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Given that Qatar’s demography is largely blue-collar workers, is there a big enough consumer base to justify the high-end developments being built?

 

The combination of high disposable income, a growing population and rising tourist arrivals makes Qatar an attractive market for retailers of all segments. On the back of real GDP growth of 3.7% in 2015, private consumption was expected to have expanded by 9.5% in 2015, according to BMI Research. This surge is projected to continue, with...

 

With leasable space set to double in just three years, competition for shoppers in Qatar’s retail sector is bound to tighten, necessitating new ways of drawing in customers. Malls are therefore building tailored entertainment and luxury components into their designs, from cinemas to theme parks to canals, in a bid to lure the foot traffic that...

 

Given increasing competition to develop regional film centres, what sort of incentives are available to filmmakers to attract them to Qatar?

 

Although Qatar commands a powerful position in global energy markets, it is a relatively small state. Nevertheless, the country has cultivated significant soft power over the last decade by hosting international events, stepping up to play a role in diplomatic mediation and developing itself into a regional and global media hub. In the mid-...

 

In the past decade or more, Qatar has started to assert itself in the world of global sports. It has achieved this mainly through its athletics federation and Olympic committee. The government has also made efforts to expand the role of sports and related industries, such as sports medicine, logistics and security, to create more opportunities...