Bahrain’s cloud-first policy, world-class infrastructure and
collaborative ecosystem provides the perfect springboard into
the world’s fastest growing cloud market. Take your business
to new heights in the region by joining MENA’s leading
The Sky's the Limit
With the world’s highest growth rate for data centre traffic, MENA is alive with opportunity for
cloud companies. Bahrain offers not just a gateway, but the perfect home for your business
within this rapidly evolving market.
value of MENA cloud market (IDC)
estimated MENA cloud market by 2022 (IDC)
annual MENA cloud traffic growth rate (Cisco) (IDC)
Bahrain's Cloud First Vision
We recognise the clear opportunity for
innovation, scalability and cost savings offered
by this new technological horizon. That’s why
Bahrain has pushed ahead of the curve, both
regionally and globally, in our embrace of cloud
Our forward-thinking vision for data and cloud
computing has borne our Cloud First Policy,
implemented across both the public and private
sector through four distinct pillars:
Adoption of public clouds
Cloud IAAS & SAAS across government IT
Training opportunities for Bahrainis to develop cloud skills
Grant credit support for businesses transitioning into the crowd
Companies already at home in the Cloud
Amazon Web Services chose Bahrain as the home of their
new hyperscale Cloud Region, their first in MENA.
Alongside 3 new data centres powering the region’s Cloud
ecosystem, their regional HQ is already helping
organisations of all sizes transition to the cloud.
“We go into regions for the long term, and
we chose Bahrain because of the process in
place for creating the right environment.”
Teresa Carlson, Vice President World Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
An ecosystem on a higher level Creating a Cloud nation
Through intelligent design, Bahrain has created optimal conditions for cloud infrastructure companies to test and launch innovative products across the region.
Our array of terrestrial and
submarine fibre optic cables, global
POPs and data centres connect
Bahrain to more than 50 countries.
And with the roll-out of commercial
5G also on the horizon, you’ll
experience connectivity on a higher
In 2019, Bahrain was ranked 3rd
globally in electricity production by
The Global Innovation Index 2019 –
necessary firepower to kickstart
your cloud business and testament
to our commitment to world-class
Bahrain’s flexible regulatory system
is constantly evolving to meet the
needs of our thriving tech
ecosystem. Our Cloud First Policy
was just the start; new Data
Protection and Data Jurisdiction
Laws are two of the latest advances
keeping Bahrain business-friendly.
More reasons to make your home in the Cloud
Pursue commercial opportunities, gain a competitive advantage, operate freely and enjoy a relaxed, liberal way of life that is rich and fulfilling in Bahrain.
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lower cost of doing business
Compared to our neighbours, Bahrain offers
better value across both operating and living
in MENA in Education & Skills
Bahrainis join the workforce with both an
exceptional array of skills and extremely high
levels of motivation, achieving The World
Bank’s highest scores in MENA for human
financing on cloud credits for SMEs
Financial packages from government agency
Tamkeen make local employment in Bahrain
even more cost-effective.
A look at the forecast
Resting on our successes is not in our nature. In Bahrain, we’re always thinking of ways we can take our offering to a higher level.
UOB New cloud
Equipping graduates with the
skills they need to thrive in the
Cloud – starting with a
and progressing to a four‐year
degree in the future.
Ministry of Youth & Sports
Affairs internship programme
A new memorandum of
understanding (MoU) for on‐the-
job cloud training will
strengthen core skills across
Bahrain’s cloud nation.
Cloud Computing Services
Tamkeen’s latest programme
will cover 100% of the cost of
services supplied by Bahrain‐
based cloud operators to eligible
startups and SMEs.
WePowerTech events in the
An unmissable programme of
high‐level speakers offering
training and guidance to
underrepresented groups in the