Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Sunday, amid rising oil prices, while the Saudi index slid after some weak corporate earnings.

Oil prices, a catalyst for the Gulf's financial markets, rose on Friday on stronger Chinese economic data and the ongoing Middle East conflict, with Brent settling at $84.24 a barrel.

The Qatari benchmark index was up 0.1%, supported by a gain of 0.7% in Industries Qatar and a 0.8% rise in Qatar Islamic Bank.

Saudi Arabia's benchmark index slipped for a second straight session and ended 0.6% lower, weighed down by losses in almost all sectors.

ACWA slid 4.7%, after the private utility firm reported on Thursday a 54% decrease in its first quarter net profit sequentially.

However, its quarterly profit inched up 9.8% year on year. Among other fallers, Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia known as Zain KSA, fell 1.5% after it posted a 94.1% decline in its quarterly net profit.

Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index dropped 3.3%, with most of its constituents posting losses, led by real estate, materials and healthcare stocks.

Talaat Mostafa Group slipped 6.3% and Abu Qir Fertilizers lost 5.2%.

However, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt gained 2.4% after it reported 110% surge in its quarterly net profit.

SAUDI ARABIA fell 0.6% to 12,217 KUWAIT rose 1.7% to 7,846 QATAR added 0.1% to 9,644 EGYPT dropped 3.3% to 25,156 BAHRAIN lost 0.4% to 2,024 OMAN gained 0.2% to 4,779 (Reporting by Md Manzer Hussain)