Although the Emir is an absolute monarch he had the foresight to start a democratic system in Qatar, with national elections each year, providing his subjects with a free choice of candidates for the council seats. Sporting events entertain people.
Qatar hosts some of the sports world highlights, such as the Moto GP opening round at Losail Circuit. All the sporting facilities are among the very best in the world, no expense is spared and it shows!. Qataris are proud to host these events.
The Emir is potentially one of the world’s richest men, however he chooses to live a relatively modest life and is seen to be generous. He is genuinely highly regarded. The men's freestyle event was watched by many families along the corniche.
Qatar has possibly the highest per capita earnings of any nation and a growth rate in 2010 of 16.3%. The Emir HH Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has been leading his nation on the path of modernisation & economic growth. He is highly regarded at home.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the major growth area, coupled with proven reserves of oil at 25 billion barrels ensures the future economic prosperity of this Gulf Arab nation. Money seems to be no problem when it comes to hosting sports events.
Qatar has one of the worlds fastest growing economies, she has largely avoided the effects of the world economic crisis since 2008. Qatar has sought to actively help in the financial stabilisation of Europe by investing in Greek assets and banks.
Qatar is an economic and political oasis in the Arab world, with the highest per capita earnings in the world and a developing democracy. The nation is now a magnet for major sporting events organised by Qatar Olympic Committee.