Qatar’s rapid infrastructure development and fast-growing economy has attracted hundreds of thousands of expatriates seeking to better their lives and the lives of their families.
Qatar currently provides jobs for almost two million people. The government considers the welfare of guest workers as one of the key priorities and is committed to reforming Qatar’s labour laws and practices to design a system that is fit for purpose for both employees and employers.
A text message sent out to companies states that the Minimum Wage Law will be applied from Saturday, 20 March 2021. Law No. 17 of 2020 will be applied to all workers and will also include all groups and categories of domestic workers.
How much is the new minimum wage?
According to, Law No. 17 of 2020 on Setting the Minimum Wage for Workers and Domestic Workers sets the minimum wage for all private-sector workers, including domestic workers, at QAR 1,000 per month as a basic wage, as well as QAR 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and QAR 300 per month for food, unless the employer already provides adequate food or accommodation for the employee or domestic worker.
For more information, please call the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on their hotline: 16008.