Qatar 2021

2020 will forever be remembered as the year that the COVID-19 pandemic mercilessly hit the world, leaving a trail of loss both human and economic. Qatar has managed to limit its economic decline to a reasonable 2.5%, emerging as the top performer in the GCC. The IMF also expects the economy to expand 2.7% in 2021. Resilience and diversification have been buzzwords in Qatar for some time, yet never have they taken on so much meaning.

This 184-page publication aims to provide a platform for the country's decision makers at a time of global uncertainty and act as a guide for investors looking seriously at the Gulf economy. It covers sports, finance, energy, industry, transport, ICT and media, construction and real estate, food security, health and education, tourism, and retail. It also features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan
  • Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce & Industry
  • Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
  • Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank (QCB)
  • Amit Singh, Managing Director, Schlumberger Qatar
  • Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications (MOTC)
  • Saad Al Muhannadi, President, Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
  • Mohamed Al-Sadah, CEO, Hassad Food
  • Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health
  • Emile Sarkis, General Manager, Mall of Qatar

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:


  • Blockade lifting
  • World Cup legacy
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Energy diversification
  • Eco-friendly public transport
  • Real estate oversupply
  • Healthcare hub