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Invest in the heart of the Gulf

Bahrain may be geographically compact, but its growing economy offers exciting investment opportunities within a supportive business infrastructure designed to help your company flourish.

The economy of Bahrain is the most diversified in the region, with particular strength in the financial services and technology sectors and related industries. Careful management of business policies and laws in Bahrain gives even small businesses the opportunity to thrive.

There are many reasons to do business in Bahrain including its central Gulf location, low cost of operations, talented workforce and stable economy.

EDB Bahrain — the Bahrain Economic Development Board — is here to supply the information and assistance you need to give your company a strong foothold in the Bahrain economy.

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.

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

The purpose of an economic development board is to guide each new or expanding company –whether small or large, through every part of the process. EDB Bahrain can help you benefit from Bahrain’s business infrastructure, find a location for your business, discover talent, navigate any legal requirements and more.

The latest news from EDB Bahrain

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.

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.”