“Non-Citizens” in the Countries of the Arabian Peninsula

Bibikova O.P.


The countries of the Arabian Peninsula are young states in which the measures forming state institutions (drawing borders, population census, legislative acts, etc.) have not yet been fully implemented. Huge revenues from the extraction and sale of oil and gas allow the rulers of these states to hire labor abroad, multiplying their wealth at their expense. These funds allow a part of the indigenous population with political rights to lead a rentier lifestyle without participating in economic life. At the same time, there is a separate category of the indigenous population (“non-citizens”) who, being local natives, do not have civil rights. Obtaining citizenship for them is complicated by conditions, difficult of accomplishment.


bidoons; non-citizens; stateless persons; migrant workers; naturalization; deportation; Jus soli; Jus sanguinis.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2023.02.06

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