100% foreign ownership
of businesses in most of
Bahrain’s thriving sectors.
Ease of doing business
with minimum hurdles for creating and operating establishments.
Gateway to GCC’s $2.1tn market
The perfect hub for operations in the GCC, broader Middle East and North Africa.
Talented human capital
Access MENA’s top talent: Bahraini’s join the workforce with both an exceptional array of skills and extremely high levels of motivation.
Connect to the $2.1 trillion GCC market: Bahrain is the best country for business in the Gulf, with particularly favourable access to Saudi Arabia, the region’s single largest market and economy.
Forward thinking government
With a track record of pioneering under its belt, Bahrain continues to move forward with policies and reforms that empower businesses and industries to establish themselves and grow.
Bahrain ranks globally as one of the best places to live, regarded highly for its job opportunities and career satisfaction, and its friendly culture and ease of settling in. All making it one of the best countries for business in 2023.
Conducive business environment
Bahrain’s government works closely with businesses and regulators to explore opportunities to enhance Bahrain’s business environment and nurture optimum commercial conditions. This collaboration has seen Bahrain take solid steps toward introducing initiatives that create an enabling and innovative ecosystem, which allows businesses to thrive.
The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that encourage businesses to capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages. These represent just a selection of opportunities available to investors and entrepreneurs looking to enter the market in Bahrain, and we encourage you to contact us for a personalised discussion.
Setting up in Bahrain means joining a long list of world-class businesses that have chosen the Kingdom as one of the best countries for business, and set up their regional base of operations.
Our team at EDB Bahrain can support you at every stage of your process.
Whether you’re setting up a new business, opening a branch or expanding your global presence, Bahrain EDB helps facilitate the process.
We can help advise on costs, infrastructure, workforce requirements, regulatory, legal and tax issues.
A thorough assessment of the landscape goes a long way toward helping you succeed and establish lasting roots.
Get to know Bahrain through our detailed reports on industries and opportunities
We can help you meet the right groups and individuals based on your sector or requirements.
Whether it’s Bahrain Industrial Investment Park or a co-working space, we’ve got you covered.