Your heart will tell you ‘visit here’. Your head will tell you ‘invest here’.
Discover business-friendly Bahrain.


Bahrain has always warmly received visitors from around the world.

Our history remains true: we welcome international tourists and investors with open arms, and it’s in our nature to help you prosper.

You’ll have seen how conveniently we are located at the heart of the Arabian Gulf. But there’s much more.

From here you have access to the $1.5 trillion GCC market and wider MENA region, and you'll find it easy to do business. You can operate as you want within our liberal commercial environment, while 100% foreign ownership for most activities gives real control and ensures profits. In addition your business will be powered by a talented and skilled bilingual workforce

As HE Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board says: “Business Friendly is not just a slogan, it’s an aspiration we challenge ourselves to live up to every single day.”

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You and your expat employees will love Bahrain’s warmth and friendliness. Guaranteed.

Don’t take our word for it, though. For the second year running, the InterNations Expat Insider 2018 survey rates Bahrain first in the world for life abroad – particularly for job opportunities and career satisfaction, feeling at home and settling in.

Bahrain’s dynamic, diversified economy offers a wealth of potential across a wide range of industries. You’ve only to read some of our success stories to understand why.

Yet a combination of our entrepreneurial ethos and physical location (next door to Saudi Arabia, the GCC’s biggest economy), means we target sectors that are most attractive to investors and play to our strengths.

Here’s what Kunjan M. Choksi, General Manager, JBF Bahrain, says: “Bahrain has a deserved reputation as an easy place to do business, operating costs are competitive and crucially there is excellent access to GCC markets and beyond.”.


  • Financial services

    Pursue opportunities across all financial sectors, from banking and asset and wealth management, to insurance, Islamic finance and FinTech. We’re the Gulf’s most experienced financial services centre and a vital regional hub with exemplary regulation.

  • Manufacturing

    Reach key GCC and MENA markets quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively from one place. Bahrain is the Gulf gateway of choice for international manufacturers like Mondelēz, Kimberly-Clark, Reckitt Benckiser and GE.

  • Logistics

    Take advantage of Bahrain’s central location, superb facilities and world-class logistics infrastructure to trade throughout the GCC and MENA. That’s why global companies such as DHL, Agility, FedEx and Kuehne+Nagel are here.

  • Tourism, real estate, education & healthcare

    Make the most of prospects in some of Bahrain’s fastest-growing sectors. Investors value our unique history and culture, and our ability to open up opportunities, support major projects and provide effective regulation.

  • ICT

    Invest in an agile and fast-paced sector. We rank top in MENA for readiness and penetration, and lead the GCC in going ‘Cloud First’. No wonder Amazon Web Services (AWS) chose Bahrain for the Middle East’s first hyper-scale data centre Region.

  • Startups

    Access a rich source of funding, accelerators, incubators and workspaces to realise your innovation. Tap into outstanding digital connectivity, low operating costs and a flourishing ecosystem of like-minded entrepreneurs. StartUp Bahrain’s the answer.



Get up and running easily with help from the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). We will provide all the information and guidance you need to navigate through set-up, registration and beyond.

Moreover, we will help you benefit from the pioneering spirit that’s always been part of Bahrain’s character.

Our agile, forward-thinking government adopts a ‘Team Bahrain’ approach which encourages collaboration between private and public sectors. This enables us to deliver exceptional trading conditions through pro-business policies and initiatives.

It’s time to make Bahrain your base for success. Join us.

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