(CNN) -- In Focus -- Qatar: What recession?
In the early 1990s the state of Qatar was nearly bankrupt. It was at that time that the Emir opted to put the country's money into liquefied natural gas.
Now, Qatar's surpluses continue to grow as natural gas output increases.
This week, MME takes a look at Qatar's booming economy and uncovers how tremendous growth can still pose tremendous challenges.
Facetime with Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Jassim Al Thani
With its wealth of natural gas supplies, extensive plan for diversification and steady growth rate, Qatar has been flexing its economic muscle in the region.
But, like the rest of the world, it hasn't been completely immune to the Global financial crisis. MME addresses these issues with former Economy and Commerce Minister, Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Jassim Al Thani.
Watch the show this week at the times below:
Friday: 0915, 1945
Sunday: 0715 (all times GMT)