Why Qatar?

Invest with confidence

AA-

Credit rating from S&P and Fitch, Aa3 from Moody’s

5.6%

Average annual GDP growth over the past 10 years

Stable and resilient economy

Business friendly environment

100%

Foreign ownership in all sectors

10%

Corporate tax rate

Open for business

Strategic location and connectivity

$6 tn

In combined GDP within 3,000 kilometers

80 %

Of the world’s population is within 6-hour flight

Unparalleled market access

Lifestyle and environment

Safest

Country in the world

85+

Nationalities

Home away from home

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Exciting opportunities await

Sizeable and attractive opportunities available across all sectors
Manufacturing Financial services Logistics and transport Professional services Technology Healthcare and life sciences Tourism Media Real Estate

Manufacturing

World’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, 2nd biggest GCC fertiliser producer, and 3rd in the region for aluminum exports

380+

New industrial facilities

Over QAR13 billion

of industrial investments

Financial services

One of the top financial hubs in the Middle East with the 5th largest Islamic finance assets globally and a robust financial system

$14.6 billion

Approximately 10.2% of the country’s GDP in 2020, came from the financial sector

$460 billion

Banking sector total assets as of 2020

Logistics and transport

Home to the world’s leading international air cargo carrier and the ‘Best Airport in the World

2nd

In the region for efficient trade logistics services

$5.8 billion

Contribution to the national economy in 2020

Professional services

Rapid expansion of other industries and domains that utilise professional services in their operations, including legal, consulting, accounting, advertising, and IT

Significant growth

In the sector due to increasing local economic activity and Qatar's expanding global presence

$5.3 billion

Market contribution to Qatar’s economy in 2020

Technology

Home to the world’s 1st commercially available 5G network and two state-of-the-art communication satellites

$2.6 billion

Sector contribution to GDP in 2020

$11 billion

Contribution to the economy by 2022 by "TASMU" programme

Healthcare and life sciences

Qatar has advanced hospitals and health research facilities with one of the best healthcare systems ranking 4th globally

$5.8 bn

Worth of projects in the healthcare market

1st specialised

Sports medicine hospital in the Gulf region, Aspetar

Tourism

Qatar is emerging as a tourism brand and an ideal place to invest Visa-free entry for citizen of over 95 countries, the most in the Middle East

$15.6 billion

In international tourism receipts in 2019

Media

Qatar is an emerging global home of media and journalism, with plenty of opportunities and initiatives in the pipeline for international media firms, media research and training institutions

300 million +

Households reached by Al Jazeera in over 140 countries across the globe

Real Estate

Public-private partnerships provide relevant means to access lucrative opportunities including renewable energy & waste disposal

$45 billion

Lusail City’s smart infrastructure and real estate development

$12.4 bn

Investment opportunities in the accommodation sector

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