The three-time champions overcame Qatar 1-0 in the semifinal.
Almoez’s poor form upfront could be another reason behind Qatar’s failure in the tournament.
Abdullah Al Hamdan scored the all-important goal in the 29th minute to set up a showdown with Bahrain in Sunday's final (December 8).
“Football needs time for any team to be strong,” he said of Qatar football team’s rise to prominence.
The Saudis haven’t won the regional competition after 2003 while Qatar were champions in 2014 in Riyadh.
Iraq look the better team on paper, but Bahrain are brimming with confidence after their thrilling victory against Kuwait.
“Their participation has given a competitive edge and raised the level of the tournament,” said the Chief Executive Officer at the Local Organizing Committee of FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The awards ceremony began with a screening of some of the beautiful memories of the previous Gulf Cup editions.
Qatar's Abdelkarim Hassan and Akram Afif has scored three goals each in the current tournament.
Green Falcons defeated Oman 3-1 to make the last four as group champions.
The victory against the 10-time winners would certainly boost their confidence in the semifinals against Iraq on Thursday (December 5).
The Asian champions will face Group B winners Saudi Arabia in the second semis on December 5.
His double strike including one from the spot knocked the stuff out of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their last Group A game at the 24th Arab Gulf Cup.
Akram Afif, who was taken of in the 86th min, celebrated his AFC Asian Player of the Award with a double strike that knocked the stuff out of the visitors early on.
The two sides last faced in AFC Asian Cup semifinal in January, which Qatar won 4-0 en route to their maiden Asian title.