The best market access
to growing Gulf economies

Bahrain’s central Gulf location and superb links to the rest of the Middle East place your company at the heart of the action, with rapid access by road, sea and air.

Why Invest in the Middle East? Easy Access to Road, Sea, and Air.


Just a 47 minute drive to Khobar in Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest economy, through the King Fahad Causeway.


The fastest clearance time anywhere in the GCC when going through the Khalifa Bin Salman Port.


The easiest and most direct access to all of the GCC’s airport hubs, with 1-hour flights from Bahrain International Airport.

Strong market connectedness

  • 6th in MENA

    In Global Connectedness, in terms of international flows of trade, capital, information and people.

(DHL Global Connectedness Index 2023)

$ 2.08tn market

  • 58mn consumers

    A growing GCC market, easily accessible through Bahrain’s logistics channels and open for opportunity.

Bahrain’s central Gulf location and superb links to the rest of MENA place your enterprise at the heart of the action.

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Connect faster and more efficiently to the region

Bahrain’s transport links are so versatile that you can reach every country in the GCC quickly and conveniently by road, air or sea. Saudi Arabia’s industrial powerhouse, the Eastern Province, is just a 30-minute drive across the 25km King Fahd Causeway (shown here), and the whole of the Middle East is easily accessible by air or by road, making Bahrain the ideal destination for investing in the Middle East.

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The EDB makes it quick and straightforward to set up and operate in Bahrain.

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A convenient base of operations

Bahrain’s position and connectivity make it an ideal place to start a business in a number of promising sectors.


An excellent location from which to meet growing demand across the region

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Streamlined customs procedures ensure that less time is spent waiting for clearance

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Tourism & leisure

Direct access to 58 million consumers across the GCC’s US $2.08 trillion market

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Financial services

Bahrain’s location enables you to gain from increasing regional integration in trade and business, and the inherent advantages for financial services

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Maximise commercial opportunities through Bahrain’s connectivity, digital capabilities and sector development

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