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
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Gulf countries or GCC Countries Details
|Capital||Manama||Kuwait City||Muscat||Doha||Riyadh||Abu Dhabi|
|Title, date||King, since Mar 1999||Emir from Jun 2013||King from 23 Jan 2015||President, since Nov 2004|
|Currency||Bahraini Riyal||Kuwaiti Dinar||Omani Riyal||Qatari Riyal||Saudi Riyal||UAE Dirham|
|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%|
|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 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