6. How do home utilities work?

Once your contract is signed, you are required to set up utilities such as water, electricity, cooking gas, telephone and Internet connection.

Water and Electricity: In Qatar these are managed by Kahramaa. To activate the service, you need to apply attaching the copy of the contract, the QID and the ownership certificate from the landlord. A deposit of 2,000 QAR (QR 1,200 for electricity and QR 800 for water) is required.

Landline phone and internet: Ooredoo is the country’s primary telecommunications service provider. Ooredoo’s home services include landline, broadband internet and TV packages. You can apply by visiting an Ooredoo shop or dealer.

Mobile telephone: You can choose between Ooredoo and Vodafone. To acquire a pre-paid mobile connection, you only require a copy of your passport or Qatar ID card. For a post-paid connection, you will need to provide a copy of your residence permit.

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