The Cabinet Nod Draft Resolution Determining Areas Where Non-Qataris can Own Real Estate

The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Amiri Diwan, yesterday, approved a draft resolution of the Council of Ministers that determined the areas where non-Qataris are allowed to own and use real estate.

The resolution paves the way for implementation of Law No. 16 of 2018 on the regulation of non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate. The Cabinet gave approvals pertaining to the following:

– Allow the ownership of real estate for non-Qatari individuals and non-Qatari Commercial Companies and real estate investment funds.

– Determine 10 areas where non-Qataris can own real estate.

– Determine 16 areas for the use of real estate by non-Qataris for 99 years.

– Allow non-Qatari ownership of residential villas within residential complexes.

– Allow non-Qatari ownership of shops within commercial complexes.

– Grant residence to non-Qatari owners of real estate whether for the purpose of housing or investment throughout the period of ownership of real estate.

A press conference will be held next week to explain the details in this regard.

Source: Government of Qatar