Decree Law No. 6 of 1985 regulating land possession and acquisition by citizens of Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. | Land Portal

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This Decree Law is composed of 8 articles. Article 1 defines requirements and conditions for the possession and acquisition of lands and buildings by physical and juristic citizens from Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Article 3 deals with the transfer of the ownership of lands acquired in accordance with this Decree Law. Articles 5 and 6 pertain to the expropriation and registration of lands acquired by citizens of the GCC.

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In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971.

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