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Build on Bahrain’s real estate opportunity

Development is booming in communities across the Kingdom, attracting an increasing array of overseas property investments in large-scale commercial and residential projects. In addition, there is significant interest from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with many buyers coming from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. As a result, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can find significant opportunities in developing communities in Bahrain.

5.4%

GDP contribution by real estate and business activities, 2017

25,000

housing units due to be delivered (Government Action Plan)

8.11%

increase in real estate transactions, Q1 2017

USD 769 million

real estate transactions, Q1 2017

100% foreign ownership

Our commercial freedom gives you exceptional control over business decisions when making an international real estate investment. Bahrain is the only country in the Gulf where developers can benefit from 100% foreign ownership, making it one of the best places to invest in real estate in the region for investors from outside the GCC. What’s more, we impose no limitations on repatriation capital, profits and dividends for developers, making your decision to invest in our real estate sector all the more profitable.

7% gross rental yield

Bahrain’s rental market provides stable, steady income. Gross rental yield is among the highest in the GCC and a major reason for interest in our freehold market (REMI Global 2017), along with zero taxation on rent and property.

RERA – setting the standard for real estate development

We are always looking for ways to increase confidence in international real estate investments for investors from a foreign country. RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) aims to ensure that Bahrain’s real estate market operates to high standards by delivering fair, effective regulation. It works with the government and the industry to oversee the development of a long-term National Real Estate Policy to boost the sector, improve consumer protection and streamline real estate services.

Major upcoming Bahrain real estate developments and activity destinations

The tourism sector is a growing opportunity for international real estate investment in Bahrain. The Kingdom offers a wide variety of major tourism-related developments, with outstanding prospects for those looking to invest in construction. Here are just nine of the biggest.

Key real estate development programmes

The EDB supports and participates in the following programmes to enrich the real estate sector and increase real estate development opportunities for investors and property developers.

Developer roundtables

Promoting Bahrain’s real estate development as well as local and overseas property investment opportunities by building unique, sustainable, and diverse tourism offerings.

Investor
forum

An annual forum for key GCC HNWIs, large family businesses, and institutional investors in order to highlight real estate opportunities.

Legislative improvements

Continuous enhancement of the real estate sector’s regulatory framework by The Bahrain Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission.

Asset & project mapping

A national tourism asset and project mapping system is available via EDB Bahrain as a reference for local and foreign real estate investors.

Additional resources

Download additional materials about Bahrain’s tourism sector and our international real estate investment opportunities to read at your own convenience.

Tourism Investment in Bahrain

An overview of local and foreign investment opportunities across the Tourism, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Education industries.

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Bahrain Real Estate Market Update H1 2018 – Summary

An overview of the key sub-sectors within Bahrain’s Real Estate development sector for H1 2018.

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Meet the team

Whether you’re a local or international investor, our experts are ready to answer all of your questions about Bahrain real estate development opportunities.

Ali Murtaza

Director

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