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Qatar Business Map launched by Ministry Commerce & Industry

Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) recently launched the Qatar Business Map portal to support the private sector and empower entrepreneurs.

As a result, The Qatar Business Map portal will contribute to the development of the business ecosystem by streamlining incorporation procedures. Most importantly, the portal provides a comprehensive...

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Qatar successfully boosts security of essential food items

Qatar has achieved self sufficiency in almost 100% supply of essential food items in line with the governments strategic policy launched at the turn of the century.

Economic disruption since the global financial crisis of 2008 has enhanced the importance of food security. Until around 2016-17, around 85% of Qatar’s...

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Qatar`s StartUp Grind Chapter Examines Role of AI

Qatar`s Startup Grind Doha chapter recently organised an event entitled ‘Unveiling the Future: Empowering Qatar’s Startups with AI’.

The meet up brought together startup founders, investors, academia and ecosystem experts from the private and public sector. It debated how The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has already established...

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Qatar’s upcoming events expected to boost economy

Qatar’s vibrant tourism sector has assembled a line up of world class events expected to strengthen the market and boost the economy. The line up will feature real estate, construction, technology, hospitality, travel, health and sports events.

The strategy supports Qatar`s goal of welcoming over six million visitors a year by 2030....

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Qatar’s free zones offer unlimited opportunities

Qatar Free Zone Authority (QFZA) established its free zones programme in 2018 and currently two facilities are fully operational. The four square kilometre Ras Bufontas freezone is connected to the award winning Hamad International Airport. Similarly the much larger Umm Al Houl freezone is situated next to the state of the art Hamad Port and measures...

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Qatar’s healthcare market ripe for foreign investment

Qatar`s healthcare sector is looking to atract foreign investment in the rapidly growing GCC market according to the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar).

In its recent report the IPA Qatar noted that the the global healthcare industry has experienced unprecedented levels of growth and is estimated to reach QAR 43.8 billion (USD 12 billion) by 2024.


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QFTH selects 21 startups to join Wave 5

Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) recently announced its selected fintech startups to join Wave 5 of its Incubator and Accelerator Programme. The series was inititated in 2020 by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and is part of efforts to support startups along their entrepreneurial journey.

The Incubator and Accelerator Programmes have since played...

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Qatar Financial Centre: An introduction to tax regulations

This introductory guide will illustrate relevant tax regulations for entrepreneurs and investors intending to obtain a licence from the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).

When selecting a licensing platform in Qatar, the QFC is one of the options. The Qatar Financial Centre is particularly suitable for business activities...

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QRDI launches new innovation opportunites

Qatar Research Development and Innovation (QRDI) has announced its recent innovation opportunities via its flagship programme, Qatar Open Innovation (QOI).

The Qatar Open Innovation (QOI) programme connects strategic entities within Qatar (Opportunity Owners), such as government agencies and large local enterprises with a global pool of innovators...

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Qatar initiates new projects as north field expansion advances

Qatar`s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has initiated 22 new projects worth more than QAR 4.1 billion (USD 1.1 billon) in 2023. So far, six projects have been awarded and 10 are in the process of implementation. The remaining six will enter the tender stage in quarter three of this year.

The six awarded projects are worth an estimated QAR 1.1 billion (USD 300 million), while the 10 projects in...

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