Nepal has had significant economic and diplomatic relations with various Gulf countries. The term “Gulf countries” typically refers to the countries located in the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.
Nepal has a sizable migrant workforce in many of these Gulf countries, especially in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Kuwait. Nepali migrant workers are employed in various sectors, such as construction, hospitality, and domestic work. Remittances from these workers play a crucial role in Nepal’s economy, contributing significantly to the country’s foreign exchange reserves and GDP.