Excel in software with a foundation for success

Bahrain’s liberal, well-regulated economy and business-friendly commercial environment make it easier to set up here. Established companies can take advantage of 100% foreign ownership with full repatriation of capital, profits and dividends; an easy and well-balanced way of life and a central location with advantageous connections.

How to set up in Bahrain

An accelerating sector

Telecommunications, financial services, and government are the biggest contributors to Bahrain’s software market, while the majority of the growth is attributed to Application, Deployment and Infrastructure software markets.

11.8% CAGR

The Bahrain ICT market is projected to grow faster than the GCC ICT market at a CAGR of 10.3%, reaching USD 2.7 bn by 2020

Bahrain’s ICT advantage

With a proven pioneering track record, Bahrain’s ICT sector is expected to continue to grow at a brisk pace.

Most liberalised

telecom sector in the GCC

eGovernment online services

  • 1st

    in the GCC

  • 18th

    in the world

eGovernment Development Index

Bahrain outperforms others in ICT affordability (World Economic Forum scores)

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Additional resources

Download additional materials about the Software sector to read at your own convenience.

ICT industry
in Bahrain

An in-depth look at Bahrain’s sector advantages.

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An overview and factsheet of the state of the sector.

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Bahrain is
for startups

A look into the startup industry and its successes.

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