NOT CITIZEN ENOUGH
To become a naturalised Qatar, an applicant must have Resided in Qatar for 25 successive years, and must not have resided outside Qatar for more than two consecutive months during any one of those 25 years and been a legal resident for the duration. Sufficient means of income generation. Maintained a good reputation and demonstrated good behaviour. Not committed any criminal act or act of “moral turpitude”. A fair command of the Arabic language. This is part of the law that is a bit ambiguous but naturalised Qataris do seem to have fewer rights than natural born Qataris. For example, naturalised citizens can be stripped of their citizenship if linked to certain behaviours like committing a crime within five years of getting citizenship. Other areas where discrimination was apparent were the immediate access to public sector employment, the right to vote and stand for elections, etc.