Guide to Non-Qatari Ownership and Use of Real Estate in Qatar.

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By mouhammad23

Expats in Qatar are a big part of the population, making up around 85%. They choose to rent or buy a property during their stay in the country, which means they play a significant role in the real estate market. Therefore, Qatar's government has introduced several initiatives to encourage and facilitate real estate investment in the country. These initiatives include Decision No. 28 of 2020 that has specified the areas where non-Qataris may own or use the real estates in addition to the conditions, controls, benefits and procedures for their ownership and use of such properties.

Many non-Qataris have several questions in mind when considering investing in Qatar, we will address some of these inquiries to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of non-Qataris’ Ownership and use of the real estates in Qatar.




Why should I invest in Qatar?

Qatar stands as the most secure tax-free country within the GCC, boasting a stable economy and a welcoming atmosphere for families. As for purchase investments, you will not only secure a prosperous future but will also be granted a permanent tax-free residence in Qatar along with guaranteed inheritance.

The Qatar National Vision 2030 balances economic growth, human development and environmental protection. It provides a clear path to ensure the health, prosperity and welfare of the country’s citizens.

This vision encompasses economic, social, human and environmental pillars to guide the country’s progress in the coming decades for the benefit of the entire population.




What is meant by Freehold and usufruct (99-Year) Ownership?

Usufruct, or 99 years Ownership entails the leaseholder’s authority to sell, transfer, or lease real estate for a duration of 99 years.

Freehold ownership in Qatar refers to the right to possess real estate within areas designated by a decision of the Council of Ministers; foreign individuals can acquire such ownership through freehold ownership or usufruct ownership.




What real estates are non-Qataris allowed to invest in?

The real estates in which non-Qataris are allowed to invest are: Lands, residential units, such as villas or any detached units in any residential complexes, offices and shops in commercial malls, buildings and establishments.




What are the areas where non-Qataris are allowed to own or use real estates in Qatar?

The areas are divided into freehold areas and usufruct areas.

Freehold areas are: West Bay (Legtaifiya), the Pearl, Al Khor Resort, Al Dafina, Onaiza, Lusail, Al Kharaij, Fox Hills, (Check out some prominent projects in these areas)

Areas of usufruct areas for a period of 99 years: Msheireb, Fareej abdel Aaziz, Al Doha Al Jadeeda, Al Ghanim Al Ateeq, Al Rufaa & Al Hitmi Al Ateeq, Al Salatha, Freej Bin Mahmoud, Rawdat Al Khail, Al Mansoura Freej Bin Dirham, Najma, Umm Ghuwailina, Al Khulaifat, Al Sadd, Al Mirqab Al Jadeed, Freej Al Nasr, Doha International Airport Area.

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