Invest in the heart of the Gulf

World-class companies like American Express, DHL, Ernst & Young and Mondelez have chosen Bahrain as their home for regional operations. Read on to find the reasons why.

100% foreign ownership

of businesses in most of Bahrain's sectors

$32 bn

in ongoing infrastructure projects

Robust regulations

a stable framework to enable businesses

Startup and FinTech hub

a central location for innovation

Highly educated workforce

A highly skilled, bilingual and educated local workforce guaranteed to provide you with the support you need to succeed

Cost-competitive; value-oriented

Dubai
Bahrain
Less
29%%
Qatar
Bahrain
Less
37%%

Explore our opportunities

Bahrain has one of the most diversified economies in the region, the result of a commitment to a sustainable future. With strong performance indicators across our industries, and a powerful regulatory framework, there’s an opportunity for every investor.

Sector
opportunities

Bahrain’s key sectors: Financial Services, Manufacturing & Logistics, Tourism & Leisure and ICT, provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes.

Soft
infrastructure

Bahrain is committed to introducing new laws and reforms that make it quicker, easier and more cost effective to start and operate your business.

Hard
infrastructure

Take advantage of opportunities created by the $32 billion infrastructure investment pipeline transforming the nation and propelling it into the future.

Digital
ecosystem

Boasting the Middle East’s most liberal and advanced ICT infrastructure, Bahrain offers a well-established environment that fosters innovation.

Who’s already here

Setting up in Bahrain means joining a long list of world-class businesses that have chose this country as their regional base of operations.

EDB Bahrain is the first point of contact for investors looking to establish their businesses in the Kingdom. We're here to help you get off the ground.

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The latest news from EDB Bahrain

Kyriako Zarkadas

Founder, Visit Bahrain

“We’ve gained a lot of beneficial support particularly from a strategic perspective.”

Kunjan M. Choksi

General Manager, JBF Bahrain

“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.”

Andrew Sims

Director and CEO, NEC Payments

“Within 3 months I had moved to Bahrain with my family. This move turned out to be a great move for us all.”