The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world’s most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

The State of Qatar is a peninsula located amid the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. The peninsular is approximately 100km across and extends 200km into the Gulf. Qatar includes several islands the largest of which are, Halul, Shraouh and Al-Asshat.. shares its southern border with Saudi Arabia and a maritime border Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Since the mid-1800s, Qatar has grown from a poor British protectorate known for pearling into one of the world’s most important oil and gas producing countries. While there is increasing investment in non-energy sectors, oil and gas still account for more than half of the Gross Domestic Product. Due to its substantial reserves of oil and gas, the country has one of the highest incomes per capita in the world.


1. Building materials

Because Qatar is a rapidly growing country, many new buildings and infrastructure are erected on a daily basis. So, there is a huge market in Qatar for materials used for building and construction purposes. And since most of these materials are imported, smart investors can start businesses that sell or manufacture building materials locally in Qatar.

2. Laundry

A recession-proof business, laundry sells well in Qatar just like in most other places. The average adult in Qatar is kept ever busy by work schedule. So, there’s very little time for things like laundry. Rather, most people will hire laundry services. Starting a laundry business is dead easy. You don’t need any qualifications, and you don’t need much capital to get started.

3. Information technology

If you are an expert in anything IT, then Qatar may be a very good place to be in right now. Individuals and businesses in Qatar are becoming more aware of the importance of IT-related products and services. But there’s a dearth of IT professionals in Qatar, thereby leaving huge opportunities for the few available. You can make huge profit, too, by joining this few.

4. Car wash

Car wash business is another money-spinner in Qatar, for the same reason that most car owners are busy individuals who don’t have the time to clean up their cars. But these car owners would be happy to hire professional car wash services. So, if you are looking to start a business in Qatar, a car wash business is a very good option. It’s easy to start without any qualifications. And it’s recession-proof, too.

5. Beauty and wellness

Because Qataris are becoming more aware of the health benefits of being physically fit, they are now squeezing some time out of their busy work schedule to engage in fitness activities. So, there’s a booming demand for well-equipped fitness centers in Qatar. Similarly, as busy as they may be, Qatari women would always find time to keep themselves in good shape. So, businesses that improve or maintain women’s beauty in one way or another are always in demand in Qatar.

6. Foods and snacks

Processed foods and snacks sell well in Qatar, probably because people are always busy and have very little time to do some cooking. You can start a business that processes foods and snacks or imports processed foods and snacks such as canned foods, yoghurt, etc.

7. Technology products

Qataris are sticklers for high quality tech products like smartphones, tablets, and PCs. However, only few businesses sell these products in Qatar. So, investors who can venture into selling tech products in Qatar have a large market to serve.

8. Professional services

In Qatar, there is constant demand for professionals such as engineers, accountants, building and construction experts, healthcare experts, and so on. So, if you have a solid background in any of these professional specialties, then you can start a business in Qatar that offers services to individuals and businesses.

9. Restaurants

Expatriates make up a large fraction of the Qatari workforce. And one of the commonest problems these foreigners face in Qatar is not finding their own delicacies. (Of course, it’s not so easy to forget the foods you have taken for years). So, the demand is high for restaurants that offer foreign delicacies. You can start a restaurant that sells only American or Chinese foods or offers a wide range of outlandish cuisines.

10. Maintenance services

With the fast rate at which new electrical and mechanical installations are made in Qatar comes the need for professional maintenance services. Because it’s cheaper to maintain installations and infrastructure than replacing them, there are huge opportunities in Qatar for businesses that offer maintenance services for mechanical, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and other facilities.


We can facilitate all your needs in opening a business in Qatar. We have a very reliable Qatari partner to begin with. Please discuss with us on how you can start your business in Qatar without much hassle. We have a set of committed team to look into all requirements and speed up the processes for you. Qatar is a unique place to do business. Strategic being middle of the world.

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