List of companies of Qatar
Qatar is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island country of Bahrain, as well as sharing maritime borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
Oil was discovered in Qatar in 1940, in Dukhan Field. The discovery transformed the state's economy. Now, the country has a high standard of living for its legal citizens. With no income tax, Qatar (along with Bahrain) is one of the countries with the lowest tax rates in the world. The unemployment rate in June 2013 was 0.1%. Corporate law mandates that Qatari nationals must hold 51% of any venture in the Emirate.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Al Jazeera Media Network||Consumer services||Media||Doha||1996||Multimedia corporation|
|Barwa Group||Financials||Real estate||Doha||2005|
|BSI-Steel Building System Integration W.L.L||Basic materials||Basic resources||Doha||2006||Steel company|
|GSSG Holding||Conglomerates||-||Doha||1994||Engineering, aviation, education, automotive company|
|Gulf Drilling International||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Doha||2004||Part of Qatar Petroleum|
|Gulf Helicopters||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Doha||1970||charter helicopters|
|Hamad Medical Corporation||Health care||Health care providers||Doha||1979||State-owned healthcare provider|
|International Bank of Qatar (IBQ)||Financials||Banks||Doha||1956||Private bank|
|Kahramaa||Utilities||Electricity||Doha||2000||State-owned electrical and water company|
|Muntazah Oryx Investments||Financials||Financial services||Doha||2010||Investments company|
|Nakilat||Industrials||Industrial transportation||Doha||2004||State-owned gas shipping company|
|Nehmeh||Industrials||General industrials||Doha||1955||Multidisciplinary company|
|Ooredoo||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Doha||1987||State-owned telecommunications provider|
|Oryx GTL||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Ras Laffan Industrial City||2003||Gas to liquids company|
|Qatar Airways||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Doha||1993||State-owned airline|
|Qatar Amiri Flight||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Doha||1977||State-owned VIP airline|
|Qatar Development Bank||Financials||Banks||Doha||1997||State-owned development bank|
|Qatar Exchange||Financials||Financial services||Doha||1995||State-owned primary exchange|
|Qatar Executive||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Doha||2009||Charter jet subsidiary of Qatar Airways|
|Qatar Insurance||Financials||Insurance||Doha||1964||State-owned insurance company|
|QNB Group||Financials||Banks||Doha||1964||Commercial bank|
|Qatar National Cement Company||Industrials||Construction & materials||Umm Bab||1965||Cement manufacturing company|
|Qatar National Company for Medical Projects||Health care||Health care providers||Doha||2005||Healthcare company|
|Qatar Petroleum||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Doha||1974||State-owned petroleum company|
|Qatar Steel||Basic materials||Basic resources||Mesaieed||1974||State-owned steel company|
|Qatargas||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Doha||1984||State-owned natural gas company|
|RasGas||Oil & gas||Exploration & production||Doha||2001||Natural gas company|
|Salam International Investment Limited||Conglomerates||-||Doha||1952||Multidisciplinary company|
|Seashore Group||Conglomerates||-||Al Khor||1989||Multidisciplinary company|
- Rasoul Sorkhabi (2010). "The Qatar Oil Discoveries". GEO ExPro Magazine.
- Nordland, Rod (25 June 2013). "New Hope for Democracy in a Dynastic Land". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- nouvelobs.com: "Qatar : "S'ils pouvaient, ils achèteraient la Tour Eiffel", 7 April 2013