Qatar Shell will provide permanent accommodation to IBAS expatriate employees in apartment buildings or compounds if available or in limited cases will provide financial support for open market housing. Employees on Local Non-National terms will receive an allowance towards to cost of renting accommodation on the open market.

Shell housing (for IBAS expatriates):

IBAS expatriate employees and their families are assigned permanent accommodation either in apartments on The Pearl or in compound villas. Shell currently holds leases at the following accommodations:

  • 2 Porto Arabia on The Pearl: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
  • Les Roses 3 compound: 4 bedroom villa’s

All accommodation is of high standard and has similar facilities, including swimming pool, gym, children’s play area, restaurant/café, small convenience shop, tennis courts. All accommodation is unfurnished, but will have curtains, lamps and white goods installed (cooker, oven, washing machine, dryer, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher). For pictures of the compounds/apartments, please click here.

Open market housing for Local Non-National Expatriates

Employees on a Local Non-National contract will receive an allowance towards the cost of renting a house and will be able to choose accommodation themselves. Where to live is a very personal choice and may depend on:

  • Work location:  For employees working in Ras Laffan, it is compulsory to travel by Shell transportation to and from Ras Laffan. Therefore it will be more convenient to live near the primary Shell bus hubs. Employees working in Al Mirqab can choose to take Shell transportation.
  • School location
  • Your budget

For more information on finding a house and setting up utilities, please download the Housing Guide from the “about Qatar”-folder by clicking here.  is a good starting point for your house hunt. It has listings of homes around the city from various estate agencies. It is useful to give you a rough guide to prices for different kinds of accommodation and it will point you in the direction of estate agents who deal with the type of housing you are looking for.

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