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List of companies of Qatar

Location 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.[1] 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%.[2] Corporate law mandates that Qatari nationals must hold 51% of any venture in the Emirate.[3]

Notable firmsEdit

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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
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[4] 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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rasoul Sorkhabi (2010). "The Qatar Oil Discoveries". GEO ExPro Magazine. 
  2. ^ Nordland, Rod (25 June 2013). "New Hope for Democracy in a Dynastic Land". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Qatar : "S'ils pouvaient, ils achèteraient la Tour Eiffel", 7 April 2013
  4. ^