The Gulf countries will revitalize the plan for the railway network between them after the many delays in the previous period. This network constitutes a transformation of trade and linkage among the countries of the region. The project received a big boost in December when the leaders of the countries agreed on the establishment of the GCC Railway Authority.
The GCC railway project aims to connect the Gulf countries through a railway line of length 2,177 km, starting from Kuwait in the north, passing through the cities of Jubail and Dammam in Saudi Arabia, heading to Manama and Doha, then returning the line to Saudi Arabia before moving to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah, before reaching its final destination in Muscat.
Regional media had reported earlier that the Gulf officials hope to operate the railway by 2025.