Qatar shares a rare quality with its neighbours – Dubai and Abu Dhabi – as being located in an ideal position on the globe to function as a global trade hub. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup being hosted in Qatar, this State is challenged to take their logistics and local transportation to the next level. With large government investments, Qatar is redefining themselves as one of the leading logistical hubs in the region, taking advantage of their ideal location for foreign and international trade.
Taking the Future by Storm
Since Qatar features a peninsular geography, the country has even more access to global trade. With ports such as Mesaieed, Ras Laffan, and Doha, they can make the most of their exports, especially regarding oil and gas. As part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, the government is committed to improve their transportation infrastructure to optimise global trade and become competitive in the market of international logistics and trade operations. This plan has come to realisation over the past few years, putting Qatar on the map and on measurable terms with its neighbours.
The Qatar National Vision 2030 functions in a similar fashion that Dubai and Abu Dhabi have aligned their visions for the future. The Gulf States have been heavily reliant on their exports of natural resources such as oil and gas in the past. However, their plans for the future include a focus shift to become economically diverse, not to solely rely on natural resource exports as a main means of income. This is the drive behind the logistics and accommodating operations for Qatar and its neighbours, truly becoming global trade hubs and taking full advantage of their ideal location.
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