The Qatar crisis: Challenges and opportunities


  • Hani Albasoos
  • Gubara Hassan
  • Sara Al Zadjali



Qatar; Crisis; Economy; Diplomacy; Challenges


This study reviews the challenges and opportunities encountered by Qatar because of the blockade imposed by the neighboring countries, namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt. It endeavors to highlight potential scenarios of the crisis. This paper employs a secondary source of information to achieve the objectives, such as books, articles, reports, and academic research, which were later subjected to thematic analysis. The findings of this research reveal that crisis management was an effective strategy implemented by the Qatari Government. It helped Qatari officials to change and transfer the negative impacts to a positive force. The crisis management strategy encouraged Qatar to rely on their local industries, improve education and media institutes, and use Qatar’s soft power internationally. Although 2017 was a challenging year for Qatar due to the crisis, yet the national economy showed an accelerated growth of 5% in the second half of the same year. 


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How to Cite

Albasoos, H., Hassan, G. ., & Al Zadjali, S. (2021). The Qatar crisis: Challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 10(1), 158–167.



Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences