Qatar, blessed 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 and meetings in international diplomacy, energy, finance and 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. 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 cities across the world.
What Others Say About Qatar:
- For the fifth year in a row, QATAR has topped the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2014 report. Qatar took the first position among the Arab countries and 22nd place on the global level among 162 countries covered by the GPI. (Source)
- Qatar ranks as the highest per capita income in the world at $100,900 USD (2012 est.) and has prospered in the last several years with continued high real GDP growth of 6.2% as of 2014. (Source)
- Qatar has a long term sovereign rating of AA and continues in 2014 to have a stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. (Source)
- In 2013-14 Qatar ranked 13th and reaffirmed once again its position as the most competitive economy in the MENA region, according to the World Economic Forum competitiveness index. (Source)
- Boasting 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)
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reported that the Qatari economy grew by 18.8% in real terms in 2011 and forecasts that the economy is to grow a further 6% in real terms in 2012 to reach a nominal GDP figure of US$195.6bn (Source: IMF Regional Economic Outlook April 2012 update). Qatar was also the second wealthiest nation by per capita GDP in 2011 after Luxembourg (Source)
- The 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 US$25.4tln 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)