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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Qatar

For anyone planning a move to or within Qatar, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Qatar and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Qatar, famous cities include Doha, Al Khor and Dukan.

Qatar has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from luxury apartments, beautiful Bedouin houses, mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Feel the wonder of Qatar, where endless soft-sand beaches stretch from Doha, one of the world's most dynamic capitals. In the Arabian Gulf, compact Qatar is crammed with new discoveries" Trip Advisor

Qatar is a large stretch of peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, it shares one land border with Saudi Arabia, and is slightly further down the coast from Bahrain.

Qatar is the second flattest country in the world, with the highest point measuring only 338ft. That’s ok though as much of the land is sand dunes and long white sand beaches!

For more fun facts about Qatar and the capital city of Doha, scroll down to our Qatar feature page!




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We highly recommend attending School Open Days - they are a great way to learn about and to experience a school and discover if it is the best school for you - or alternatively ask for a private tour of your favourite schools, when it suits you.

Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Qatar?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Qatar (or you already live in Qatar but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Qatar there is a big choice of high quality Qatar schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Country.

The private education sector in and around Qatar features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Qatar (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Qatar and in the suburbs of Qater by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Qatar and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Qatar

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Qatar providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Qatar

The most popular suburbs in Qatar and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Qatar

Doha (1.8 million)

Al Rayyan (600,000),

Al Wakrah (170,000)

Al Khor (50,000)

Umm Salal (20,000),

Al Daayen (10,000)

Al-Shahaniya (10,000)




Qatar is a very popular place to live and many people move to Qatar each year, or to near Qatar and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Qatar are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Qatar for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Qatar and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Qatar

> FACT 1:  Qatar is certainly a peculiar shape, however this means that the country is able to enjoy 563 km of coastline! With the beaches being one of Qatar’s most popular aspects.

> FACT 2:  Try Machboos, Qatar’s national dish! Traditionally, it includes rice, meat, onions and tomatoes however it is the local spices which makes it so special!

> FACT 3:  Khor Al Adaid is one of the most spectacular sights where the desert meets the sea. The sand dunes are one of a kind and Qatar is campaigning for them to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

> FACT 4:  Hamad International Airport has been voted the best airport in the world by the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2021. The Airport also has the longest runway in western Asia!

> FACT 5:  Doha, the capital of Qatar, has the longest cycle path in the word - totalling an impressive 33 kilometres!

> FACT 6:  Have a quick google of the Arabian Oryx, it is Qatar’s national animal and has been saved from going extinct! Check out it’s imp ressive horns!

> FACT 7: The Doha metro is one of the coolest metros in the world! Much of the metro is actually overground, making it a great way to get used to the city when you first move there. It was also awarded the world record for the most tunnel making machines operating at the same time…

> FACT 8:  Remote controlled camel racing is a popular sport in Qatar! The original version of the sport included children as jockeys, but the country decided to transition to robots in 2004 for health and safety reasons.

> FACT 9:  Qatar enjoys an unmatched amount of sunshine and a pretty crazy climate. The average monthly temperature ranges from 17 degrees celsius in January, right up to 36 degrees in July!

> FACT 10:  Qatar is the richest country in the world per capita GDP. This is mostly because of its possession of hydrocarbons and natural gas.

Where To Live In Qatar

Qatar and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, a traditional Bedouin house, mansion or estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Qatar living to rural, country or coastal lifestyles, Qatar and the surrounding area is full of luxurious districts and well developed suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Al Waab Qatar, Madinat Khalifa Qatar, Al Sadd Qatar, Abu Hamour Qatar, West Bay Qatar, The Pearl Qatar, Al Wakrah Qatar

Commuting To And From Doha, Qatar By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Doha, Qatar is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Doha is the central location for all business in Qatar, with over 92% of the people living in Qatar living in Doha. Therefore not a great deal of travel is done to and from Doha, however if you were to travel around for work, here are the travel times to key destinations by road and rail:

> Qatar To Ar-Rayyan: Ar-Rayyan is about 12 km by road from Qatar via the Al Rayyan Road and driving to the centre of Ar-Rayyan from Qatar normally takes under 20 minutes There is a very regular train service to Ar-Rayyan from Qatar, with trains taking from 50 minutes.

> Qatar To Ad-Dahirah: Ad-Dahirah is about 80 km up the coast by road from Qatar via the Al Shamal Road and driving to the centre of Ad-Dahirah from Qatar normally takes under 1 hour 10 minutes..

> Qatar To Mesaieed: Mesaieed is about 35 km by road from Qatar via the Mesaieed Road and driving to the centre of Mesaieed from Qatar normally takes under 30 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Qatar

The nearest airport to Qatar is Doha Airport (DOH) which is 8 km from Qatar. Other nearby airports include Manama (BAH) (under 140 km)




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