Perspectives

Connecting through Social Media in Qatar

2014

Qatari youngsters have taken to the social media with a fiery passion in the recent years. This has not only given rise to a more connected society but has also given rise to the entrepreneurial spirit in youngsters who have become tech entrepreneurs. A recent news article observed that more than 90% of IT related buys in Qatar are happening through social media connections. Another study by the North Western University also revealed that nearly 86% of Qatari people are online today. This is the reason why several entrepreneurs are looking...

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Being an entrepreneur in Qatar

2014

“Qatar is home to more young aspiring entrepreneurs than any other country in the Arab world, according to Gallup surveys.”   Qatar encourages entrepreneurship in a big way and the in the new millennium the focus has been on promoting digital entrepreneurs. There are several funding agencies and private investors who have now come forward to fund new companies. Earlier local business could only rely on banks to bring in funds but with an increase in equity investors the entrepreneur community has gotten a shot in...

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Living in Qatar for Expats

2014

The adventure, excitement, trepidation, doubt and uncertainty are all part of moving to a new country. For any person who is looking at a long stay in the Middle East, there are many questions pertaining to way of life, religious beliefs, availability of goods, schooling systems and quality of life in general that play around in their minds. Qatar with its booming economy and new developments in digital technology is attracted talent from all across the globe.   Qatar welcomes individuals and families to come experience their...

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Qatar – The new hot-spot for technology

2014

In the digital space Qatar has been progressing rapidly in the last decade. The advent of social media has opened up the markets, minds and ideas of the Qatar people who are now creating ingenious and affordable ICT solutions for every market and spectrum of business. From mobile application to educational ICT solutions, Qatar has come a long way in its quest for digital excellence. In the digital space the wishes of the users are endless and with a constant stream of innovative solutions, Qatar is rising as the new digital power in the...

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Leisure time in Doha

2014

When you find yourself in Doha next time and are wondering how to spend those few hours of leisure then here are a few suggestions that are good for mind, body and soul. Doha offers a range of experiences ranging from history to culture to adventure.   If you are looking to relax and soak in the beauty and magnificence of the cultural heritage of Qatar then you can head to either the Museum of Islamic Art or the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. The Museum of Islamic Art is an architectural wonder and houses some of the...

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