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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...

 

Under pressure from reduced corporate demand, softer oil prices and slow economic growth, the hospitality industry in Doha and the wider GCC struggled with lower occupancy rates in 2016 and 2017. However, growth in the industry is expected to be faster over the next four years than in any other market in the Gulf region, with the exception of...

 

Located 16 km from central Doha and within six hours flying time of 80% of the world’s population, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has emerged as a key regional transport hub since opening its doors to the public in April 2014.

 

Qatar operates a modern and technically proficient power transmission and distribution network. The system benefits from a compact country service area of only 11,570 sq km and modern infrastructure, much of it installed over the last 10 years as total generation capacity grew by over 140%.

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:...