About Qatar

Nestled in the northeasterly coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar in recent decades has witnessed enviable milestones spurred by its abundant oil and gas resources, amidst the current thrust to nurture a knowledge-based economy towards sustainable development.  Its current stature, built through the vision of the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and with the recent accession of his son, the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar is poised to further build on its not-so-recent-past and present successes and accolades in the international community.

1.     Host, 2022 FIFA World Cup
2.     Top Middle East country in 2013 Global Financial Centers Index (covering 80 financial centers) (published by London-based Z/Yen Group)
3.     13th in the 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Report index, 1st in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Mena)  (World Economic Forum)
4.     Ranked Top in the Middle East and 18th in the world in the first Human Capital Index(World Economic Forum 2013)
5.     3rd in 2013 Change Readiness Index (CRI) (KPMG), out of 90 countries (1st Singapore, 2nd Sweden)
6.     Leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) (2012 CIA World Factbook)
7.     Highest GDP per capita in the world (USD106,000, 2012) (Institute of International Finance, Washington)
8.     12th in the richest sovereign wealth funds of the world, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with assets of USD115B (Institute of International Finance, Washington)
9.     Home to Qatar Airways, flagship and fastest-growing airline in the Middle East (129 aircrafts to 131 business & leisure destinations worldwide)