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100% foreign ownership

of businesses in most of
Bahrain's thriving sectors.

Ease of doing business

with minimum hurdles for creating and operating establishments.

Gateway to GCC's $1.5tn market

The perfect hub for operations in the GCC, broader Middle East and North Africa.

Why choose Bahrain?

Talented human capital

Talented human capital Access MENA’s top talent: Bahraini’s join the workforce with both an exceptional array of skills and extremely high levels of motivation.

Strategic location

Strategic location Connect to the $1.5 trillion GCC market: Bahrain is the natural gateway to the Gulf, with particularly favourable access to Saudi Arabia, the region’s single largest market and economy.

Forward thinking government

Forward thinking government With a track record of pioneering under its belt, Bahrain continues to move forward with policies and reforms that empower businesses and industries to establish themselves and grow.

Exceptional lifestyle

Exceptional lifestyle Bahrain ranks 1st Globally as one of the best places to live, regarded highly for its job opportunities and career satisfaction, and its friendly culture and ease of settling in.

Conducive business environment

 Conducive business environment Bahrain’s government works closely with businesses and regulators to explore opportunities to enhance Bahrain’s business environment and nurture optimum commercial conditions. This collaboration has seen Bahrain take solid steps towards introducing initiatives that create an enabling and innovative ecosystem, which allows businesses to thrive.

Prime opportunities

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that encourage businesses to capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages. These represent just a selection of opportunities available to investors and entrepreneurs looking to enter the market in Bahrain, and we encourage you to contact us for a personalised discussion.

Financial services

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 Manufacturing

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 Logistics

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Tourism & leisure

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 ICT

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Startups

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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.

See how we can help

Who’s already here

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

The services and support you need

Our team at EDB Bahrain can support you at every stage of your process.

Registration and
licencing guidance

Whether you’re setting up a new business, opening a branch or expanding your global presence, Bahrain EDB helps facilitate the process.

Legal and
regulatory support

We can help advice on costs, infrastructure, workforce requirements, regulatory, legal and tax issues.

Specific market
opportunity advisory

A thorough assessment of the landscape goes a long way towards helping you succeed and establish lasting roots.

Detailed resources
and metrics

Get to know Bahrain through our detailed reports on industries and opportunities.

Help in establishing
connections

We can help you meet the right groups and individuals based on your sector or requirements.

Finding a home for your business

Whether it’s Bahrain Industrial Investment Park or a co-working space, we’ve got you covered.

Look no further than those who have already flourished here in Bahrain.

“We’ve gained a lot of beneficial support particularly from a strategic perspective.”
“We’ve gained a lot of beneficial support particularly from a strategic perspective.”
Kyriako Zarkadas Founder
Visit Bahrain

"The support, the fast nature of interaction with the government, and ease of setting up, was hugely important for Mondelez.”

"The support, the fast nature of interaction with the government, and ease of setting up, was hugely important for Mondelez.”

Mohamed Shalaby Plant Director
Mondelez

"Education has been one of the key factors that have enabled Bahrain to become a financial centre for the region."

"Education has been one of the key factors that have enabled Bahrain to become a financial centre for the region."

Zahi Zeini Managing Partner
Deloitte Bahrain

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

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

Andrew Sims Director and CEO
NEC Payments

International offices

An EDB Bahrain representative is located in your region, and available to help answer your questions about investing in Bahrain and facilitating your next business venture.

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