Qatar World Cup 2022
Doha’s successful bid to host the 2022 Fifa football World Cup will trigger a huge investment programme as the Gulf state seeks to build stadium and associated infrastructure projects, such as the Doha Metro.
Qatar Special Reports
In late 2011, Qatar’s emir announced that for the first time an election to appoint two-thirds of his advisory body, the Shura Council, would be held in June 2013
World Cup latest
Qatar bid rejected as International Olympic Committee cuts candidate city list from five to three
New venue will be built at Lusail to the north of the capital
QRail has rephased rail projects in line with Games proposal
Supporting the development of athletes and sports teams could help firms win construction contracts
Issue is financing contractors and subcontractors
London Olympics official says throwing money at issue is a recipe for failure
Qatar responds to publicly released email claiming it ”bought” event
Two committee members to be suspended for allegations of bribery
Asian football head is due to face ethics committee over bribery allegations
Bottlenecks mean registration for tenders can take more than six months
Large-scale tunnelling schemes will provide base for Qatar infrastructure ahead of the Fifa World Cup
Government’s priority is to stall non-priority projects so it can concentrate its efforts on critical World Cup infrastructure schemes
Investments are aimed at creating international reputations and driving tourism
Doha moves ahead with raft of promised construction projects. Market risks overheating as huge volume of projects starts to be awarded ahead of key events
Can Qatar build the infrastructure needed to host the world’s two largest sporting events in quick succession?
A Guide to Doing Business in Qatar
As Doha welcomes international contractors and investors, doing business in the country is getting easier, but there is still bureaucracy to be negotiated for those wanting to enter the market and succeed in it.