List of Famous people born in Qatar
Abdul Barry Awad
Abdul-Bari Awad, best known by his nickname of "Kid Galahad", is a British professional boxer who held the European, British, and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2015. His ring name was chosen by trainer Brendan Ingle after a character played by Elvis Presley in the 1962 film of the same name. From 2014 to 2016, Galahad served a ban from boxing due to doping.
Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi is a Qatari businessman and is the chairman of beIN Media Group, chairman of Qatar Sports Investments, president of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) and vice president of the Asian Tennis Federation for West Asia (ATF).
Wissam Al Mana
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is the Emir of Qatar. He is the fourth son of the previous Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote sports and healthy living within the country. As of 2018, Tamim is the youngest reigning monarch among the GCC countries.
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Mutaz Essa Barshim is a Qatari track and field athlete of Sudanese descent who competes in the high jump. He is the national record and Asian record holder with a best mark of 2.43 m. He won a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London and at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Doha. Barshim also won bronze at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He was earlier the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010, and won the high jump gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games.
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani is a member of the ruling Al Thani Qatari royal family. He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013. The Qatari government now refers to him as His Highness the Father Emir.
Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif is a Qatari professional footballer who plays as a forward for Qatari club Al Sadd, and the Qatar national team.
Moza bint Nasser Al Missned
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser is the consort of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of the State of Qatar.
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995. He was the grandfather of the current Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Hassan Al Haidos
Hassan Khalid al-Haydos is a Qatari footballer who plays as a striker for Al Sadd, in addition to playing for the Qatar national team.
Abdulaziz Hatem is a Qatari footballer of Sudanese descent who is a midfielder for Al Rayyan.
Abdelkarim Hassan is a Qatari footballer who currently plays for Al Sadd, as a defender. He also currently plays for the Qatar national team.
Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is 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 Moza bint Nasser Al Missned.
Nasser Salih Nasser Abdullah Al-Attiyah is a Qatari rally driver and sport shooter. He was the 2006 Production World Rally Champion, 2014 and 2015 WRC-2 champion, a 13-time Middle East Rally Champion, four times winner of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, and a triple 2011, 2015 and 2019 Dakar Rally winner. His three victories in the Dakar Rally make him the only Middle Easterner and West Asian to win the competition more than once.
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani is a Qatari politician. He was the Prime Minister of Qatar from 3 April 2007 to 26 June 2013, and foreign minister from 11 January 1992 to 26 June 2013. He was married to sheikha juwaher Althani and got divorced in 2005 then married sheikha Aljohara bint Fahad and married his 3rd wife sheikha Noor bint Abdulaziz Al-Subaie
Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani
Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani,, also known as Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani for short, was the Emir of Qatar who ruled from 1960 to 1972. Qatar's financial status witnessed significant improvements during his reign as a result of the enrichment and discovery of several new oil fields. Qatar also gained its independence as a sovereign state in September 1971 under his rule. He was deposed in February 1972 by his cousin, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.
Ahmed Alaaeldin, commonly known as Ahmed Alaa, is an Egyptian born, naturalized Qatari footballer who currently plays for Al-Gharafa. He scored in the 2011 AFC Champions League game against Emirates Club.
Abdul Aziz Al-Jassim
Abdulaziz Jassim, was a Qatari actor and comedian.
Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani
Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, KBE was the Emir of Qatar. Sheikh Ali is also known as the first Emir of Qatar to have migrated and traveled abroad, visiting India, Egypt, Europe, Lebanon and the Levant.
Mishaal bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Mishaal bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is a member of the House of Thani.