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The man behind the vision: The man behind the vision: The Emir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani has helped turn Qatar into the world’s fastest-growing country

While Qatar enjoys unprecendented economic growth, the country is also championing tradition.

Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia


AREA - comparative:
slightly smaller than Connecticut

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$101.4 billion (2009 est.)

EXPORTS - commodoties:
liquified natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 0.1%
industry: 65.9%
services: 34.1% (2009 est.)

liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair

IMPORTS - partners:
US 12%, Germany 8.9%, Italy 8.8%, Japan 7.9%, South Korea 7.4%, France 6.2%, UAE 5.4%, UK 4.9%, Saudi Arabia 4.6% (2008)

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Qatar Insurance Company is a leading regional insurer

Islamic finance has been growing at twice the rate of conventional financing because of the increasing range of financial instruments now more readily available.

MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation joint venture, is a managed IT services and solutions provider offering a wide range of services to clients, from creating and managing IT infrastructure to providing technology consulting.

DOHALAND aims to regenerate the architectural landscape of Qatar with its first project, Musheireb. It revives the lost language of local architecture, creating a new blueprint for urban planning in Qatar

‘We are set to fulfill the vision of HH Sheikha Mozah to prepare the people of Qatar to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world’

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has been the main driver in developing the nation’s IT infrastructure and communications infrastructure and has achieved international recognition by winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including the ‘Telecom Deal of the Year’ for 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ award at the CEO Middle East Awards in 2009

With Qatar’s market open to competition, Qtel continues to offer the latest technologies at consumer-friendly prices

Project Director:
Nathalie Martin-Bea
Editorial Director:
Jose Mendez
With a clear vision and an aggressive business model, the Qtel Group continues to expand its horizons through high-profile acquisitions

To lead cellular innovations in Qatar and abroad, the Qtel Group has partnered with global companies such as AT&T

With MEF and QSTP, Qtel is working toward building a cellular innovation hub for the region

Qtel is known for its highly effective and sustainable approach to CSR

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