About Qatar

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Despite being one of the smallest countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) both in terms of population and geographical area, Qatar is currently ranking as one of the richest counties in the world,

in terms of GDP per capita. The Qatari economy has evolved from its days of reliance on pearl diving, today the national income is primarily derived from oil and gas exports with Qatar fortifying its status as the categorical exporting giant of LNG proven oil reserves.

In addition to the energy industry, Qatar has achieved the prestigious title in the sports industry, hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022. This will launch a huge amount of construction projects, in the region on 70$ billion, including nine new stadiums and over 22,000 hotel rooms.
As the country develops, there is also a requirement for the transport network to be updated. Road improvements and expansions will include the Lusail Expressway, Doha Expressway, Dukhan Freeway, and the Doha Bay Crossing. The rail network will also consist of metropolitan railway in Doha, boasting a high-speed rail line between New Doha International airport, Doha city centre and across the planned Qatar- Bahrain causeway into Bahrain. The other sectors within Qatar have
also seen consistent growth as a proportion of national GDP over the recent years, as the government endures in its efforts to diversify the economy.

Directed by the previous Emir H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his strong vision for his nation, Qatar has been making confident advances towards a knowledge-based economy. H.H Sheikk Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani who succeeded his father, is continuing with a drive
and vision based on steady development, education and healthcare and creating a range of new opportunities for other sectors including real estate, sports, technology, retail and tourism.

Qatar has set itself a target to achieve a zero-oil dependency by the year 2020. In spite of the ripple effect due to the global financial crisis in 2009/2008, the economic growth of Qatar is set to remain
outstanding. The state continues to encourage the private sector to take on more responsibility and expand its role within the economy of Qatar.



Chairman Message


Throughout the last 52 years of Nasir bin Abdullah and Sons, Qatar has seen drastic economic development. It is now recognized as one of the fastest and most successful economies and is continuing to develop in this positive manner. Since
1961 our company has been an active participant in this development, we are involved in many areas that support the infrastructure of our country and we hope to continue this successful development, both for our organization and for Qatar.

We believe that the distinction of products and services is the reason for becoming an established, reputable, global organization. We have a
high caliber workforce, which in turn is led by an extremely capable and diligent management and operations team. Whilst striving to advance ourselves at any opportunity through constant improvement, we are able to expand and grow yet maintain a high standard for both customers and employees.

We have spread our operations over several regions and countries, forming partnerships with many global organizations, although we hold the opinion that it is important to always support

local businesses when possible. It is imperative that we contribute to the local economy by facilitating trade, increasing the human resource capabilities, supporting businesses and investing in the local community. We appreciate that any successful partnership requires a huge amount of trust, dedication and perseverance, when we join forces we can quite often aim higher, move more rapidly and achieve more than if we were working alone.

I am proud of what we have achieved throughout the past 5 decades, particularly how we have transposed our thinking and ambition into tangible business opportunities.

Today, I am committed to preserving the original principles and foundations upon which the company was built and now succeeds; hard work, dedication, innovation.

A respectable enterprise should not only excel in achieving profit, but most importantly be eager to undertake its responsibilities to the consumer and the environment, it is important to balance the growth of the business and the effectiveness in society.

In the future, development of the NAS group will certainly create increasingly significant and far- reaching impacts to the economy, the society and the environment.



NAS Group Today


Today, NAS Group is a dynamic organiasation, successfully specializing in various business sectors. With an aim to strategically invest in new enterprises and strengthen the presence in local and international markets. Through expansion of the organisation’s existing portfolio, the intention is to create sustainable and steady development of the group.
The company business is comprised of nine different divisions; retail & distribution, automobile, real estate & construction, engineering, hospitality, food and beverage, travel, sport. We provide some of the most established names in each sector and our clients include sole proprietorships, large organisations, government bodies and companies.

The company is headquartered in Qatar and has branches in Dubai, Bahrain, China, Spain and the USA. NAS employs more than 1000 people of different nationalities and professional backgrounds across its businesses.
We take pride in our wide spectrum of products and services. NAS Group endeavors to grow without losing sight of the company’s long term values of dedication, commitment, enthusiasm and innovation. As it expands and explores new territories, NAS Group is rooted in the values of its founding father, defined over five decades ago:

  1. Leading entrepreneurship
  2. Hard work and dedication
  3. Culture of excellence

NAS Group strives to be the leading Qatari group of businesses, continuously involved in initiating and managing diverse business concepts in Qatar and throughout the world.



NAS Group History


Nasir Bin Abdullah & Sons, NAS Group, was established in 1961 by the late Sheikh Nasir Bin Abdullah Al-Thani, a seasoned entrepreneur and member of the Qatari royal family.

From modest beginnings, Sheikh Nasir Bin Abdullah Al-Thani churned a legacy of hard work, excellence, and innovative entrepreneurship – principles that to this day remain at the core of NAS Group’s company values.

Almost 30 years later, in 1990, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasir Al Thani, the eldest son of Sheikh Nasir Bin Abdullah Al-Thani, inherited his father’s entrepreneurial legacy and became the Chairman of NAS Group.

With a keen eye for local and international investment opportunities, coupled with the desire to grow and diversify, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasir Al Thani continued the culture of business excellence at NAS Group.

Today, NAS Group is one of the largest and oldest family- run businesses in the State of Qatar and GCC.

 NAS Group History