Qatar Untold

Qatar can be a confusing country and many arrive, live, work and indeed depart without ever really understanding it. Here, our consultancy shines a light on some questions people and businesses always have and others they might not have even thought about asking before.


Qatar Untold

Qatar can be a confusing place and many depart without ever really understanding it. Here, our consultancy shines a light on some questions people and businesses always have and others that they might not have even thought about before.


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 report delves into the most powerful families/tribes that are shaping Qatar both from political as well as economic points of view.

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How organizations in Qatar can learn to stop worrying and love traditional media

I have worked, as they say, both sides of the fence – as a journalist and editor, and as an in-house communications person handling PR and media relations. At my time doing the latter, the organization I worked for (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) was featured prominently by media – in Qatar and the region – on a regular basis. I was always asked how VCUQatar used to get so much coverage in the media. First and foremost it was because...

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

What I remember most about those early years in Doha was the sense of community and belonging. When Qatari grandmothers went shopping to the souq, they came back with boxes of goodies for children in every family in the neighbourhood.

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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 made publicly available by Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), I have embarked on collating as much data as possible on the subject, in order to shine a light on a matter of common interest. I started this project...

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Have Qataris always been a minority in their own country?

The tiny desert nation has a population of about 2.6 million people (official figure from the Qatar Statistics Authority) with slightly over 10 percent comprising local Qataris. Authorities are very careful with releasing the exact number of Qataris, and figures available today have been arrived at through calculations from various data sources made public. The reason why, obviously, is because Qataris are such a huge minority in their own country.

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