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Ripe with opportunity

With its strategic location, a highly connected population, and an educated & bilingual workforce, Bahrain has a unique advantage to tap into the MENA region’s fast growing digital media market.

The region is also witnessing gaming interest in virtual reality technologies.
Bahrain also offers a full operations & fulfilment solution to e-commerce companies looking to expand either into or within the region.

$4 Bn

MENA's digital media market is forecasted to triple in size to $4 billion by 2022.

>60%

Of MENA consumers are willing to pay to consume digital content.

90mn

Online gamers: the region’s online gaming market is growing at 13% p.a and mobile gaming is growing at 18% p.a.

Connected population

  • >94%

    Of Bahraini households are equipped with a personal computer.

  • ~173

    Mobile cell subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

  • 40%

    Gaming penetration rate, the highest in the GCC region.

  • 3rd

    In MENA and 15th globally in the use of social media networks (WEF 2016).

Digital community

The region is witnessing a growing interest in virtual reality technologies and the creative talent behind it. A strong gaming community that allows Bahrain to host a yearlong calendar of gaming events and activities where companies showcase their games. With more than 15,000 attendees, Bahrain is proving to be a great location for creatives.
• IGN convention
• Bahrain gaming Experience
• Animania Bahrain

Human capital

With a dialect easily understood across the region and a young & bilingual ICT workforce, Bahrain has a compelling opportunity to tap into the localized gaming market reaching 400mn+ Arabic speakers in the MENA region.

Bahrain offers a creative environment for companies within the digital content field with a newly launched Arts Incubator to further foster this sector.

E-commerce market

Rapid economic growth, industrialization, and domestic consumption are fueling the Middle East’s growth of e-commerce. The MENA region is currently home to 4 million online shoppers.

Bahrain is the ideal hub to access key regional e-commerce markets including Saudi and Kuwait. The MENA eCommerce sector is projected to grow from USD 20bn in 2017 to USD 200bn in 2020.

Bahrain’s educated, bilingual workforce and creative environment can support content localization activities.

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Who’s Here:

Bahrain's regional route network and central location allow easy access to the GCC region's USD 1bn gaming market.

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Fajer Al Pachachi

Senior Executive

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