A local businessman is planning to fly some 4,000 cows into Qatar to jumpstart a new dairy farm.
The aim is to help boost Qatar’s fresh milk supply, which suffered after the Gulf dispute erupted last week.
Al Khayyat is used to thinking big. He also heads Urbacon Trading & Contracting (UCC), which built the Mall of Qatar.
Speaking to Bloomberg, the official said the cows will be flown in on as many as 60 Qatar Airways flights, from Australia and the US. They weigh some 590kg apiece.
“This is the time to work for Qatar,” he said.