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GCC Countries or gulf countries GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)  also known as The Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf is a regional organization involving the six Arab Gulf states with many economic and social objectives in mind.

Organization Created on May 25, 1981, the Council is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It should be noted that not all of countries neighboring the Persian Gulf are members of the council. Specifically, Iran (Persia) and Iraq are not members.

The common term “Persian Gulf” is not used in the name of the organization, as the governments of these Arab countries since the 1960s refer to the Persian Gulf as the “Arabian Gulf”

Gulf countries or GCC Countries

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
Gulf countries or GCC Countries Details
  Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia UAE
Capital Manama Kuwait City Muscat Doha Riyadh Abu Dhabi
MAP Bahrain_map.png
Title, date King, since Mar 1999 Emir from Jun 2013 King from 23 Jan 2015 President, since Nov 2004
Population 1.3m 2.7m 3.2m 2.1m 27.3m 9.2m
Currency Bahraini Riyal Kuwaiti Dinar Omani Riyal Qatari Riyal Saudi Riyal UAE Dirham
Currency Code BHD KWD OMR QAR SAR AED
Telephone Code +973 +965 +968 +974 +966 +971
Citizens Bahrainis Kuwaitis Omanis Qataris Saudis or Saudi Arabians Emiratis
Citizenship Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace
Percentage expats 55% (UN, 2013) 70% (PACI, 2014) 30% (UN, 2013) 85% (2014, estimate) 30% (UN, 2013) 80-90%
Flag Oman flag Qatar flag Saudi arabia flag
Airlines Gulf Air Kuwait Airways Oman Air Qatar Airways Saudia Emirates and Etihad Airways

 

GCC Countries Official Website

www.gcc-sg.org (The official website for the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf)

GCC countries

GCC Countries or Gulf countries Objective
  • Formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislations & administration.
  • Fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water & animal resources.
  • Establishing scientific research centers
  • Setting up joint ventures
  • Encouraging cooperation of the private sector
  • Strengthening the ties between their peoples
  • Establishing a common currency

 

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