The 24th edition of Gulf Football Cup of Nations (Khaleeji 24) will be organised in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE Football Federation announced the official decision during a meeting in Dubai. The panel has also confirmed the UAE participation in the 23th edition of Gulf Football Cup of Nations (Khaleeji 23) in Qatar in December 2017.
Kuwait was set to host the 2016 edition of the biennial championship after Iraq withdrew from hosting due to financial crises. The edition (Khaleeji 23) was eventually transferred to Qatar as the Kuwait Football Association is still under FIFA suspension.