Authors Posts by Ira Pavaki

Ira Pavaki

Digital addiction

BQ surveyed Doha residents to understand this digital addiction and if it’s cause for concern
HWW confrence

When Carolin Zeitler first came to Doha in 2007, there were a lot of professional women, but no organisation that addressed their needs.

This young filmmaker talks about his new project and his wish, as a stakeholder, to create real cinema in the region.

This young entrepreneur talks about her aspirations for her business to succeed in an envi-ronment that isn’t very open to change.
Start up

TAG is an interview series in which entrepreneurs and professionals speak to BQ magazine about working and running a business in Qatar. Each interviewee tags a person they would like to be interviewed. Maryam Al Subaiey, last month, recommended Hind Gharib, founder of Cheese Market, the first of its kind in Qatar.

Qatar’s film industry finds innovation in limitations.

A Qatar free zone and simpler licensing are on the young entrepreneur’s wish list.
Workplace coaching

How coaching can enhance performance and consequently improve an organisation’s operations.

Empty Cup, Qatar’s first and only speciality café, aims to be a hub for coffee culture in Qatar.

Qatar is not the easiest place in the region to do business. Apart from cost of setting up and procedural issues, finding start-up friendly rentals is close to impossible.


Qatar is home to many different nationalities, with Qataris themselves only representing a minority. This extreme demographic shift has been taking place for the last several decades, but has skyrocketed in the last 10 years.

According to the QSA Labour Force Survey for the third quarter of 2014, average monthly wage in Qatar was QR 10,761, up 10 percent from 2013.

Similarly to its neighbors in the GCC, Kuwait relies heavily on its imported workforce. While the percentage of expatriates is not as high as in Qatar...

From GDP per capita,life expectancy, diabetes prevalence to the number of Keralites in the Gulf, we bring you a set of 40 maps explaining the Gulf.

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.
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