Hi All, My partner and I are very fortunate in the fact we have recently been appointed to teach in Qatar next year. We have been researching across TES and the internet and have had very mixed information, much of which is because due to changes over the past couple of years is now outdated, and so wondered if all you helpful people out there could help us answer these questions: 1. How much do you get for £1300 shipping allowance (Sea Freight)? 2. What is most important to take in suitcases and not send in the Freight? 3. What to do you before leaving the UK? 4. What is the cost of living like now? IE what do people’s monthly budget look like for a couple? (With free accommodation including utilities but not internet) 5. Best places to shop for food / essentials? 6. How long does it typically take to a get a residency permit? 7. How long did it take most people to get internet set up? / Before it is, is it possible to go to internet cafes etc? 8. Have people bought or leased a car? What is the typical expenditure with this? Thanks in advance for your help!