Some of the Gulf's leading political, economic and business leaders will be at Davos.
Heading the contingent from the UAE will be Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of Dubai's Supreme Fiscal Committee and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.
Mohamed Alabbar, the chairman of Emaar Properties, will take part in one of the Davos discussion panels, on the topic "smarter cities for an urban century", which will debate how "connected" cities are leading the future of urban development.
Other prominent Emirati participants include Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the chairman of Dubai Holding.
The delegation from Saudi Arabia will be led by Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. It also includes Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, the kingdom's finance minister, and Khalid Al-Falih, the president and chief executive of the oil giant Saudi Aramco.
Business leaders and policymakers from Qatar will be led by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani. Bahrain will be represented by several members of the ruling Al Khalifa family.