Posted on March 30, 2015

Commercial Bank, one of the leading full service banks in Qatar, has announced increased mobile rewards for its “Life in Qatar” customers provided by new mobile partner Ooredoo. “Life in Qatar” is a tailored banking proposition for expatriates who are soon to arrive in, or have recently relocated to, Qatar. “Life in Qatar” is designed to reduce the stress of relocation by helping expatriates settle in faster whilst providing a wide range of rewards that now include enhanced phone and SIM offers from Ooredoo. This partnership will provide new and exciting offers to customers.

“Life in Qatar” customers with a monthly salary between QAR 4,000- QAR 35,000 will receive an Ooredoo SIM card; top-up card and Data Card for additional calling and data usage on Ooredoo’s bigger and faster network. New Qatar expatriates qualifying as Commercial Bank Sadara members will receive access to Ooredoo’s Shahry connection with extra data, and offers on Ooredoo’s entertainment service Moziac TV and handsets purchased at Ooredoo stores.

Commercial Bank EGM, Head of Retail and Enterprise Banking, Dean Proctor, said: “Getting a local mobile phone number is one of the first essential tasks for expatriates when relocating to Qatar. This way, they can easily arrange things while settling in, and keep in touch with their families back home. I am delighted that Ooredoo, as “Life in Qatar’s” new mobile partner, will provide our qualifying customers with enhanced mobile rewards to help make the life of new arrivals easier by getting connected quickly and easily. Commercial Bank is both the first and the leading bank in Qatar providing a specialised proposition for new arrivals, and our partnership with Ooredoo is a step forward in enhancing our relationship with the leading telecommunications company in Qatar.”

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Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Like Commercial Bank, Ooredoo believes in using our services to enhance our customers’ lives, and we’re very keen to provide as much support as possible for new arrivals in Qatar. It’s always been easy to get connected with just a passport with Ooredoo, and now, from the moment they get off the plane, people can get online with the biggest and fastest network in the country, and keep their money safe with one of Qatar’s most respected banks.”

“Life in Qatar” provides a unique opportunity for salaried expatriates to ease the burden of moving prior, during and after arrival. Before arrival, expatriates can open their account online though Commercial Bank banking services and Commercial Bank’s dedicated website, www.lifeinqatar.com provides reliable information to answer the most frequently asked questions to help new residents adapt to living in Qatar. Upon arrival, Commercial Bank debit cards are readily available for collection.

“Life in Qatar” customers receive hotel discounts in Doha; a free executive service to find a house; a free gift voucher to furnish their new house; up to 30% discount on car rental and various discounts at B/Attitude spa. Sadara eligible customers are entitled for airport pickup to a destination of their choice upon arrival.

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