Qatar is a country of vision and visionaries
Qatar has a vision of an inclusive, modern society, supported by the best contemporary infrastructure and learning, developed to exacting standards of excellence, Like a jewel atop a crown, Qatar sits on top of the Arabian Peninsula, at the heart of Arabia. Surrounded on three sides by sea, it looks out towards the world; yet at its back remains the historic influence of the desert landscape.
The Qatari nation has a deep sense of purpose and sense of self, which enables its people to embrace great change while retaining their traditional values of integrity and determination. They have a shared vision of progress, development and community that is quickly driving the country to new heights.
Before the discovery of hydrocarbons, Qatar was a pearl-trading community, a commercial hub within Arabia. Those commercial skills now have a new direction and energy. Qatar is taking its place in the wider global community, and its government extends a warm welcome to partners and investors who wish to cooperate in realizing the Qatari vision.
Today, desert forts and traditional fishing villages exist side by side with prestigious state-of-the-art office towers, advanced high-tech oil and gas refineries and the powerhouse atmosphere of international commerce.
The beauty of Qatar’s coastline is now being appreciated by a whole new generation who come to enjoy its glittering resorts or to make their homes in vibrant communities. Local, regional and international investors are realizing the potential of Qatar’s beautiful coastline as a tourist destination. The government’s development plan, outlined in its Qatar National Vision 2030, ensures that the country’s growth is sustainable and sympathetic to the environment and local culture.
Throughout Qatar you will find abundant ground-breaking architectural designs completed or underway: the new Doha International Airport, Education City, the Museum of Islamic Arts, the Qatar Science and Technology Park, the Energy City and the much anticipated causeway connecting Qatar and Bahrain.
Qatar has also emerged as a growing MICE and cultural destination. For the Doha Asian Games 2006 alone, Qatar constructed over 40 hotels, 180 office and residential towers, and four world-class museums. The legacy of the Asian Games was a new benchmark in Qatar’s rich history of hosting international sporting events, and has helped enable Doha to become the destination of choice for such high-profile events as the 2022 FIFA World Cup.