Qatar is the region’s most vibrant and diverse country. With ample hydrocarbon reserves, the country has been in a state of constant flux, with development being driven by the far-sighted Vision 2030. This plan, based on the four pillars of human, social, economic, environmental development, is the blueprint that Qatar will base its growth on for the next two decades.
Thanks to Qatar’s successful World Cup bid for the 2022 finals, the country can expect up to $100 billion of direct and indirect investment for the next ten years. The money will be poured into every sector in Qatar, from infrastructure, transportation, and telecommunications, to hospitality facilities and health institutes. With the economy diversifying, opportunities are rife in a wide range of sectors, including energy, real estate, agriculture, general industry, health, education, tourism, and more.
Beyond economics, Qatar is host to numerous cultural attractions that has put it on the global tourist map. The award-winning Museum of Islamic History, the newly opened Museum of Modern Arab art, and the freshly renovated Souk Al Waqif are only but a few examples that have attracted visitors to this small country. Plans are in the pipeline to create new cultural institutions that are sure to become the future icons of Qatar.
Qatar is a country of big dreams and even bigger ambitions. If the past is any indicator of what is to come, there is no doubt that the country can achieve its goals. The government’s commitment to developing all sectors of the country will not only earn Qatar’s place amongst the developed family of nations, but make it a true global destination for business and tourism.