The Saudi Arabian stock market rose in early Sunday trade after Friday's jump in oil prices.
Oil prices gained about 3% in the previous session, hitting their highest in more than a year after a stronger than expected U.S. jobs report and a decision by oil producer group OPEC and its allies not to increase supply in April.
Oil major Saudi Aramco advanced 1.9% after Bank of America said Aramco would be well placed to implement higher dividend guidance beyond its $75 billion minimum thanks to higher oil output scenarios.
Elsewhere, Fitaihi Holding Group surged 10% after it swung to profit in 2020.
The Abu Dhabi index rose 0.4% after two sessions of losses, with the index firming largely thanks to financial stocks including a 0.4% gain for largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank.
However, the Dubai index slipped 0.3%, dragged down by a 1.3% fall for largest lender Emirates NBD and a 1.5% drop for developer Damac Properties.
The Qatari index was closed for an official holiday. ($1 = 3.7504 riyals)
(Reporting by Shamsuddin Mohd in Bengaluru Editing by David Goodman) ((email@example.com; +918067497252;))