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Qatar: Seven Wonders

Hamlet, who is based in Qatar, blogs about the seven wonders of his host country. Among the wonders are: ‘Wonder No. 2, “It is all about connections (wasta)” Got all the right credentials, relevant experience, proper education…etc, but you don’t know the right people, then you are in the wrong place and you better forget about getting that deserved position. The Arabs invented the word “wasta” for that very common practice.’

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