City Guide

  Introduction Sitting on the southern side of the Persian Gulf is the prized peninsula of Qatar. Rated as being a high-income economy with much to offer by way of culture and business opportunities, the nation has steadily risen as an international destination for tourism and commercial investment.

This guide emphasizes on providing you with a comprehensive look at the country. Whether your interest in Qatar is for travel or for the viability of establishing a business or investing there, this gu

ide will give you the necessary information to help you proceed confidently towards your prospective designs. The Jewel of the Arabian Peninsula Qatar is the richest country in the Arab World. Located right on the vital sea route of the Strait of Hormuz, it has held a very significant position, both politically and strategically, over many centuries. In comparison to its relatively small stature, it has a vast influence on the political, religious and economic conditions of the region. The political system followed in Qatar is one of absolute monarchy, where the reigning Emir holds absolute power to make decisions pertaining to the governance of the state and its people. Administratively speaking, Qatar is divided into seven municipalities, namely – Madinat ash Shamal, Al Khor, Umm Salal, Al Daayen, Al Rayyan, Doha, Al Wakrah. Doha is the capital of Qatar and is the seat of political, cultural and economic confluence for the nation. It is also host to the most well-known news channel from the Arab world, Al-Jazeera. map

Image: Political Map of Qatar

In 2012, Qatar according to per capita income was recognized to be the world richest nation, for the third year in a row. It is also rated as being the 19th most peaceful country in the world. Qatar had been the centre of the Arabian pearling industry in the 18th and 19th century and the economy of the region had flourished because of it. After its collapse, the industry was replaced with the oil industry after the vast reserves of oil in the nation were discovered in 1939. In the past two decades, the social system of Qatar has seen a moderate degree of liberalization ushered in by the former Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. As a tourist destination in the Middle East, Qatar is recognized as being one of the most lucrative in the world. It has countless things to offer to travelers and provides them a unique experience of the Arab world that has its own Qatari touch.

Country Profile

History
The region today known as Qatar was the site for one of the earliest human settlements to come out of Africa…. Read More
People and Culture
The culture of Qatar has close proximity to the culture of other nations in the Arab World. The paradigms… Read More
Law
The legal system in Qatar is a mix of civil law and Sharia law. In particular, Sharia law is applied… Read More
Diplomacy
Qatar has a long history of foreign relations with many parts of the world. This is primarily due… Read More
Economy
For most of history, the primary industries that had constituted the bulk of economic activity in Qatar… Read More
Health Care
The healthcare industry in Qatar is characterized by sophisticated medical facilities and systems… Read More

Living in Qatar

Expats in Qatar
The expat population of Qatar is the primary workforce of the nation and comprises of individuals from… Read More
Leisure and Popular Hangouts
Qatar offers many opportunities for exploration, amusement and fun to the expats living in the nation… Read More
Dining, Restaurants and Hotels
Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a major cultural centre in the Arab World. For this reason, you can find virtually… Read More
Raising Children and Education
Many expats move to Qatar for a long-term stay and thus often take their families along with them… Read More
Types of Companies
There are essentially eight types of companies in Qatar. The formation, operation and dissolution of these companies… Read More

Doing Business in Qatar

Property
Purchasing property in Qatar for foreigners is mainly in restricted designated zones, where foreigners may purchase freehold properties… Read More
Taxes
Qatar is one of the few countries in the world where citizens and residents are not liable to pay taxes to the government… Read More
Transportation
There are many means for transportation available to tourists and businesses in Qatar. The country has a well-developed and well-connected… Read More
Employment Law
Qatar is the richest country in the Arab World. Located right on the vital sea route of the Strait of Hormuz, it has held… Read More
Qatar Financial Center
The Qatar Financial Centre was established in Doha in 2005 with the purpose of supporting all financial services… Read More
Industrial Cities
Located at a distance of a mere 80 kilometers from Doha, the industrial city of Ras Laffan is the primary production centre of… Read More
Dissolving a Company
Foreign investors can only enter the Qatar market through becoming shareholders in Limited Liability Companies or LLCs… Read More

Education in Qatar

Primary School
We all remember the tender days of going to school, when we understood nothing on the very first day…. Read More
Other Schools
School is the place where a child learns to come out of his own shells and the protective environment of his home…. Read More
Universities
University provides a platform for the student to get equipped with a professional course of his interest…. Read More

Qatar Restaurants and Hotels

Restaurants
Located at half way along the West Coast of the Arabian Gulf, the State of Qatar is a monarch Arab state…. Read More
Hotels
If you are planning to break the monotony of your daily life and move out of your homes for a longer duration to explore…. Read More

 

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