Qatar job hunt: Top 5 companies to work for

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Do you look forward to chasing down new experiences and career growth in Qatar? We are about to share the five best companies that offer great job opportunities and drive career advancement.

This list is based on Gulf Business, the Middle East’s leading news portal.


5. Qatar National Bank

First on the list is Qatar National Bank. QNB is the biggest bank in Qatar and the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa. It is also the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, which has a current net profit record of QAR 6.2 billion ($1.7 billion).

Sector: Banking

Market Capitalization: $35.56 Billion

Qatar National Bank offers a myriad of work opportunities to job seekers. It also provides employees with extensive learning, investment and development projects to help them grow as professionals.


4. Industries Qatar

Industries Qatar or the IQ Group is a regional powerhouse in the production and distribution of petrochemicals, steel and fertilisers. The IQ Group of companies includes:

QAPCO – a petrochemical company

QAFAC – a petrochemical company

QAFCO – a fertilizer company

Qatar Steel

Sector: Industrial Conglomerate

Market Capitalization: $17.66 Billion

Over the years, these companies have helped thousands of people in terms of career development. The group offers a wealth of lucrative job opportunities to talented professionals, and has great HR support and management teams.


3. Ezdan Holding Group


Earlier known as the Thani Bin Abdullah Housing Group, Ezdan Holding Group is a multibillion-dollar shareholding company headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Since its inception, it has emerged as one of the forerunning companies in the real estate space of the Gulf.

Sector: Real Estate

Market Capitalization: $12.38 Billion

Having built its reputation in the real estate industry, Ezdan Holding Group never fails to attract and recruit high calibre individuals from the said field. It not only offer mere job opportunities, but also job stability because of its attractive system of incentives, work environment, as well as training and development.


2. Ooredoo

Ooredoo is an international telecommunications company in Doha, Qatar. It offers user-friendly technology—mobile, wireless, wireline, and content services—across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. In Qatar, Ooredoo delivers world-class services such as Hala Plans (pre-paid), Shahry Plans (post-paid), Mobile Money, Ooredoo App, and Thuraya Service.

Sector: Telecom

Market Capitalization: $8.29 Billion

With its core values of caring, connecting and challenging, Ooredoo is a great place to grow as individuals, as families and as a community. It will support you, work with you and improve you to make a progressive difference.


1. Masraf Al Rayan

Besides Qatar National Bank, there is another top banking company in the Gulf: Masraf Al Rayan. This Islamic bank provides banking, financial, investment and brokerage services through a network of 12 branches located across the country.

Sector: Banking

Market Capitalization: $7.23 Billion

This second-biggest lender in Qatar makes a significant investment in the acquisition, training and retention of talent. It offers bounteous opportunities for growth and development to Qatari nationals and deserving professionals.


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Image credits:

Cover image - Abdulla Almesleh/QL Flickr Group; inline image 1 - Al Jazeera, 2 -, 3 - Ezdan Holding Group, 4 - Ooredoo Qatar, 5 - Masraf Al Rayan.

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By vickyboy• 1 week 2 hours ago.

U didnt mentioned about Qatar Airways, Al Jazeera, QP. Telecom companies and their vendor companies had saked many employees. Don't miss guide people.

By britexpat• 1 week 1 day ago.

When was this article originally written and why is there no mention of Rizks Papdom and Puncture Palace ?

By mistercray• 1 week 1 day ago.

more like top companies to dream about working for.

By S.V• 1 week 1 day ago.

I am sure most of these companies are great, but QP is not mentioned here and it is a TOP tier world class company to work for...

By mnapin• 1 week 1 day ago.

Ooredoo is also mentioned,Surprising, Ooredoo have reduced their staff by 30 in 2017 and further reduction is in process.

By PunchLiner• 1 week 1 day ago.

Ya habibi you need 'waasta' (influence) to even think about stepping into their offices. xD

In any case, jobs are scarce these days...

Proof's in the pudding, just check gulf times.

Now there are 3-4 pages adverts (every day !) of people seeking jobs.

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