Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC

The Arab migrant communities present in the Gulf have been a neglected area and merit further scholarly discussion and focus. In line with this,CIRS launched a multi-disciplinary research initiative entitled “Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC” that explores questions related to the topic.

Background and Scope of the Project

Background and Scope of the Project

The Arabian Peninsula exhibits one of the highest ratios of migrants to nationals anywhere in the world. Currently almost half of the regional population is foreign. In several countries such…
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Book Publication

Zahra Babar, ​​ed., Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC (London: Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017). Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC is a unique, original work of scholarship based on in-depth fieldwork shedding light on…
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Related Links

Read Labor Migration in the State of Qatar – Policy Making and Governance by Zahra Babar – published by the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri). Read Zahra Babar’s chapter published by…
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Summary Report

“Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC,” CIRS Summary Report no. 12 (Doha, Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015). In recent years, migration to the GCC has attracted increasing journalistic attention, and…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

​​​​​Click here to read about the “Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC” Working Group Meeting I ​​​​​Click here to read about the “Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC” Working Group…