Bahrain has established itself as a regional pioneer: with demonstrated commitment towards creating the conditions for business to flourish, a long history of diversification, a progressive outlook for the future.
At the heart of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain puts you in a unique position to export directly across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the surrounding region and the Arab world.
Pursue commercial opportunities, gain a competitive advantage, operate freely and enjoy a relaxed, liberal way of life that is rich and fulfilling in Bahrain.
No free zone restrictions, 100% foreign ownership allowed for most activities and an average of 30% lower operating costs than regional neighbours–these are just a few of the reasons to invest onshore in business friendly Bahrain.
For investors and operators, Bahrain provides a supportive business environment—a workforce with a strong service ethos; significant investment, infrastructure and facilities; in-demand offerings and access to one of the highest concentrations of wealth on the planet.
Bahrain’s technology driven culture provides great potential for growth in the untapped digital content and e-commerce industry, with access to a talented, young and bi-lingual workforce.
Bahrain's business environment is constantly evolving, through the simplification of processes, billions of dollars invested into infrastructure and real estate, and improved regulatory initiatives. Within this environment, the EDB also focuses on target sectors to drive investment based on areas of opportunity identified by economic markers.
Bahrain is a gateway to the GCC region offering great access to Saudi Arabia’s market. Global IT companies choose Bahrain as a hub due to the availability of talent, cost competitiveness, ownership structure and market access to the overall region. According to World Bank Doing Business 2017 report, Bahrain was ranked 2nd in MENA in the ease of doing business index.
Bahrain offers opportunities across all major aspects of finance, from banking and asset wealth management, to FinTech, insurance and Islamic finance. Welcome to Business Friendly Bahrain.
Choosing to grow your business in Bahrain means having access to a deep and diverse talent pool, financial support through government funds, competitive employment costs and more.
An archipelago made up of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain offers valuable opportunities for businesses and the best market access to growing Gulf economies and beyond.