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Opportunities in a unique destination

It’s all about priorities. When it comes to tourism and hospitality, we concentrate on the 300 million people who can readily reach us – from across the GCC and within two hours’ flying time. As a result, we receive up to a million visitors each month and the majority of these tourists are increasingly spending more while they are here.

The research shows what Bahrain has to offer

11.4 million

visitors in 2017

11.9%

increase in visitors vs. 2016

81%

of leisure travelers spending more

USD 10 billion

pipeline of tourism infrastructure projects

Did you know?

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

A clear strategy

To ensure the best possible results for investors, we take a focussed approach to tourism in Bahrain. Central to this is the development of three primary consumer sectors within tourism and hospitality. Food service, retail and leisure all offer opportunities for profitable tourism investments in the Kingdom. Additionally, as part of our National Economic Strategy, we ensure digital technology is embedded to enhance and transform each sector.

What we focus on

Food service

Our vibrant culinary scene is at the heart of tourism in Bahrain. This dynamic industry includes local flavours, regional favourites and global brands that serve growing domestic and international consumers. There are development projects across the Kingdom with openings for a diverse mix of proven concepts.

Retail

The country’s retail sector continues to evolve. There’s a wide variety of concepts located in special environments, including traditional souks, modern retail and entertainment destinations and lifestyle malls.

Leisure

Bahrain and the surrounding region has a young population with an appetite for unique leisure and entertainment activities. Recreational activities such as boat rentals, museum tours and theatre performances are just a few of the many successful leisure services on offer. The combined resident and visitor consumer base provides a strong audience for leisure entertainment companies to expand here.

Why people visit

Ongoing investment

Ours. Yours. Bahrain

A strong brand helps consumers understand what we stand for. Our national tourism identity ‘Ours. Yours. Bahrain’ communicates the authenticity that visitors to the Kingdom experience through our tourism and hospitality sector.

Infrastructure

We’re investing more than $10 billion directly in tourism infrastructure projects to provide a strong support for tourism in Bahrain. Bahrain is creating the foundation to support public and private investments’ customers, services and facilities.

Bahrain International Airport

Helping visitors come to Bahrain is the first step towards a successful tourism and hospitality sector. We’re expanding our airport to boost passenger capacity by 40% in 2019. Our national carrier, Gulf Air, is enhancing its fleet with sleek, fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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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Meet the team

Husain Rajab

Executive Director

Ali Murtaza

Director

Alaa Hamza

Manager

Munther Al-Madawi

Manager

Amal Jamal

Senior Executive

Maryam Haji

Executive

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