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Innovating across a nation – a testbed for the future

With Bahrain soon to become one of the first countries in the world to offer commercial 5G services in June this year, we are at the forefront of innovation – not just in pockets or special zones, but spread across our entire country.

Property – the next frontier in digital disruption

With big property players waking up to the potential of technological disruption on their businesses, it has been smaller, more nimble competitors who have led the change. One such disruptor is Estater, makers of a PropTech app which celebrated its entry into Bahrain.

Meet our new Team Bahrain partners

From technology to F&B concepts, meet some of the new names making their entry to Bahrain – helping build on the strong momentum we’ve experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

What business can learn from F1’s successful formula

In 1960, the Formula One World Championship was ten years old. The drivers included a few veteran racers and plenty of youngsters yet to make their names. The cars were beautiful but primitive, their pilots fearless, the dangers enormous. When, that season, the organisers of Formula One decided to give the point for fastest lap … Continued

Why start a business in Bahrain?

When we speak to investors, one of the first questions we get asked is how they can access the GCC market. Our role at the EDB goes far beyond investment promotion – we help businesses throughout the setup process and beyond. Our aim is to help identify and connect sector-specific opportunities with the GCC market – so we work with entities across the public and private sector to help achieve this.

Creating the Right Conditions for Competitiveness

Bahrain has long been known as a regional pioneer in building and sustaining a robust and future-ready economy.

Team Bahrain: A successful model of private-public collaboration

Team Bahrain is about Bahrain’s agile government working together and with the private sector to create bespoke solutions for investors and entrepreneurs looking to base their activities in the Kingdom.

#BestToInvest: Bahrain – our commitment to a business-friendly culture

We are committed to: promoting business-friendly regulation, creating a thriving startup community, and attracting new sources of investment. We are therefore delighted that Conway’s Site Selection magazine has recognised our efforts by naming Bahrain as the best place to invest per capita in the Middle East and Africa for the third year in a row. 

MEED GCC Projects Market Outlook Report 2018

As countries across the Middle East look towards increasingly diversified sources of growth, the need for high quality business intelligence is more pressing than ever. Explaining these changing trends and contexts, MEED’s upcoming GCC Projects Outlook 2018 report highlights the markets and projects that present the best growth opportunity.

The Inaugural Gateway Gulf: Opening up the GCC to the World

Held between 8 and 10 May under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gateway Gulf brought together over 850 delegates from more than 40 countries. Over 90 speakers discussed a wide range of sectors, with projects worth $26 billion showcased across technology, oil and gas, real estate, tourism, housing, power, water, transport, public works and manufacturing.