Why Qatar is the Most Peaceful Country in the Arab World?

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Each country offers its own sultry charms, but Qatar exceeds expectations. This nation has been ranked best internationally by achieving high rates of evaluation that outshined many developed countries.

Despite its size, this tiny peninsula in the Persian Gulf, has proven to have a significant amount of influence and power in the world, particularly in the Middle East.

Beyond its glitzy skyscrapers and unbelievably ambitious projects, Qatar is known for breaking world records.

Having one of the largest reserves of oil and natural gas on the planet, it has been named as the richest country in the world. It has also retained its position as one of the safest countries globally and become the first Middle Eastern country to win the hosting rights for FIFA World Cup ™ in 2022.

Today, this Gulf state, ranks number one most peaceful country in the Arab world, according to the 2021 Global Peace Index (GPI). It is also important to note that it has emerged as the most peaceful nation for nine years in a row.

This year’s survey saw Qatar move up 2 ranks from last year, making it the 29th most peaceful country out of 163 countries on the index. 

The index also revealed that Qatar was considered the most peaceful country in the Arab world, with Kuwait ranking second in the region at number 36.

To celebrate the wonderful country we call home, we give you top 7 reasons why Qatar is the most serene oasis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the ninth year running.

Based on the recent GPI record, Qatar achieved advanced ranks through getting high evaluation rates in some of the most prominent indices including:

1. Low crime rates 

2. Low prison numbers

3. Low rates of homicides and violence

4. Stable political conditions

5. Free from terrorism

6. Good international relations 

7. Absence of internal or external threats and conflicts

The index assessed countries based on three main factors:

• The level of safety and security in society;

• The extent of domestic or international conflict; and

• The degree of militarization.

The criteria being used include: Perceived criminality in society, homicide rates, jailed populations, access to weapons, violent demonstrations and political instability.

The report credited Qatar’s improving relationship with its neighbors as one reason for a better score. It stated:

“Tensions between Qatar and some fellow Gulf Arab states — namely Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain — have eased noticeably, following moves by Qatar to curb some of its visible support in the region for Islamist groups (including the Muslim Brotherhood).”

Qatar’s high ranking in the report for the last nine years confirms its superiority in many international reports and indicators during the last period.

This classification also reflects the country’s global position in the field of security, which is consistent with Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Ministry of Interior’s strategy to enhance security and safety at the state level.

Do you agree with the current report? What do you think are the other reasons why Qatar is one of the most peaceful countries in the world? Let us know in the comments section below.