Airlines Operating in GCC Countries

The next time you decide to travel anywhere in the Middle East, please do yourself a favor and grab all the information about your chosen air service. You can read the reviews of other travelers as well as you can read about the service quality.

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However, information is scattered across the internet, and it isn’t easy to find authentic information in one place.

That’s why we came up with this comprehensive and quick guide for you. Browse the links even to go further in-depth.

Let’s get right in.

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is famous in the entire world because of its business class flights. They also offer affordable economy class flights. It is headquartered in Hamad International Airport in Doha with a fleet size of 230.  They offer three classes:

  1. Business Class
  2. Economy Class
  3. First Class

Emirates Airlines

The largest Middle East Airline is Emirate Airlines, and it is headed in United Arab Emirates (Dubai), having destinations in 150 cities covering six continents.

They also offer three classes, including

  1. Business Class
  2. Economy Class

Economy Class is further classified into Flex, Saver, and Special. It is the cheapest one, and it is reasonable for most people.

Saudi Airlines

With 125 destinations globally, Saudi Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the Middle East. Its main airports are Jeddah Kind Abdul Aziz Airport and Riyadh King Khalid Airport.

Follow the links below to read about their three travel classes in detail.

  1. Business Class
  2. Economy Class (Further Classified into Basic & Flex)
  3. First Class

Oman Air

Oman Air started its operation in 1993, and Ahmed bin Muhammad Al Futtaisi currently chairs it. Its parent company is Oman Aviation Group, and its slogan is “Timeless Traditions.”

This means they make their customers feel at home and make their journey comfortable as they are also a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Oman Air’s fleet size is 55, and they also conduct international flights.

For different travel classes, food, and baggage reviews in detail, read our Oman Air Review.

Gulf Air

Gulf Air flights cover 28 countries across the globe. They have 50 destinations. The central airport of Gulf Air is Bahrain International Airport, with a fleet size of 37.

They offer three travel classes, like all other airlines. They provide excellent service and an unforgettable traveling experience.

You can read the Business Class Review and the Economic Class Review of Gulf Air in our detailed post.

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways’ central hub is Kuwait International Airlines. It is also a member of the Arab Air Carrier Organization. It has a fleet size of 29 aircraft, and they cover 43 destinations all across the globe.
Unlike other airlines discussed here, Kuwait Airways offers four travel classes:

  • Royal Class
  • First Class
  • Business Class
  • Economy Class

Read more about Business class and Economy Class on Gulf Asia.

Middle East Airlines | Lebanon Air

It is founded on May 31, 1945, with operational and technical support from BOAC. It is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon with the parent company, The Bank of Lebanon. The hub of this airline is Beirut, near Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. It operates flights to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It is a member of SkyTeam airlines, AACO and IATA. It has a fleet size of 18 and travels to 33 different destinations with Boeing 707-320Cs, Boeing 747-200B, and several Airbus A310-300s, A321-200, A330-200.

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Summing Up

Whenever you travel across the Middle East, make sure first to read all your preferred airline reviews. This will save you a lot of hassle and time later. We have published many reviews of famous Middle East Airlines, which are linked above to ease this for you. Read them and Happy Travelling!

For more information about GCC visit Gulf.Asia


Saudi Iqama Check
Iqama validity is one of the major concerns of an expatriate living in Saudi Arabia. The Iqama expiry date is also mandatory…..

Iqama Expiry

Emirates ID Guide
EID – Emirates ID is called بطاقة الهوية in Arabic. It is the most important document in the United Arab Emirates like Iqama in Saudi Arabia.

Emirates ID

Qatar ID Check
Same to other Gulf countries Qatar also issues an ID to its residents. This in Qatar is called Iqama same as in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar ID Check

Kuwait MOI Civil ID
Kuwait contains around 70% of expatriates and this makes it unique from all other countries in the gulf or MENA region.

Kuwait MOI Civil ID

Oman Resident ID
Every expat who is a resident in the Sultanate of Oman should have a Bataka or resident identity card also called Oman Iqama.

Oman ID Check

Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia
The heaviest fine is for drifting that is 20,000 for the first time, 40,000 SAR for second and 60,000 SAR for the third violation.

Traffic Violations in Saudi Arabia

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