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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The State of Qatar
Head of State : Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani
Population : 2.24 Million
Capital City : Doha
Largest City : Doha
Languages : Arabic (official); English a common second language
Monetary Unit : Qatari Riyal (QAR)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 167 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 326.92 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 163 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 143 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 64 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 78.6 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 4,629.10 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 8,690.64 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Qatar is located on the Western shore of the Arabian Gulf. It is surrounded by the sea on three sides and also has a number of offshore reefs and islands. Its nearest seaward neighbour is Bahrain in the North. In the South at the neck of the peninsula, it is bordered by Saudi Arabia. The channel that runs into the Gulf of Salwa separates Qatar from Bahrain. Natural vegetation is limited. Blown sand covers much of the South and the existing flora is confined to the North. The coastline is uneven and rises gently on both sides of the peninsula. The country has a moderate desert climate with mild winters and humid summers. Rainfall is limited.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2016 Rank***Doing Business 2017 RankChange in Rank
7483-9
Doing Business 2016 DTF**
(% points)
Doing Business 2017 DTF**
(% points)
Change in DTF**
(% points)
64.6863.66-1.02
Investment Opportunities
Construction Of Club
Sports and leisure, Infrastructure and construction | January 2, 2017
Construction Of Building
Infrastructure and construction | January 2, 2017
Construction Of Buildings
Infrastructure and construction | January 2, 2017
Construction Of Barracks Buildings
Infrastructure and construction, Defence | January 2, 2017
Events
Exhibition | March 09 - 31, 2017 | Qatar
Exhibition | May 08 - 11, 2017 | Qatar