law. These include the following:

  • The right to safety and protection from commodities or services that are unsafe;
  • The right to obtain correct data and information about commodities or services;
  • The right to choose commodities that meet conditions of quality and conform to specifications;
  • The right to obtain knowledge related to the protection of the consumer's legitimate rights and interests;
  • The right to file lawsuits concerning anything that may violate, harm or restrict the consumer's rights.

Need to make a complaint? Go get your pens ready, contact the Consumer Protection Sector and fight for your rights! You may send them through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Consumer Cart


Telephone: (+974) 6611 1400
Toll-free: 16001
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1st floor Ministry of Commerce and Industry Lusail City, Qatar

Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs

Employers are responsible for ensuring that the labour rights of their employees are always met. When an employee is hired he or she must be informed of all his or her rights according to the labour laws of Qatar. If an employer fails to follow these laws, anyone can go to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) to exercise his or her rights. That's why, if you are working in Qatar, you need to know where to call and go when labour problems get in the way of your work.

Labours Working


Telephone: (+974) 16008 / (+974) 4424 1101
Email: [email protected]
Address: Diplomatic Area, Alfaisal Tower, Doha, Qatar

Criminal Evidences and Information Department

To get police clearance and documents, undergo a fingerprinting process and to report accident-related concerns, the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) is the right department to call and visit. It was established by the ministerial decree No. 3 /1 991 issued on May 5, 1991. Some of its major functions are the following:

  • To preserve and classify fingerprints, inspect locations of accidents, and lift trace evidence of fingerprints.
  • To document criminal information electronically, provide the investigation, search and interrogation authorities the required information in order to detect the crimes and arrest its perpetrators.
  • To use sniffer dogs in identifying criminals and finding out drugs and explosives and in other tasks.
  • To move to accident locations (crime scene) for making still photos or video-shooting of criminal accidents.
  • To draw crime scene sketches in coordination with other authorities.


Telephone: (+974) 2346666
Email: [email protected]
Address: Salwa Road, Doha, Qatar

Embassies in Qatar

If there is one contact number that you need to have here in Qatar, it's the contact number of your own embassy. By securing the contact number and address, you can always call them and even visit the embassy if you have problems. Here is a complete list of embassies in Qatar that we compiled in alphabetical order. Click here.

Other important numbers:

Qatar Hotlines

Important hotline numbers for COVID-19

For all the important numbers that you need during this pandemic including MoPH hotline number, HMC numbers, the phone number to report business violations etc, CLICK HERE!

One of our objectives at ILQ is to make sure that you are always guided with everything you need to know in Qatar. We hope this article can help you in all possible ways to make your life easier and worry-free in our beloved country. For your comments and suggestions, you can write to us here. Also, like and share the article - it keeps us going.