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The ideal environment for any manufacturer

Participants in the manufacturing business often face financial and logistical hurdles, but manufacturers operating in Bahrain can avoid most of those challenges. Bahrain offers lower costs, a strategic location, a highly skilled workforce and world-class infrastructure, making it the ideal regional base for product manufacturing companies.

Cost competitive

Your manufacturing investment goes further in Bahrain thanks to our business-friendly environment.

  • 0% tax

    No corporate income tax or personal income tax.

  • 35% cheaper

    Cost of setting up and operating businesses is 20% – 35% cheaper than in other GCC countries.

  • Government grants

    Investment grants are offered by the labour fund (Tamkeen).

  • Low-cost leases

    Bahrain offers low industrial land lease rates with no additional fees or service charges.

  • Lower cost of living

    People who relocate to Bahrain can look forward to a lower overall cost of living than in most other countries in the GCC.

  • Subsidized interest rates

    Subsidized interest rate on financing facilities offered by the labour fund (Tamkeen).

Strategic location

As an established hub for the Northern Gulf, Bahrain has the fastest time to access the Saudi Arabia market, with 75% of Saudi Arabia within a few hours drive and all of the GCC within an hour’s flight or less.

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Favorable business environment

Production companies small and large can run and expand their business operations without the challenges common to the manufacturing business sector landscape of other countries.

100% foreign ownership

Bahrain is the only country in the region that offers 100% foreign ownership in manufacturing and distribution without free-zone restrictions.

Customs duty exemptions

Manufacturing, raw materials importing, plant machinery equipment, and spare parts are exempted from customs duty.

Wide duty-free access

Bahrain offers duty-free access to the key economies of the GCC, USA, Singapore, all 14 Arab countries, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

Skilled & affordable local workforce

Run your manufacturing business using a local talent pool trained to excel in industry jobs of all kinds.


Access to the most educated workforce in the GCC, with a 95% literacy rate.


Availability of skilled, well-educated, and bilingual local workforce in Bahrain at all levels.


Access to government financial and training support for local employment.


Unlike elsewhere in the region, Bahrain permits 100% non-Bahraini force if necessary.

World class infrastructure

Manufacturing opportunities can be pursued with great success in Bahrain because equipment, goods and products can move faster here than they can anywhere else in the GCC.


The shortest transit time between seaport, airport and industrial zones in the Gulf.


Khalifa Bin Salman Port is the most efficient port in the region, with a sub-3 hour turnaround.


Khalifa Bin Salman Port offers the fastest customs clearance of any country in the GCC.


High-standard industrial zones designed to meet the needs of tomorrow's businesses.

Discover Bahrain’s strengths, sector by sector

Is Bahrain the right home for your manufacturing investment? There are a wide range of opportunities on offer within our key industry sectors, including:


Industrial services




Plastics and chemicals


Manufacturing opportunities contribute significantly to Bahrain’s GDP, with significant growth recorded in downstream and skilled industries.

Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP)

Bahrain offers companies a number of world-class industrial zones, such as the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP). This landmark industrial park offers each manufacturer 100% foreign ownership, a 10-year guaranteed 0% tax rate and duty-free access to the GCC, GAFTA, and the USA.

With full exemption from local employment for the first 5 years of operation, competitive land rental prices and utility costs, and comprehensive after-care support, BIIP is a world-class, cost-effective industrial park for value-added manufacturing and international services projects.

Who’s here

These companies are among the participants within Bahrain’s manufacturing sector:

Learn why a move by one of the world’s biggest food companies has demonstrated firm confidence in Bahrain as a location for manufacturing and an export hub to key markets.

Additional resources

Whether you are a small manufacturer just starting out or an international manufacturing business looking to establish a regional hub, Bahrain holds the infrastructure, resources, and expertise to support your operations. Enhance your understanding of the future of manufacturing in Bahrain with these manufacturing sector resources.

Manufacturing & logistics in Bahrain

Read this brochure for an overview of Bahrain as a manufacturing hub and a gateway to the region for manufacturers or production businesses of all sizes.

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KPMG industrial services GCC costs report

Learn why Bahrain is the most cost-effective option for manufacturers and manufacturing investment in general.

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industry factsheet

Explore the exceptional opportunities Bahrain offers to international and global manufacturing businesses with this overview and factsheet of the manufacturing sector.

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Meet the team

Our highly skilled team is ready to help you learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Bahrain.

Hussain Rajab

Co Chief Investment Officer

Ali Al-Mudaifa

Senior Manager

Dana Abdullah


Mohammed Al Madani

Senior Executive

Maryam Haji


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