(CNN) -- FACETIME: Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Qatar
With its wealth of natural gas supplies, extensive plans for diversification and steady growth rate, Qatar has been flexing its economic muscle.
Despite the global economic downturn the tiny state has seen GDP jump 16 percent, mainly off the back of its natural gas reserves. This week, MME talks to Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, about the country's rapid rate of growth.
IN FOCUS: A qat economy
The wealth gap in the Middle East and Africa is indeed a wide one. From Qatar with a per capita income of over $87,000 to Yemen with just around $2,500 per capita. This week, MME takes a look at one of the mainstays of Yemen's economy, which is draining the country's already depleting water supplies.
Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:
Friday: 0915, 1745