Qatar is the world's richest country per capita and has the highest human development in the Arab World; furthermore, it is recognized as a high income economy by the World Bank.
Qatar has the world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves in excess of 25 billion barrels. Qatar has become an influential player in the Arab world.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Arab country to host the event.
Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums
Open Air, Zero-Carbon Cooled Stadiums
Qatar 2022, the organisation bidding to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the first time. With the 12 stadiums it plans to use, costing around $4 billion, three of which include existing venues which would be expanded and nine of which include new, state-of-the-art stadiums with capacities of at least 43,000.
All of Qatar’s stadiums will have direct metro and road access and be accessible from central Doha within one hour, enabling fans to see more than one game a day and dramatically limit the amount of travel for players and fans across the tournament.
All 12 of Qatar’s proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums will be completed or upgraded by 2020 as part of a $4 billion investment.
Qatar's National Vision rests on four pillars
Human Development - development of all its people to enable them to sustain a prosperous society
Social Development - development of a just and caring society based on high moral standards, and capable of playing a
significant role in the global partnership for development
Economic Development - development of a competitive and diversified economy capable of meeting the needs of, and
securing a high standard of living for, all its people both for the present and for the future
Environmental Development - management of the environment such that there is harmony between economic growth, social development and environmental protection
“Comprehensive development is our main goal in striving for the progress and prosperity of our people.”
Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Qatar’s National Vision defines the long-term outcomes for the country
as a whole rather than the processes for reaching these outcomes. It provides a framework within which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed.
The National Vision aims at transforming Qatar into an advanced country by 2030, capable of sustaining its own development and providing for a high standard of living for all of its people for generations to come.