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A strong foundation for growth

The opportunities available for local and international real estate investment in Bahrain are supported by our commitment to economic diversification and acceleration. Non-oil growth is projected to reach 4.5% by 2018 as a result of higher investment levels, especially in real estate construction.

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Build on Bahrain’s real estate opportunity

Local and international property investment potential continues to grow – making the real estate sector increasingly important to Bahrain’s economy.

  • 5.4%

    of GDP contribution by real estate and business activities in 2017

USD 769 million

real estate transactions in Q1 2017, marking an 8.11% increase


new housing units delivered since 2015

USD 2.2 billion

retail market worth, projected to grow 13% in the next five years

Over USD 32-billion of investment projects in the pipeline present an excellent opportunity to partner with local and international property developers in Bahrain.

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Major upcoming Bahrain real estate developments and activity destinations

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.


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.

75% of the $281mn of inbound investments in 2016 went to Bahrain’s tourism sector.

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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.

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