Doing Business in Qatar
A Warm Welcome to Qatar - A Hub for Business Excellence
Business opportunities are plentiful in Qatar, and growing more
so every day.
At Qtel, we have invested more than QR3 billion in network
infrastructure to provide the best possible resources for the
people of Qatar. Our Qtel Fibre initiative is also well
underway with, to date, QR650 million allocated to connect homes,
small businesses and large enterprises throughout the country.
The high-speed broadband that Qtel Fibre will soon fuel is
already changing the way we communicate with each other, both here
in Qatar and with businesses abroad.
Qtel's significant contribution is one of the factors that have
enabled Qatar to rise five places to the 25th position of the most
networked ready-nations in the world, according to the Global
Information and Technology Report 2010-2011. Couple this with our
streamlined processes that support new start-ups, and our "one stop
shop" approach to providing comprehensive technological and
business solutions for new and established companies, and a clear
roadmap for success emerges.
If you're looking to do business in Qatar, then Qtel is the
ideal partner to help you get started. If you're a successful
business looking to grow, we are your strongest partner for
development. A warm welcome to Qatar on behalf of all of us at Qtel
Eng. Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, Executive Director,
Qtel: Your Partner for Business Opportunities in
Qatar is in the process of exceptional economic growth, wherever
you look in Qatar, there are world-class companies transforming the
country. In this period of rapid change the demand for
sophisticated ICT services has never been more apparent.
With Qatar making great strides to implement its National Vision
2030, Qtel continues to work as a key partner in driving business
and infrastructure forward. Today, many of Qatar's leading
organizations face a number of strategic and technological
challenges that are unique to their industry.
Qtel Business Solutions (QBS) was established to address the
needs of the fast-evolving business community of Qatar. A
knowledgeable and experienced team is helping clients across a
range of industries find real solutions to their ICT
QBS has developed products tailored specifically for the
developing Qatari economy. These products include the first
hosted IP telephony service in the GCC, Global Internet Protocol
Virtual Private Network (IP VPN), advanced TelePresence technology,
a Global Ethernet solution, the Qtel Data Centre (QDC) which
provides a full range of Enterprise Hosting, Managed and
Professional Services, and innovative wireless solutions amongst
Working with clients across a raft of diverse sectors that
incorporates transport, finance, healthcare, hospitality,
education, and energy, amongst others, QBS is helping the business
community across Qatar achieve greater operational effectiveness
and cost control. Both of which are vital in today's highly
competitive global marketplace.
With its unique range of solutions and its industry experts, the
QBS Team is working with clients to ensure they reach maximum
potential. We're here to make life easier - and business more
profitable - for you.
New Start-Up Business Team
Qtel has a team dedicated to helping new start-up businesses in
Qatar. Our team provides information on how to set up a new
business here as well as how to subscribe to our services. You can
contact us at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting up your Business in Qatar
If you are looking at starting up a business in Qatar, we would
like to direct you to the Ministry of Economy and Industry's
website at www.investinqatar.com.qa.
The following web address will take you directly to the "How to
set up business" section: http://www.investinqatar.com.qa/business/procedures.php.
Setting up a Business Account with Qtel is Easy
At Qtel, our business customers are important. We have a devoted
Qtel Business Solutions team ready to help you with all your
communication needs. When you sign up for a Business Account at
Qtel, you will be assigned a dedicated Account Manager and access
to the full portfolio of our business services.
To sign up for a Qtel Business Account and obtain your unique
customer reference number, all you need to do is provide the
For companies registered in Qatar:
Registered with Ministry of Commerce & Trade
You will need:
A copy of your commercial registration;
A copy of your business sponsor's ID;
Cover letter on company letterhead signed by the authorised
A copy of the authorised signatory's Qatari ID.
For companies registered with Qatar Financial Centre
Registered with Qatar Science Technology Park
Local/International Companies who are not registered in
If you are not registered in Qatar, you can still subscribe to
our services by providing a Bank Guarantee issued from a local
Qatari bank. The amount of this bank guarantee should be equal to
the one-time installation charge plus six months' rent for the
service you wish to subscribe to.
In case you do not have a bank account in Qatar, your existing
bank can send a letter to its corresponding bank in Qatar asking
them to issue a bank guarantee for you.
Advanced Solutions in Qatar
Qtel offers a huge range of advanced services for businesses in
Our Promise of Support
Our Support for You
At Qtel our customers come first. We back our products and
services with our industry-leading Service Level Guarantee
(SLA) which means that if we don't deliver what we
promise, we don't expect you to pay. It's that simple.
Business Solutions Centres
Qtel's network of Business Solutions Centres supports the
communication needs of companies with direct advice and consultancy
in-store. They also provide high-level business services including
BlackBerry solutions, remote connections, Ethernet, ADSL and
Enterprise hosting to visiting customers and local businesses.
Centres are located in Al Wakrah, Al Khor, at the Ministry of
Business and Trade, and on Salwa Road. Each centre features
in-house enterprise expertise, right at hand when you need it.