Sector overview

Bahrain is building the capacity to support its growing tourism industry, as well as three other important sectors. Healthcare is a new, high-potential market for investors with significant opportunities in the technology space. Education is also emerging as a key focus that achieves success through generating skills and promoting improvement. Real estate stock has had a few more years to develop, and the market continues to mature and strengthen.

Source: BTEA

209 countries

209 countries eligible for e-visa and 69 countries with access to visa on arrival.

1st in MENA

for tourism capital investment & job creation in tourism in 2020


growth in real estate & business services in Q3 2021 (IGA)

USD 165 billion

total GCC healthcare expenditure prediction for 2022

7% Growth

In 2020, the private education sector GDP grew by 7% since 2018​

Discover Bahrain’s strengths, sector by sector

Tourism, real estate, education and healthcare are some of the fastest growing industries of the next decade. Each sector has significant growth and investment advantages making them among the best sectors to invest in for 2019 and beyond. The following pages have in-depth information on each industry.

Invest in the Gulf’s most distinctive destination

Over the years, the Kingdom’s liberal economy has created an environment where industries can thrive, particularly those in the tourism market. These companies are supported by an advanced tourism infrastructure, business-friendly policies and tourism opportunities unique to the Gulf. Investors will find that Bahrain helps them succeed.

Location, location, location

Bahrain is extremely accessible: flight time to the rest of the GCC is less than one hour, and over 300 million people are within two hours’ travel.

A tourist’s paradise

With its idyllic island aesthetic, premium accommodation and abundant exciting activities, Bahrain is a place where visitors tend to return to.

An investment environment

Bahrain is resolutely pro-business. We have taken great care to create the optimum conditions for investment, with particular advantages for tourism-based enterprises.

Driving demand for your business

Bahrain maintains liberal policies and invests in infrastructure to grow tourist numbers and ensure your business prospers.

Launched in 2016, Visit Bahrain is an inbound destination management company that provides comprehensive services for tourism, conventions, meetings and other special events.

Discover how this entrepreneur brought a unique concept to life and used Bahrain to enter the whole GCC.

All of the factors for business success

Bahrain makes running a business simpler, easier, and more profitable.

Commercial freedom

In Bahrain, you can operate your business with minimal government intervention and no free zone restrictions, with 100% foreign ownership.

A stable economy

Tourism is growing fast and long-term prudence means that Bahrain’s economy is healthy. Steady real GDP growth is matched by low inflation and low unemployment.

Ideal staff for the industry

The local workforce in Bahrain is not only well-educated, but known to be ready and willing to provide exceptional and warm service to visitors.

Low costs and taxes

In Bahrain, we believe in reducing your expenditure, so that you operate cost-effectively. Total operational costs are 51% lower than in other GCC hubs.

An attractive climate during winter months

When other parts of the world are cold and wet, Bahrain stays dry and hot. It’s an ideal island getaway and exciting destination, all at once.

Robust infrastructure

Bahrain is responding to increased visitor numbers by continued investment, boosting Bahrain’s transport to Saudi Arabia and expanding Bahrain International Airport.

We ensure that establishing a business is as easy as possible, with expert assistance, minimal bureaucracy and the lowest ongoing operating costs.

How To Get Started

Meet the team

Husain Rajab

Executive Director

Ali Murtaza


Alaa Hamza


Munther Al-Mudawi


Amal Jamal

Senior Executive

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