Business in Qatar
Onshore the best of shores. Qatar means business.
Qatar brings together old world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication, the chance to enjoy a rich cultural tapestry, new experiences and adventures. Access one of the world’s top economies in terms of competitiveness, communications, and innovation. Qatar boasts one of the strongest and fastest growing economies not only in the MENA region but worldwide.
The government's multi-billion-dollar investment programme has put the country on a sure footing to further develop its infrastructure and cater to its growing population, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Your potential new country
Home to a world-class lifestyle.
Figures & Projections
Real GDP growth projected. Qatar’s has the highest 2021 projected GDP growth rate in the entire Gulf region (International Monetary Fund, April 2020)
Consumer Prices Index growth projection by 2021.
Projected trade balance 2024 from $37.2bn in 2020
Diverse nationalities live and work in Qatar
Estimated GDP reach by 2024 from $193Bn in 2020 (Focus Economics April 2020 Country Report)
Estimated GDP per capita reach by 2024 from $69,790 in 2020 (Focus Economics April 2020 Country Report)
Estimated nominal GDP reach by 2024 from 0.7% by end of 2020 (Focus Economics April 2020 Country Report)
Estimated Fiscal balance as a percentage of GDP reach by 2024 from -2.9% in 2020 (FocusEconomics April 2020 Country Report)
International reserves in 2020 with expectations to exceed that in 2024
government investment programme in infrastructure
Rated with a stable outlook for the future in midst of the global crisis (Moody’s Investors Service, April 2020)
Rated citing the country's strong financial buffers with a stable balance sheet (S&P Global Ratings, March 2020)
Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) with a Stable Outlook (Fitch, February 2020)
In the GCC region for opportunities (Milken Institute Global Opportunity Index 2020)
Global ranking for opportunities (Milken Institute Global Opportunity Index 2020)
in the region in the Global Entrepreneurship Index (2018 WEF Global Competitiveness Report)
in the GCC for year-on-year GDP growth (World Bank 2018 Gulf Economic Monitor)
Ranked the richest economy in the Middle East (WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2018)
Most competitive financial market in the Arab region (WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2018)
in Safety Index out of 129 countries (Numbeo’s Safety Index 2020)
among Arab countries in economic competitiveness by WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2019
in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region by WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2019
Globally in economic competitiveness out of 141 economies. Up by 1 level from the 2018 rankings. (WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2019)
among 130 countries for business resilience (Global Resilience Index 2019)
among 190 economies in ease of doing business (World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 Report)
globally for ease of paying taxes (World Bank – Ease of Doing Business 2018)
largest Islamic Finance market with a 10%+ growth rate
Qatar Credit Rating by Moody’s Investors ServiceView Source
Gulf Times: S&P affirms Qatar ratings despite lower oil pricesView Source
S&P Global Ratings: Qatar Outlook December 2018View Source
Safest Countries In The World 2020 by World Population ReviewView Source
Numbeo Safety Index by Country 2020View Source
2019 Global Competitiveness Report by World Economic Forum (WEF)View Source
FM Global Resilience IndexView Source
Ease of Doing Business in Qatar by Doing BusinessView Source
Your connected world-class infrastructure
The government’s vision is being realised through a $200bn investment in world-class infrastructure across the nation, infrastructure supported by transportation and smart cities, which will enable you to connect to local, regional and international commerce, localise your supply chain — and ultimately lead to new customers.
The country’s proximity to the Arabian Gulf makes it ideally placed to connect your trade with the Gulf region and the world beyond.
Moving goods through air or sea is supported by considerable land development through the multi-billion-dollar Expressway Programme, which focuses on improvement in roads and bridges, and the Doha Metro, which, once completed, will operate three lines over 100 stations.
A 38km city of the future
354 km of tracks with 93 stations
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)
110 companies and 2,100 jobs created
One of the world’s largest port developments
Hamad International Airport (HIA)
$3Bn expansion of Qatar’s luxury airport in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to facilitate more than 96,000 passengers per day
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM
A further catalyst to Qatar’s burgeoning projects market, $12.4Bn for Accommodation, $44Bn for Infrastructure, and $3Bn for Stadiums.
Your potential new business premises
Glorious Beach District
Groundbreaking Smart City
Thriving Business District of Doha