Professional services

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At a glance

The professional services sector has experienced significant growth due to increasing local economic activity and Qatar’s expanding global presence, contributing $5.3 billion to Qatar’s economy in 2020. The professional services sector is considered to be one of the emerging sectors due to a rapid expansion of other industries and domains that utilise professional services in their operations, including legal, consulting, accounting, advertising, and IT. The sector is further experiencing a demand surge as a result of a significant growth in the legal sector since 2017, driven by the increased need for cross-border regulatory expertise. Despite the challenges the sector faces worldwide, the professional services sector in Qatar remains lucrative due to the country’s appealing and sustainable workforce.

$5.3 bn

Market contribution

$5.3 billion market contribution to Qatar’s economy

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QFC services

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha. It was established to create a world class legal and business environment to enhance growth and diversification. It also contributes to Qatar National Vision 2030 for building a knowledge-based economy for the benefit of current and future generations.
The QFC offers domestic and international firms the opportunity to establish and provide a broad range of services, regulated and non-regulated, under a legal and regulatory regime that meets international best practice.
The QFC provides an attractive platform and a transparent and flexible environment for firms to operate successfully in Qatar and the region.

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Coworking spaces in Qatar

Doha is busy building an ecosystem for tech companies that includes the advent of many coworking spaces and incubators, providing what the innovative youth of this city require. Doha has a dedicated research and education area, which is fueling the expansion of coworking venues to cope with the innovative individuals looking for somewhere to work from.
Startup platforms, forward-thinking institutions and universities are helping local entrepreneurs to give back to the community in a society that has embraced innovation. Coworking has become another way of life for countless clever souls to see their dreams become a reality.

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Qatar professional services ecosystem

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