Qatar has emerged as an iconic tourism, art and cultural hub, blending Arab tradition with modern global trends to share with visitors from across the world.

As a country located between East and West, about 80% of the world’s population lives within a 6-hour flight, and nationals from over 95 countries can enter Qatar without a visa.

Tourism in Qatar  

The tourism sector is one of the most important pillars for Qatar’s economic diversification, and is integral to sustaining its economic growth.

Qatar Tourism, Qatar’s official tourism governing body, carries out five core functions to strengthen the country’s status as a gateway to the world:

  • Strategic planning and policy development
  • The development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to promote investment opportunities in the tourism sector
  • Destination marketing and promotion for both leisure and business events
  • The enhancement of visitor experience in collaboration with tourist-facing entities
  • The management of regulatory affairs, including the swift and efficient execution of all tourism licenses and similar services
Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030

To continue to develop the tourism sector in the State of Qatar, a National Tourism Sector Strategy was developed, aimed to be fully implemented by 2030.

Aiming to attract 6 million visitors per year by 2030, Qatar’s strategy focuses on several key areas that reflect the country’s commitment to strengthening the tourism sector, such as:

  • Cultivating a rich collection of museums and cultural highlights.
  • Hosting world-class conventions and exhibitions.
  • Constructing exceptional urban developments.
  • Bringing a plethora of sporting events to the country.
  • Promoting outstanding educational opportunities at world-class universities.
  • Building new ultramodern airport and one of the world’s most advanced rail transit systems.