Life in Qatar

Qatar, with one of the highest GDP per capita figures in the world, lies at the cross-roads of East and West. A modern, thriving country in the heart of the Middle East with an ambitious development vision, it offers a high standard of living, with excellent facilities, modern infrastructure, and a mix of local and cosmopolitan culture.

Qatar has become a hub for regional and global networks in international diplomacy, energy, finance, economics, media and sports. With this comes a plethora of cultural, intellectual and artistic events and venues – including such iconic buildings as the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei or Qatar National Museum by Jean Nouvel.

The country offers a safe and family-friendly environment, and is a great place to live, study and work. Its central location also makes it the ideal location for exploring Asian, African and European destinations. Direct flights link Doha to multiple cities across the world.

Why Qatar?

  • For years, Qatar has topped the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 2020 report, Qatar took the first position among the Arab countries and 27th place on the global level among 163 countries covered by the GPI. (Source: Vision of Humanity)
  • Qatar ranks fourth highest GPD per capita income (PPP) country in the world at $94,028.6 USD (Source: World Bank) and has prospered in the last several years with continued real GDP growth.
  • Standard & Poor’s credit rating for Qatar stands at AA- with stable outlook. (Source: S&P Rating)
  • In 2019 Qatar ranked 29th and reaffirmed once again its position as one of the most competitive economies in the MENA region, according to the World Economic Forum competitiveness index. (Source: World Economic Forum)
  • Boasting one of the highest per capita income in the world, Qatar is emerging as the most dynamic and one of the fastest growing economies in the Middle East, almost tripling in size from 2005 to achieve a nominal GDP of approximately US$173.3bn in 2011. (Source: World Bank)
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that the economy is to grow 2.7% in 2021 (Source: IMF).
  • The Qatar National Vision 2030  guides the country’s growth. The government is committed to creating a dynamic, competitive and broad-based economy by increasing economic diversification through the re-investment of Qatar’s significant energy wealth. Qatar has over $25.4 trillion USD in proven hydrocarbon reserves to be monetised over the next 100 years and sustain long-term growth and development. (Source: British Petroleum, Statistical Review of World Energy 2011)