Doing business from Qatar

Connecting markets through its global networks

Qatar is rapidly transforming into an extraordinary hub where a promising outlook builds on a strong economic foundation, future-ready infrastructure lives alongside timeless hospitality, and enormous resources meet unparalleled connectivity, to create a lucrative world of opportunities for today’s ambitious investors. 2 billion people across 25 economies with $6 trillion in combined GDP are all within 3,000 kilometers of Qatar.

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Well-developed infrastructure

Qatar’s future-ready infrastructure and connectivity resources - facilitated by its leading airport and seaport - make it a global logistics hub and an ideal geographic position to access global markets.

Hamad International Airport
Hamad International Airport

Recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World’ by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been steadily rising up the ‘World's Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014. HIA strategically connects the East and West sides of the globe, serving more than 150 destinations.

  • 80% of the world’s population is within 6-hour flight from HIA, positioning it as the gateway between Africa, Asia, and Europe.
  • Serves over 360,000 flights and 30 million passengers every year.
  • Phase A of expansion plans will see the airport’s capacity increase to 58 million passengers per year by the end of 2022, with Phase B to commence post 2022 increasing capacity to more than 60 million per year.
  • Has the largest aircraft maintenance hangar and the eighth longest runway in the world.
  • It’s 600,000 sqm passenger terminal is Qatar’s biggest building.
Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is the world’s leading international air cargo carrier. It serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 140 passenger destinations utilising freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini freighters. With an extensive global network, highly experienced staff and premium facilities, Qatar Airways Cargo offers a high-quality air freight service to its growing list of customers around the world.

  • Fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 24 Boeing 777 freighters and six B777-300ER mini freighters.
  • Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) between ramp and warehouse using refrigerated vehicles that provide perfect temperature control during transportation.
  • Temperature-controlled handling and storage at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) cargo terminal in the appropriate temperature zone.
  • 64 temperature-controlled positions for units requiring refrigeration.
Hamad Port
Hamad Port

Qatar’s main seaport commenced operations in 2016 and has since been playing a pivotal role in the Middle East maritime trade.

  • Recognised as one of the largest green ports in the world, the port stretches over 28.5 sq. Km
  • Annual capacity of 7.5 million TEU, including 1.7 million tonnes of general freight.
  • In the first quarter of 2018, 1 million TEU of cargo from 22 navigation routes and 120 navigation destinations were handled, marking a milestone for the port in only 14 months of operation.

In addition to general cargo, the port handles diverse imports, including livestock, bulk grain, and vehicle traffic, as well as oil and gas export shipments.

Road connectivity
Road connectivity

At the heart of the infrastructure upgrade portfolio currently being implemented by the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, is the Expressway Program. In addition to meeting the country’s growing traffic demands and facilitating reduced travel times, the program accommodates the needs of cyclists and pedestrians with many utilities and integrated urban beautification schemes.

  • Expressway Program is set to provide nearly 800 km of roads
  • Over 30 projects ongoing to improve underground storm-water networks and smart transport systems
Qatar rail
Qatar rail

Qatar’s railway network comprises three main state-wide projects designed, constructed, operated, and maintained by Qatar Rail. Doha Metro is Qatar’s public transport backbone and is one of the most advanced rail transit systems in the world.

  • Currently, three main lines and 37 stations connecting the capital to its suburbs.
  • A rapid transit system with 354 km of track.
  • $4bn investment in the second phase of Doha Metro.
  • A total target investment of $12bn.