Real Estate

Under Law No 16 of 2018 on the regulation of non-Qatari ownership and utilisation of real estate, implemented in March 2019, non-Qataris may own and use properties in Qatar ‘in many areas according to conditions, regulations and procedures, which shall be determined by a decision of the Cabinet based on the proposal of the Committee for the Regulation of Ownership and Use of Non-Qatari Property’. 

The real estate non-Qatari individuals and companies are allowed to invest in includes offices, shops, units and villas in residential complexes, and real estate development of land in specified areas, and is not limited to apartments and residential units. 

Freehold developments

The number of areas non‑Qataris can own and use freehold property has been increased from three to 10 designated areas. These areas are:

• West Bay (Area 66)
• The Pearl-Qatar (66)
• Al Khor Resort (74)
• Rawdat Al Jahaniyah (investment area)
• Al Qassar (administrative area 60)
• Al Dafna (administrative area 61)
• Onaiza (administrative area 63)
• Lusail (69)
• Al Khraij (69)
• Jabal Theyleeb (69)

The law offers an atttractive new investment model to Qatar, offering 100% guaranteed return on investment in these areas.

Leasehold developments

Non‑Qataris can use real estate property for 99 years in 16 designated areas.

The areas are:
• Msheireb (Area 13)
• Fereej Abdelaziz (14)
• Doha Al Jadeed (15)
• New Al Ghanim (16)
• Al Refaa and Old Al Hitmi (17)
• Aslata (18)
• Fereej Bin Mahmoud (22)
• Fereej Bin Mahmoud (23)
• Rawdat Al Khail (24)
• Mansoura and Fereej Bin Dirham (25)
• Najma (26)
• Umm Ghuwailina (27)
• Al Khulaifat (28)
• Al Sadd (38)
• Al Mirqab Al Jadeed and Fereej Al Nasr (39)
• Doha International Airport area (48) 

Developers and Real Estate Agents Selling Property and Land

Cushman & Wakefield 4483 7388 

Direct Real Estate 4442 1472

Just Real Estate 4491 3300  

New Methods 4410 8000

United Development Company 4409 5155

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