In a survey conducted by World Values Survey (WVS), which has been measuring global attitudes and opinions for decades, respondents from more than 50 countries were polled to figure out the kinds of individuals they would not want as neighbors. And the answers provided by Qataris make for some interesting reading.
Oil-rich Middle East countries lead the way in terms of emissions per capita. According to the World Bank data (2010), Qatar is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases, with 40.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted per person. This startling figure is around 10 times higher than the global average (4.6 tonnes per person).
A recent study "Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East" conducted by Northwestern University in Qatar, (NU-Q), in cooperation with the Doha Film Institute provides detailed findings on how people in the six Arab countries surveyed (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates), make use of entertainment media in their daily lives, and looks at their opinions.
According to a Gallup survey, the residents of GCC countries are widely satisfied with the access to quality healthcare services, with the people in Qatar expressing the highest rate of satisfaction (90%).
In a fierce competition among commercial airlines around the world, “the big three” from the Gulf are determined to conquer the celestial world by providing ever better, above premium, products for their passengers. With recent Etihad’s launch of first class apartment in the sky - The Residence – the pressure on carriers from U.S. and Europe to match the stakes has never been greater.
The labor market in Qatar is dominated by expatriates. Statistics show that Qataris are increasingly targeting the public sector. While expatriates represent a whooping 99.2% of the private sector workforce.
The eyes are bigger than the stomach goes the adage, and it illustrates how society's wants often exceeds its needs. The proverb takes on new wisdom in light of the increased amounts of food waste being generated across the Middle East. And with the holy month of Ramadan upon us - a time when more food waste is produced than any other time in the year - concerns about the true economic cost are filling some people's plates.
In Qatar 175 households out of every 1000, boast millionaires. And general levels of wealth in the country are also impressive - robust wealth creation over the past years has led to a quantitative rise in millionaire households from 14.3% in 2012, to 17.5% in 2013. This rapid increase places Qatar first in the world in terms of millionaire households per 1,000.
Qatar is spending billions of dollars each year to import a number of goods from a variety of different countries. Analysis of Qatari import statistics over the last five years shows that the USA consistently ranks as the number one nation from which Qatar obtains goods.
Dubizzle, one of the most popular classifieds websites in the region, published some interesting data on user behaviour and preferences of visitors from Qatar. A set of infographics highlights most searched for car brands and types of jobs on offer among other things.
Today some 232 million people — 3 percent of the world's population — live outside their country of birth. The magnitude and complexity of international migration makes it an important force in development and a high-priority issue for both, the receivers and the senders. West Asia was the world's third biggest receiver of migrants in 2005-10, with the GCC countries in the lead.