The Patriot in the Expatriate - An ally Qatar needs to remember

If I was crying In the van, with my friend It was for freedom From myself and from the land – Sufjan Stevens, Chicago Last week began with us receiving many queries – mainly from corporates outside of Qatar and embassies based in Qatar who...


A guide to the most powerful families in Qatar

Qatar, despite its rapid development and modernization, is still a tribal society at its core, at least when all the expats, who represent 88% of the population, are discounted for and the power structure of the country is analyzed. The following...


Growing Up in Qatar in the 70s was all about community

“In the great cities we see so little of the world, we drift into our minority. In the little towns and villages there are no minorities; people are not numerous enough. You must see the world there, perforce. Every man is himself a class; every...


Population of Qatar by nationality - 2017 report

Qatar is home (albeit mostly a temporary one) to numerous people from around the world, who comprise the vast majority of its population, with Qataris being a minority for decades now. As the exact breakdown by nationality is not something that is...


Have Qataris always been a minority in their own country?

Qatar has been making headlines in the media – mainly controversial – over the last few years. It is a land of intrigue since very little of the “local” news makes it out of the country, even less now that Doha News has had to “scale...