Home Utilities in Qatar

Home Utilities in Qatar

Once you’ve got your contract signed and you’re ready to move into your new home, you will need to set-up utilities such as water and electricity, cooking gas, telephone and internet connections.

Water & Electricity 

Water and electricity supply in Qatar are administered solely by the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation, which is referred to as Kahramaa. To apply for electricity and water connection, you need to fill an application, which is available here.

To apply, visit a QGEWC service centre with the following documents:

  • Completed application form signed by your sponsor. The form is available here.
  • Copy of Qatar ID
  • A letter from your employer
  • QGEWC reference number (you will find this on your home’s front door frame if you have an apartment; if you have a villa, look on the electricity box)
  • Copy of your lease
  • QR2,000 for deposit (QR 1,200 for electricity and QR 800 for water)
  • Current meter readings 

It can take up to 48 hours for electricity and water supply to be connected to your home.

Once your account has been set up, payment is easy with a Commercial Bank’s Internet Banking. All you have to do is register your Kahramaa account as a beneficiary within Internet Banking and you can make your regular bill payments online. 

Landline phone and internet
Landline services in Qatar are provided by Ooredoo, the country’s primary telecommunications service provider. Ooredoo’s home services include landline, broadband internet and TV packages. You can apply by visiting a Ooredoo shop or dealer, where you can fill in an application.

You will need to carry the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Residence permit/Qatar ID
  • Bank details on hand in order to set up direct debit payments, if required

 

 

For mobile telephone, you can choose between Ooredoo and Vodafone. To acquire a pre-paid mobile connection, you only require a copy of your passport or Qatar ID card. For post-paid connection, you will need to furnish your residence permit.

 

Keep your bank details on hand in order to set up direct debit payments, if required