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2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.

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DRESS: Qatari nationals often choose to wear the traditional clothing of the Gulf region. Foreign visitors and residents are expected to dress in a style that is sensitive to local culture, with conservative clothing recommended. Men generally wear long trousers and a shirt in public. Women’s public...

Articles & Analysis | Qatar in brief: from The Report: Qatar 2017

Qatar has risen to prominence both regionally and internationally. With a relatively small local population and substantial revenues generated from having the third-largest proven natural gas reserves globally, the country has one of the world’s highest GDPs per capita. A return of oil prices to above $50 per barrel will reduce strain on the economy...

Articles & Analysis | Balancing act: Page 29 from The Report: Qatar 2017

Qatar in brief Still prospering: Growing economy continues to provide a high standard of living Stimulating sufficiency: Recent diplomatic difficulties encourage local industry expansion Viewpoint: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar Making new friends: Visa-free programme set to mitigate fallout from the regional blockade Interview:...

 

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The blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in June 2017 has had many significant effects on the country and its economy, not to mention the wider region. Yet while much of this was initially disruptive, there is a sense among government officials and business leaders that the situation also presents opportunities...