Egypt and the Gulf

Allies and Rivals
Research paper Updated 14 December 2020 Published 20 April 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78413 395 5
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed is welcomed by Egypt’s President
Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo on 19 June 2017. Photo: Egyptian Presidency – Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty

There is and will continue to be an edge of rivalry in Egypt’s relations with the dominant Gulf Arab powers. This paper will focus primarily on the Egypt–Gulf relationship during the Sisi era.