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Opportunities in a unique destination

Every year, millions of tourists from across the GCC and beyond experience the best Bahrain has to offer. So, what is Bahrain known for? The Kingdom offers a superb island setting; a cosmopolitan, relaxed way of life; rich history and culture; exciting major events; delicious food and varied shopping choices.The Bahrain tourism and hospitality sector thrives due to the ease with which people can visit Bahrain as well as the strong tourism infrastructure in place.

66 countries

With access to visa on arrival and e-visas for another 114 countries. Driving demand for business.

$1bn

Tourism and hospitality revenue by 2020

81%

of visitors to Bahrain are choosing to spend more on subsequent trips

Heritage

Bahrain has 2 designated UNESCO heritage sites offering visitors a unique experience

  • 6%

    of Bahrain’s GDP

The tourism and hospitality sector is a significant contributor to the Kingdom’s GDP

Tourism capital

Manama was chosen as the 2016 Gulf Capital of Tourism

Discover Bahrain’s strengths, sector by sector

The flourishing tourism and hospitality market in Bahrain is expanding rapidly and offers opportunities in many different areas for companies of all sizes.

Bahrain offers visitors and investors an in-demand destination that’s well connected and known for its welcoming spirit.

Invest in the Gulf’s most distinctive destination

The Kingdom’s liberal economy has created an environment where businesses in the Bahrain tourism sector thrive, supported by an advanced tourism infrastructure, business-friendly policies and tourism offering unique in the Gulf.

Location, location, location

Bahrain is extremely accessible: flight time to the rest of the GCC is less than one hour, and over 300 million people are within two hours’ travel.

A tourist’s paradise

With its idyllic island aesthetic, premium accommodation and abundant exciting activities, Bahrain is a place where visitors tend to return to.

An investment environment

Bahrain is resolutely pro-business. We have taken great care to create the optimum conditions for investment, with particular advantages for tourism-based enterprises.

Driving demand for your business

Bahrain maintains liberal policies and invests in infrastrucutre to grow tourist numbers and ensure your business prospers.

Launched in 2016, Visit Bahrain is an inbound destination management company that provides comprehensive services for tourism, conventions, meetings and other special events.

Discover how this entrepreneur brought a unique concept to life and used Bahrain to enter the whole GCC.

All of the factors for business success

Bahrain makes running a business simpler, easier, and more profitable.

Commercial freedom

In Bahrain, you can operate your business with minimal government intervention and no free zone restrictions, with 100% foreign ownership.

A stable economy

Tourism is growing fast and long-term prudence means that Bahrain’s economy is healthy. Steady real GDP growth is matched by low inflation and low unemployment.

Ideal staff for the industry

The local workforce in Bahrain is not only well-educated, but known to be ready and willing to provide exceptional and warm service to visitors.

Low costs and taxes

In Bahrain, we believe in reducing your expenditure, so that you operate cost-effectively. Total operational costs are 30% lower than in other GCC hubs.

An attractive climate during winter months

When other parts of the world are cold and wet, Bahrain stays dry and hot. It’s an ideal island getaway and exciting destination, all at once.

Robust infrastructure

Bahrain is responding to increased visitor numbers by continued investment, boosting Bahrain’s transport to Saudi Arabia and expanding Bahrain International Airport.

We ensure that establishing a business is as easy as possible, with expert assistance, minimal bureaucracy and the lowest ongoing operating costs.

Additional resources

Tourism Investment in Bahrain

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

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Meet the team

Husain Rajab

Co Chief Investment Officer

Ali Murtaza

Director

Ala Hamza

Manager

Munther Al-Mudawi

Manager

Amal Jamal

Senior Executive

Maryam Haji

Executive

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