Qatar Articles & Analysis

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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Chapter | Table of Contents from The Report: Qatar 2017

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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Qatar 2017

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Qatar and contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for first-time or regular and business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Qatar 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Qatar, including a summary of the rules and requirements for foreign investors, a rundown of the new changes to the labour law, and a look at the modifications to the arbitration process that are taking shape.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Mubarak Bin Abdulla Al Sulaiti,...

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Qatar 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the tax framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Qatar, including a summary of the general rules governing nationals and non-residents, the system requirements for locals and foreign entities, and an analysis of value-added tax, which is to be introduced at a standard rate.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Wadih AbouNasr,...

Chapter | Retail from The Report: Qatar 2017

Qatar’s organised retail sector benefits from the country’s high levels of wealth and is currently going through a period of rapid expansion, with gross leasable area nearly doubling in 2017 alone thanks to a strong pipeline of mall openings. In April 2017 two of the largest of these, Mall of Qatar and Doha Festival City, opened their doors. However, the openings come at a time of lower oil...

Chapter | Media from The Report: Qatar 2017

Qatar is a major player in the Middle Eastern and international media industries, thanks in large part to its status as the home of news channel Al Jazeera, which, since its inception two decades ago, has developed into a global network, covering events in the Middle East and worldwide in multiple languages. The country is also an important regional advertising market, particularly in regard...