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Why Qatar?

Qatar is constantly expanding opportunities for progressive businesses looking to establish their presence in, or extend their reach to, Qatar and the GCC. We pride ourselves on having the most enabling, conducive and friendly economic and business environment in the region. When you invest in Qatar, you shall enjoy:

  • Part ownership in Qatar Shareholding Companies

  • Ownership of certain resort properties and residential units

  • No export duties or taxes on corporate profits for pre-determined periods

  • Exemption from income tax for 10 years and no quantitative quotas on imports

  • No quantitative quotas on imports and no custom duties on machinery and equipment

  • No restrictions on money exchange and transfer of profits abroad

  • Ability to transfer ownership to any other investor or a Qatari partner in case of joint ventures

  • World-class Infrastructure and global connectivity via air and sea connections

  • Multicultural Talent Pool and liberal laws for the import of skilled and unskilled labor

  • Exceptional Lifestyle

  • And many more…

What business opportunities are available to investors in Qatar?

You may invest in all sectors. As an investor, you will enjoy rapid access to leading markets and suppliers, especially in the following fields:

  • Tourism

  • Agriculture

  • Manufacturing

  • Health

  • Education

  • Consultancy services

  • Information technology (IT)

  • Development and exploitation of natural resources

Qatar has also developed a sophisticated entrepreneur-support ecosystem that helps SMEs and Startups realize their ambitions from ideation to market.

Which services do you provide to help set up a business? Are there any charges?

As a single and complete source for investment solutions in the country, we work closely with you to understand your business goals. Furthermore, we connect you to the right people, resources and platforms throughout the investment process to ensure your long-term success in Qatar and the region. You will not be charged until after a Ministerial Decision is issued and the incorporation process begins.

What Special Economic Zones, Logistics Parks, and Industrial Zones are available in Qatar?

Qatar offers investors a variety of solutions with long-term success in mind. These include the following Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Logistics Parks, Industrial Zones and Warehousing Parks​:

Ras Bufontas - Airport Free Zone

Ras Bufontas is situated 6 km away from world-renowned Hamad International Airport. As a leader in freight and passenger operations and efficiency, let Ras Bufontas and HIA take your business to new heights. Recommended industries include logistics, consumer products, light manufacturing, services, technology and applications, and pharmaceuticals.

Umm Alhoul - Port Free Zone

A 34km2 free zone near Hamad Port, the world’s largest Greenfield port, Umm Alhoul Free Zone is set to become a major factor in Qatar’s imports and exports. It offers a wealth of resources and connectivity, already capturing 27% of trade in the GCC region. Invest here to improve your global supply chain. Recommended industries include maritime industries, polymers and plastics, advanced manufacturing, and logistics.

Al Karaana Industrial Zone

Al Kaarana is an Industrial Zone with an area of 48 km2, advantageously situated half-way between Doha and Abu Samra.

With access to over 100 million customers, locating on Al Kaarana will provide you with the infrastructure you need to successfully service global markets.

Mesaieed Industrial Zone

Strategically Located next to Industrial City and only 40 km south of Doha, Mesaieed Industrial Zone, is a hub for many industries such oil refining, petrochemicals, fertilizers, workshops and primary building material.

Jery Al Samur Logistics Park

Jery Al Samur Logistics Park is designed for the distribution of land-based goods and materials, throughout Qatar and the wider region.

Birkat Al Awamer Logistics Park

Birkat Al Awamer Logistics Park is ideal for companies that seek to build their own facility, with the option to build their own showrooms, offices, and worker accommodation in the plot. Offering plots vary in size starting from 1000 m².

Aba Saleel Logistics Park

​Aba Saleel Logistics Park serves as a major logistics area, providing investors with the perfect breeding ground for their business, and the infrastructure required to cater their needs. Offering plot sizes of that, this Park is ideal for small enterprises. ​

Al Wakra Logistics Park

Al Wakra Logistics Park is one of several logistics facilities that promote an efficient, sustainable, and modern supply chain of goods and materials throughout Qatar.

What is Qatar’s Tax System like?

Qatar’s tax system is competitive and concise. The rate of tax is 10% of a company’s Total State Income, paid annually. Typical business costs are deductible, and losses can be rolled over for up to 3 years from the original accounting declaration.

Can I register a company in Qatar without a local partner?

Under Qatari law, you may invest in all sectors permitted, with a shareholding of up to 49%, which can be increased to 100% upon the approval of the Minister of Commerce and Industry.

How do I incorporate a company in Qatar and what are my options?

In Qatar, you can incorporate any of the following legal entities: a limited liability company; a limited liability company owned by one person; a limited liability partnership; a joint liability company; a public joint stock company; and a private joint stock company.

To streamline the registration process for you, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has developed a new system to process investment applications through the online submission of required forms.

When can I launch my business in Qatar? What licenses are required?

You can kick-off your business project following the approval of the competent department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and obtaining the commercial registration and license from relevant authorities. You can expect MOCI to reach a decision on your application within fifteen days of receiving the required documents.

How can you help me set up my business? Are there any charges?

As a single and complete source for investment solutions in the country, we work closely with you to understand your business goals. Furthermore, we connect you to the right people, resources and platforms throughout the investment process to ensure your long-term success in Qatar and the region. You will not be charged until after a Ministerial Decision is issued and the incorporation process begins.

How can I learn more about investing in Qatar?

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