Famous people from Qatar
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Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the ruling Emir of the State of Qatar from 1995 to 2013. Sheikh Hamad is credited with transforming Qatar from an underdeveloped, Bedouin nation into a bustling modern country. Under his reign, the country won the right to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, the first event of its kind to occur in the Middle East. Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamad and his wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Misnad, several world-class academic institutions have opened campuses in Doha, including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University and Weill Cornell Medical College. In the arts, Sheikh Hamad established the Qatar Museums Authority in 2005 which built the I. M. Pei designed Museum of Islamic Art Doha. Since opening, Qatar has become the world's biggest contemporary art buyer, famously purchasing Cézanne's The Card Players in 2012 for over $250 million USD. The Museum Authority sponsored Takashi Murakami's EGO exhibit in Doha which ran from 9 February to 24 June 2012, Damien Hirst's retrospective at Tate Modern in Spring and Summer 2012 and his upcoming exhibition Relic, slated to open in Doha in October 2013. In July 2013, in conjunction with Miuccia Prada and the Prada Foundation, QMA launched CURATE, a global search for curatorial talent. Additionally, the Doha Film Institute was established in 2009 which in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, created the Doha Tribeca Film Festival that ran from 2009 - 2012. The Doha Film Institute is producing Salma Hayek's upcoming animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran's classic novel The Prophet, with "Lion King" director Roger Allers co-ordinating the process. DFI is also credited as a production company on several other films, including Just Like a Woman starring Sienna Miller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist directed by Mira Nair which opened 69th Venice International Film Festival, and Kanye West's Cruel Summer - a short film which shot in Doha and premiered during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In February 2013, they announced a $100 million feature film fund with Participant Media, a production company founded by billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, who was the first employee and also first president of internet auction firm eBay.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the Emir of the State of Qatar. He is the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He became Emir of Qatar on 25 June 2013 after his father's abdication. Sheikh Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and also worked to promote numerous sporting events within the country. At 33 years old, Tamim is the world's youngest reigning monarch.
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani is the former prime minister of Qatar, a position he held from 3 April 2007 to 26 June 2013, and former foreign minister, which he held from 11 January 1992 to 26 June 2013.
Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, DBE is the second of the three wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of the State of Qatar.
Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaïfi is a Qatari sports businessman and a former professional tennis player. He is the current president of the Qatar Tennis Federation and vice-president of the Asian Tennis Federation of the west Asia, and current director of Al Jazeera Sports, as well as being the president of Ligue 1 football club, Paris Saint-Germain.
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Olympic Track and field Athlete
Mutaz Essa Barshim is a Qatari track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump. He is the national record and Asian record holder holder with a best mark of 2.40 metres. He was the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010. He won the high jump gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games, and he won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, with a height of 2.29. He jumps off his left foot, using the Fosbury Flop technique, with a pronounced backwards arch over the bar.
Olympic Shooting Sport Athlete
Nasser Salih Nasser Abdullah Al-Attiyah is a Qatari rally driver and sport shooter. He was the 2006 Production World Rally Champion, an eight-time Middle East Rally Champion and the 2011 Dakar Rally winner. He currently competes in the World and Middle East Rally Championships for the Qatar World Rally Team. In shooting, Al-Attiyah won the bronze medal in the men's skeet event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Maria Venus Bayonito Raj is a Filipino beauty queen, TV personality, model, and actress. She was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2010 on March 6, 2010 during the pageant's Grand Coronation Night at the Araneta Coliseum. She represented the Philippines in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and placed fourth runner-up to Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani GCB GCMG was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995.
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani is a Qatari businessman. He was appointed a non-executive member of Board of Directors of Doha Bank on June 3, 1996 and is also a member of the board of Nasser Bin Abdulla & Sons Group. Sheikh Abdullah is from the Qatari ruling family and a distant relative of Qatar's current ruler Sheikh Hamad and owns the Spanish La Liga football club Málaga CF as well as several thoroughbred racing horses.
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is a Qatari politician who has been prime minister since 26 June 2013. A member of the ruling family, he was minister of state for internal affairs from 2005 to 2013.
Khalfan Ibrahim Khalfan Al Khalfan is a Qatari footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Sadd and the Qatar national team. He was named the Asian Player of the Year in 2006, becoming the first Qatari to win the title. He played for Al Arabi at youth level before moving to Al Sadd in 2004 on a professional contract. His father, Ibrahim Khalfan Al Khalfan, is a former footballer who played for Al Arabi and the Qatar national team. He is sometimes dubbed as the "Maradona of Qatar" and is nicknamed "Khalfaninho" by his supporters in reference to Ronaldinho.
Mohammed bin Hammam
Mohamed bin Hammam is a Qatari who was formerly a football administrator and president of the Asian Football Confederation from 1 August 2002 to 14 June 2011, and a member of FIFA's 24-man executive committee from 1996 to 2011 for more than 15 years. On 23 July 2011, bin Hammam was banned for life from all FIFA and football related activities by an action of its Ethics Committee. Bin Hammam challenged this sanction in the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the ban was subsequently annulled on 19 July 2012.
Hussein Yasser El-Mohammadi Abdulrahman is a Qatari-Egyptian footballer who plays as a midfielder and striker for Qatari club Al-Wakrah and the Qatar national team.
Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the former heir apparent of Qatar. He is the third son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the first child of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned.
Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani
Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani was Prime Minister of Qatar from 29 October 1996 to 3 April 2007. He served as an advisor to the Emir and often represented him at ceremonial events and receptions.
Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, also known as Kasim-ebn-Thanee, Qassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani or "The Founder", was the founder of modern Qatar. Although his wife is still unknown, he had a total of 19 children who were all male.
Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani
Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, also known as Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani or Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani for short, was the eighth, seventh if his ancestor, de facto Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani, is not counted, emir of Qatar. Qatar's financial achievements increased during Sheikh Ahmad's reign due to the enrichment and discovery of numerous other oil fields. Qatar also gained its independence as a sovereign state during his reign.
Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is a close member of the Royal House of Thani. He is the sixth son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and fifth child of the Emir with his second wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned.
Bilal Mohammed is a Qatari footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Al Gharrafa. He scored the goal that won Qatar the golden medal for the 2006 Asian games against Iraq in the final game which ended 1-0. Mohammed is also a member of the Qatar national football team.
Ali Afif is a Qatari footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Lekhwiya. He is a member of the Qatar national football team.
Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani
Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, KBE was the emir of Qatar. Sheikh Ali is also known as the very first emir of Qatar to have migrated and traveled abroad, visiting India, Egypt, Europe, Lebanon and the Levant.
Sophia Al Maria
Sophia Al Maria is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. She studied comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and aural and visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has been exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale, the New Museum in New York, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Her writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Five Dials, Triple Canopy, and Bidoun. She works a great deal with the concept of "Gulf Futurism". This concept was discussed by Bruce Sterling in two of his columns in Wired magazine. He writes of her "There needs to be an exclusive first-class purdah lounge somewhere, where people like Sophia Al-Maria can hang out because they’re too gifted, intelligent and interesting to be exposed to the actual Internet." Her memoir The Girl Who Fell To Earth was published by HarperCollins on November 27, 2012.
Akbar Al Baker
Akbar Al Baker is the CEO of Qatar Airways. He is responsible having led the airline into one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Al-Baker also leads the development of the Hamad International Airport, opening in phases by 2011.
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is a citizen of Qatar who is serving a 15-year sentence in a United States federal prison, with credit for the nearly eight years he was held in detention without charges. He pleaded guilty to one count in a plea bargain after his case was transferred in 2009 to the federal court system. Al-Marri was a graduate student at Bradley University and a legal resident of the United States when arrested in December 2001 in Illinois by the federal government. Two years later he was indicted on charges of credit card fraud but in 2003, he was classified as an enemy combatant and transferred to military custody. He was detained for six years at the Naval Consolidated Brig at Charleston, South Carolina in solitary confinement. He is the only non-citizen known to have been held as an enemy combatant within the continental United States since the September 11 attacks. In Al-Marri v. Wright, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that, as a legal resident arrested in the United States, he was entitled to contest his detention in federal court. It ruled that he needed to be charged and tried, or released. The Supreme Court agreed to certiorari.
Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani
Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, also known as Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani or Sheikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani, was born in 1880 in Doha, the capital city and state of Qatar. He became the ruler of Qatar on 17 July 1913, although some sources state that he governed Qatar beginning in 1914, after Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani, Sheikh Abdullah's brother, abdicated in favor of his brother. He then abdicated in favor of his heir apparent and second son, Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, in 1940. Sheikh Hamad died eight years later and Sheikh Abdullah assumed office once again until 1949, when he stepped down from office in favor for his eldest son, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani. Oil was also discovered for the first time during his rule.
Mohamed Suleiman is a Qatari middle-distance runner.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser is a Qatari diplomat and the former permanent representative of Qatar to the United Nations, appointed on 11 September 1998. Prior to this office at the United Nations, Al-Nasser had served as the ambassador to Jordan from 1993. He worked for his country's foreign affairs department beginning in November 1972. He was the President of the Sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly from 14 September 2011 to 18 September 2012.
Ibrahim Al-Ghanim is a Qatari footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Al Gharrafa. Al-Ghanim is also a member of the Qatar national football team.
Khalid Habash Al-Suwaidi
Khalid Habash Al-Suwaidi is a male shot putter from Qatar.
Omar Barghouti is a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel who is currently studying for a masters degree in philosophy at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He was born in Qatar, grew up in Egypt and later moved to Ramallah as an adult.
Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah
Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah is the former deputy prime minister of Qatar and the head of the Emir's court.
Hamad bin Khalid Al Thani
Hamad bin Khalid bin Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani was a Qatari entrepreneur and Chief of the Qatari police forces. Furthermore, he is member of the House of Thani and cousin of the former Emir of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Mansoor Muftah is a former Qatari football player. He was the top scorer in the Qatar Stars League a record 4 times, as well as being the top scorer for the Qatar national team till this day with 53 goals.
Jaralla Al Marri is a Qatari soccer player.
Hamad bin Jabor bin Jassim Al Thani
H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor bin Jassim bin Jabor bin Muhammed Al Thani was appointed by the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, as the Director General of the General Secretariat for Development Planning and Chairman of Qatar Statistics Authority in 2007. At GSDP, Sheikh Hamad is in charge of the day to day management and with the Secretary General, Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, provides leadership on strategic direction. Sheikh Hamad also takes a keen interest in GSDP’s project work and has played an instrumental role in projects such as the Knowledge-based economy and Small and medium enterprises projects. Sheikh Hamad serves as a member of the board of directors of Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Chemical Company, Qatar Electricity and Water Company, Qatar National Bank, and IctQATAR, and Qatar Finance. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University, Chairman of the Permanent Population Committee, a member of the Governing Board for UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Ultimate Resource – Qatar Finance and a Deputy Chairman of the AIDS Control Committee. Currently he is the Chair of ISI Al-Khawarezmi Committee.
Khalid Muftah is a Qatari international footballer who plays professionally for Lekhwiya, as a defender. He also currently plays for the Qatar national team as well as the Qatar U23 team. He has a brother, Yousef Muftah, who is also a footballer.
Younes Ali Rahmati is an Iranian-Qatari footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Al Rayyan, and is a member of the Qatar national football team. Ali is nicknamed "Guardiola" because he used to play with Josep Guardiola in Al Ahli, and because he was his role model.
Waleed Jassem Abdulla Jasemi is a Qatari footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Lekhwiya. He is a member of the Qatar national football team.
Mohammed Gholam is a retired Qatari footballer. He currently serves as the sports officer of his lifelong club, Al Sadd, since 2009. On January 10, 2012, Al Sadd played Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04 in a friendly in commemoration of Gholam. A few former players flew in for the match, such as Felipe Jorge, who scored the winning goal the team. Coincidentally, Gholam scored Al Sadd's only goal against A.C. Milan in a 2-1 defeat in a farewell match for former club legend Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari in 2009. Besides playing for Al Sadd, Gholam was also a member of the Qatar national football team.
Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari
Jafal Rashed Al Kuwari is a former Qatari footballer who was a midfielder for Al Sadd. He was also a member of the Qatar national football team, as well as being the captain of the Qatar national team. According to some sources, he is alleged to be the shortest football player in the world. He officially retired from professional football in a 2009 farewell match held against AC Milan. He is currently the team manager and spokesman of Al Sadd since 2009. Additionally, he regularly plays for the Qatar beach football team.
Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was an Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar. Sheikh Hamad was the second son of the second Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, and also the father of the fifth Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.
Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani
Abdelaziz bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani, GCMG
Rashid Ahmed Al-Mannai is a Qatari track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump and triple jump.
Ali Nasser Saleh is a Yemeni-Qatari footballer who is a defender for Lekhwiya.
Khalid Salman Al-Muhannadi is a former Qatari footballer, playing and scoring in World Youth Championships, various Gulf Cups and the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was part of a golden generation of Qatari footballers in the 80's along with Mansoor Muftah, Ibrahim Khalfan, Mahmoud Soufi, Adel Khamis and many more. His most memorable matches include those against Brazil in the World Youth Championship and against France at the 1984 Olympics.
Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was born at Doha in 1935. He is the son of Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, and grandson of Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani.
Hamid Ismail Khalifa is a Qatari Footballer who can play at right back and on the right wing. He currently plays for Qatari club Al Rayyan of the Qatar Stars League and the Qatar national football team.
Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad
Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad is an Arab businessman. He received Takreem award for outstanding Arab corporate leader. He holds the position of chairman in several businesses including Al Imtiaz Investment Company, A'ayan Real Estate, Al Jazeera Academy, Rizon Partners, Jersey Group, Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Holdings Group, QatarAG and Rizon Jet. He is also the CEO and General Manager of First Finance Company, consultant and board member of Barwa Bank.
Fahad Khalfan Al Bloushi is a Qatari footballer who is a striker for Al-Sailiya. He has also played for the Qatar national team.
Suhaim bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Suhaim bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was born in 1933 at Qatar. Sheikh Suhaim is uncle to the current Emir.
Abdulla Afifa is a Qatari footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Al Rayyan SC. In the 2011–12 of the Qatar Stars League, he won the post-season award of Best Young Player.
Noor Hussain Al-Malki is an Arab sprinter, and a member of the Qatari Olympic Team for the London 2012 games. By competing in London she became one of the first ever female athletes to represent the country at an Olympic Games. Malki was born in Doha on 21 October 1994, the youngest of six brothers and five sisters. She weighs 44 kilograms and is 1.55 metres tall. She began training as an athlete in 2008, under the guidance of Tunisian coach and former international middle-distance runner Naima Ben Amara. Although at first she lacked consistency in her training, she soon built a strong relationship with her coach, and became the fastest female Qatari athlete, winning the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation’s ‘Best Female Athlete’ in 2010-11. Malki considers fellow Qatari Femi Ogunode to be her sporting idol, and hopes to "become an idol" for other Qatari girls in the future. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Malki suffered a pulled hamstring steps out of the starting blocks. Her race ended in sudden pain on the track, eventually taken off in a wheelchair.
Abdelaziz bin Ahmed Al Thani
Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was the eldest son of the Emir of the State of Qatar Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani.
Mohammed Ahmed Al-Modiahki is a chess Grandmaster. He was the first player in Qatar to earn the title of grandmaster, and is the country's best player. He was awarded the trophy of the Player of the Century within the Arab Countries. Al-Modiahki has participated in nine Chess Olympiads in 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2006 with an outstanding overall record of. At the 32nd Chess Olympiad in 1996 and he won the gold medal for his individual performance on the first board, scoring 8/10. A performance which he repeated at the 33rd Chess Olympiad in 1998, this time with 7.5/8. In 1994 and 2002, his individual performance earned him the bronze medal. He played four times in the knock out stages of the FIDE World Chess Championships in Las Vegas, New Delhi, Moscow and Libya 2004. He won the Arab Chess Championship on four occasions: in 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2002. Other victories include the Agadir Open in Morocco, Andorra Open, the open tournament in Tunis and shared first places at the Goodricke Open in India and Benasque Open in Spain.
Fahad Thani is a Qatari former football player and current manager of the Qatar national team. Thani, coaching mainly youth teams, including the Qatar U–17, was named as the replacement for Paulo Autuori as head coach of the Qatar national team in January 2013. Thani graduated from the University of Qatar in 1996 with a degree in athletic training and in 1999 achieved an AFC "C" Coaching License and later in 2005 earned an AFC "A" License.
Nasser Nabeel is a Qatari footballer who is a defender for Al Sadd. He is a first-generation graduate of the ASPIRE Academy.
Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer bin Mohammed bin Thani Al-Thani is the director general of the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is based in Qatar. He also served as chairman of the board of directors and president of the board of administration. He is also the president of the Al-Gharafa Sports Club. Before starting Al Jazeera, he joined the ministry of information in 1987 and then served as undersecretary to the minister of information until 1994. He is the cousin of the former Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He is the 7th richest member of a royal family in the world.
Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim was the former Secretary General for the General Secretariat for Development Planning. He was the Secretary General from 2006 until June 2011. He has been an Economic Advisor to H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of the State of Qatar since 1988.
Mustafa Abdi is a Qatari footballer, who currently plays for Al-Gharafa Sports Club.
Mashel Al Naimi
Mashel Al Naimi is a Qatari Grand Prix motorcycle racer.
Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani is a close member of the Royal House of Thani. He is the sixth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the first child of the previous Emir with his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani.
Erfan Ali Saeed is a professional basketball player. He plays for Qatar SC of the Qatar basketball league. He is also a member of the Qatar national basketball team. Ali competed for the Qatar national basketball team at the 2007 and FIBA Asia Championship 2009. He also competed for Qatar at their only FIBA World Championship performance to date, in 2006, where he averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Abdulaziz Al Sulaiti
Abdulaziz Al Sulaiti is a Qatari footballer who is an attacking midfielder for Al-Arabi. He made his debut for the Qatar national football team during the 9th International Friendship Tournament held in December 2009. Al Sulaiti played for Qatar at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.
Abdulaziz Hatem is a Qatari footballer who is a midfielder for Al-Arabi.
Bahiya Mansour Al Hamad
Bahiya Mansour Al-Hamad is a Qatari rifle shooter. She was flag bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Bahiya Al-Hamad was named by the Qatar Olympic Committee as Best Female Athlete of the Year 2011-2012 . She qualified for the 1st Youth Olympic Games - 2010 Singapore, where she was the flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony. Two of her cousins, Amna and Wasmiya Al Abdullah, are also members of the national team. Bahiya Al-Hamad made her Olympic debut for Qatar at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She placed 17th of 56 at the Women's 10 metre air rifle competition.
Ali Sanad is a Qatari footballer who is a defender for El Jaish SC. He is a member of the Qatar national football team.
Mubarak Mustafa is a former Qatari football player who currently works as a sports analyst for Al Kass. He is known for his numerous achievements with Qatari club Al-Arabi and extraordinary playing ability, as well as being the former captain of the Qatar national team. According to RSSSF, he is the second top scorer for Qatar, one goal ahead of Mohammed Salem Al-Enazi and trailing behind Mansoor Muftah. He is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Qatari football and a major factor in determining Qatar's rise to success in the early 1990s, along with legends such as Khalid Salman, Mahmoud Soufi and Adel Khamis.
Mirghani Al Zain
Mirghani Al Zain is a Qatari football player of Sudanese descent. He currently plays for Al-Sailiya as a Midfielder.
Mohamed Faraj Al-Kaabi
Mohamed Faraj Al-Kaabi is a male hammer thrower from Qatar. His personal best throw is 70.87 metres, achieved in April 2003 in Doha. This is the Qatari record.
Mohammed Mubarak is a Qatari footballer who is a goalkeeper for Qatar SC. His brother, Meshal Mubarak, is also a footballer and has represented the national team.
Dahi Al Naemi
Dahi Al Naemi is a Qatari footballer who is a defender for Umm-Salal. Al Naemi played for Qatar at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Ecuador. He subsequently played for the senior national team in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 1998, 2002 and 2006. In 2009, his club Umm-Salal became the first Qatari side in history to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.
Nasser Al Malki
Nasser Hasan Al Malki is a Qatari Grand Prix motorcycle racer.
Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani
Shaikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was the commander in chief of the Qatar Police from 1972 to 1977 and Minister for Economy and Trade from 1977 to 1986.
Naser Mestarihi is a Qatari born Jordanian-Pakistani singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who is based out of Doha, Qatar & Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Naser is the first rock musician to ever officially release a rock album out of Qatar, the Naser Mestarihi EP. He is currently planning to release his second album 1987 in 2013.
Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani
Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, for short, Mohammed bin Jassim Al Thani, was the fourth ruler of Qatar from 1913 until 1914, when he abdicated in favor of his brother, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, since he was chosen as the heir apparent by his father, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani. All in all, Sheikh Mohammed had a total of 18 siblings while he was still living, with him being the seventh of his father's sons.
Saad Al Sheeb
Saad Al Sheeb is a Qatari footballer who is a goalkeeper for Al-Sadd Sports Club and for the Qatar national football team.
Waleed Hamzah Rasoul Al-Bloushi is a Qatari football player who was awarded the Asian Young Footballer of the Year by the Asian Football Confederation in 1999. He played at 2004 AFC Asian Cup. He is of Pakistani origin. He plays as a forward for Al-Gharafa Sports Club. Hamzah played for Qatar at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand. He was chosen in FIFA's team of the Tournament. On May 26, 2011, it was announced that Waleed Hamza had signed a 1-year deal to Al Wakrah after not playing for the majority of the season in Al-Arabi. On July 14, 2012, Hamza move to Al-Gharafa Sports Club on a free transfer.
Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur
Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur is a Qatari football player. He currently plays for Qatar Stars League side El Jaish SC. On September 18, 2011, Bakur made his professional debut for El Jaish as starter in a league match against Al-Khor.
Saud Al Hajiri
Saud Abdulla Baha'uddin Al Hajri is a Qatari footballer, who is currently playing as a goalkeeper for Al Rayyan.
Meshal Mubarak Budawood is a Qatari footballer who is a left-back defender for Al-Gharafa Sports Club. He is a member of the Qatar national football team. One of the best prospects of Qatari football, he was loaned to Feyenoord Rotterdam from Qatar SC in 2003.
Sayed Ali Bechir
Sayed Ali Bechir is a Qatari football player of Mauritanian descent. He plays as a forward for Al-Wakrah Sports Club. Bechir played for Qatar at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand. He played for the Qatari club Al-Arabi before playing for Al-Rayyan Sports club. He scored on of the non forgettable goals for Qatari fans against Iraq in the FIFA Worldcup South Africa 2010 qualifiers which made Qatar complete the Qualifications till the last round.
Mohammed Abduh Bakhet
Olympic Road runner
Mohammed Abduh Bakhet is a Qatari long-distance runner. He finished eighth in the 10,000 metres at the 2006 World Junior Championships, 21st at the 2007 World Road Running Championships and did not finish the race at the 2010 World Cross Country Championships. His personal best times are 29:18.76 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing; 1:01:38 hours in the half marathon, achieved at the 2007 World Road Running Championships in Udine; and 2:13:19 hours in the marathon, achieved in September 2009 in the Toronto Marathon.
Daoud Musa Daoud is a professional basketball player. He plays for Qatar SC of the Qatar basketball league. He is also a member of the Qatar national basketball team. Musa competed for the Qatar national basketball team at the 2005, 2007 and FIBA Asia Championship 2009. He also competed for Qatar at their only FIBA World Championship performance to date, in 2006, where he averaged 5.2 points per game. Previously he competed for the junior national team at the 1999 FIBA World Championship for Junior Men and 2001 FIBA World Championship for Young Men.