Yemen's internationally recognised government also cut ties with Qatar later on Monday, accusing it of working with its enemies in the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, state news agency Saba reported.It welcomed the fact that the Saudi-led coalition had removed Qatar from its ranks as part of the severing of ties earlier on Monday.
A report was published online with comments supposedly from the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, praising Israel and Iran and criticising the country's Sunni Arab neighbours.
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Emirates, the major international airline based in Dubai, announced it would suspend Qatar flights starting from Tuesday.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said it too would suspend flights to Qatar "until further notice." It wasn't immediately clear how the announcement would affect Qatar Airways, one of the region's major long-haul airlines, which routinely flies through Saudi airspace.
Bahrain blamed Qatar's "media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain" for its decision.