It’s not uncommon for people to call the moral police and dob on anyone seen breaking this rule. 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.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." To get the inside scoop, we did a Q&A with a 30-something teacher from the US Midwest.
Since 1997, Expat Exchange has been connecting expats in Qatar.You might get away with linking arms, but that’s about it.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. This one is tricky and has caused a lot of debate recently as public consensus becomes more lax.After I finish speaking to you, I'm going out dancing. I had never left the United States before I left for Qatar. Of course, you still have occasional lazy students who don't do their work, and won't get the automatic A they think they will get in an art class. There is disparity everywhere (not always the same, but economic, religious), but here, it's very checked.(Well, I've been to Canada.) I currently work as an art teacher for high school students. The Qatari government keeps things under a fine check that no one is willing to cross, so I feel safe from being robbed.