According to Air & Cosmos, Qatar has sent a delegation to evaluate the Rafale in Istres. Qatar has already evaluated the Rafale earlier, and this could be seen as a renewed interest in the Rafale.
The intention is to replace the Mirage 2000-5EDA/DDA, formerly only capable of air-defense missions, but later assigned to air-to-ground missions (with GBU-12).
Picture credits to Paul Farley from US Navy
Let's not forget that it's another competition, and Rafale will have to deal with the Typhoon (evaluated in late 2011), and the F/A-18 E (already evaluated too).