State of Qatar
Capital: Doha HDI: 0.850 (32nd)
GDP (PPP): $428.4 billion
Population: 2.55 million
Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arabian) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade. Qatar is a high income economy and is a developed country, backed by the world’s third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. The country has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is the most advanced Arab state for human development. Qatar is a significant power in the Arab world, supporting several rebel groups during the Arab Spring both financially and through its globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network. For its size, Qatar wields disproportionate influence in the world, and has been identified as a middle power. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Arab country to do so.
Qatar Economy – overview
Qatar has prospered in the last several years with continued high real GDP growth.
Qatar | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020
Key economic barometers to 2020
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Investment in Qatar
The law allows for Qatari investors to invest in all sectors of the Qatar economy, subject to the requirement that 51 percent of the share capital in the venture be held by a Qatari person, legal or natural.
Establishing a Presence
Business Types – Qatar company setup
A brief description of the company structures available in Qatar
Business Types – Company Formation in Qata
For companies wanting to establish their commercial presence in Qatar there are a few structural options with the most common being the LLC (Limited Liability Company) in which case the entity must have one or more national partners whose share in the company capital must not be less than 51%.
Business Registration Requirements – Doing Business in Qatar
The registration requirements
Business Registration Requirements – Qatar company registration
Includes 14 steps to incorporating in Qatar
Corporate – Qatar Corporate Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Qatar stands at 10 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Qatar averaged 20 percent from 2006 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 35 percent in 2007 and a record low of 10 percent in 2010. Corporate Tax Rate in Qatar is reported by the Public Revenues and Tax Department, Qatar.
Corporate – Qatar Corporate – Taxes
Taxable income generally is subject to a flat (CIT) rate of 10%, with certain exceptions available.
Personal – Qatar Personal Income Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Qatar stands at 0 percent.
Visa application process for citizens of most countries visiting Qatar
Qatar visa requirements
Qatar adopts a visa-exemption policy for more than 30 countries, as well as the GCC members, to boost tourism.
Telecom – Ooredoo – Wikipedia
Ooredoo Group (formerly Qtel) is an international telecommunications company headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Ooredoo provides mobile, wireless, wireline, and content services with market share in domestic and international telecommunication markets, and in business (corporations and individuals) and residential markets. It is one of the world’s largest mobiletelecommunications companies, with over 114 million customers worldwide as of September 2015.[
Public Transport in Qatar
The public transport system in Qatar, and Doha in particular, is developing, but is not yet as comprehensive as in many longer-established population centres in other parts of the world.
77 tips on getting to and getting around Qatar from real travelers and locals.
Labor Rules and Regulations – Qatar Labor Laws and Regulations
Qatar Labor Law has played a key role in the country’s development to date, and will continue to be a critical component of Qatar’s growth moving ahead in trying to recruit and retain human resources. – See more at: http://www.almisnad-rifaat.com/qatar-labor-law/#sthash.nSMoC7Vf.dpuf
Cost of Living in Qatar
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Qatar. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of living in Qatar | Expat Arrivals
Official sources and on-the-ground experiences tell different stories about the cost of living in Qatar.
Business Etiquette – Qatar – Business Culture
Qatar is an Islamic country but four fifths of its residents are expatriates, and many western companies are located there, so the rules of business etiquette will depend on who your contacts are.
Business Etiquette – Doing Business in Qatar – Business Etiquette
Dos and Don’ts of business etiquette in Qatar
Climate of the World: Qatar
The Climate of Qatar can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall
Climate – Qatar Weather, Climate and Geography
Qatar climate guide, regional weather guide and geography information.
Safety in Qatar | Expat Arrivals
Information on how safe expats are in Qatar, and tips on increasing personal safety and home security in Qatar.
Safety – Qatar travel advice
Travel advice from the UK government
Education – Qatar Schools and Education System
The education system in Qatar at all levels are directed and controlled by The Supreme Education Council and the The Ministry of Education. The primary school is obligatory for every child and is free in public schools.
Education in Doha Qatar
The majority of prvate independent schools are managed and run for English speaking western expatriates, although local families too, send their children to these schools.
Public Holidays in Qatar in 2016
List of National and Public Holidays observed in Qatar during 2016
Public Holidays in Qatar – World Travel Guide
Full list of Qatar public and bank holidays.
Demographics – Qatar Demographics Profile
Demographic statistics – 2014
Demographics – CIA – The World Factbook: Qatar
Demographic facts and statistics from the CIA
Qatar Customs Regulations
Qatar Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
qatar import regulations
Qatar – International Trade Administration
See “Trade Agreements” on this site
Housing and Rentals
Accommodation in Qatar
A guide to accommodation for expats moving to or emigrating to Qatar. Information includes guides to renting, leasing and buying
Qatar Housing & Rentals
Finding a nice place to live is always difficult. Qatar is no exception – getting the right accommodation can be hard, especially in large cities.
Qatar Travel Guide and Travel Information
Expert Qatar travel guide including detailed information about everything you need to know about Qatar. Guides to planning your trip including travel and where to stay.
Qatar Travel Guide – VirtualTourist
810 real travel reviews, tips, and photos from real travelers and locals in Qatar at VirtualTourist.