My personall feeling about Gulf Air is that they are quite nice. Perhaps not so good has the real classic airlines ( they are quite new in the business ) but they carry on. I flew with them in 80/09/04 with the good old L1011-100 A40-TW from Amsterdam to London early in the morning and we had a full breakfast for a 40 minutes ride. The funny thing on that flight was 95% of the people was arab and most of the crew or was european or asian, so it was quite an experience.
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!