Why Bahrain?

Why Bahrain?

A nation made up of 33 islands, Bahrain lies in the heart of the Arabian Gulf with strategic access to the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC} and every market in the Middle East. A thriving multi-cultural hub with a diverse and open society, Bahrain also has a rich history of investment and commercial trade that spans over 4,000 years, and evidences prominence as a financial hub with over 400 financial institutions.

Gateway to the Middle East and Asia

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.

Being nearer to export markets saves time and money. Our airport, seaport and processing zones provide the shortest possible transit. GCC cities are all within a one-hour flight, while Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is just a half-hour drive across the 25km King Fahd Causeway. If you are ship­ ping by sea from Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain offers the fastest clearance time in the GCC.


The Economic Development Board of Bahrain, 20 July 2017.

Bahrain - Where East Meets West

China and Bahrain have been trading for thousands of years along the original Silk Road. Goods as varied as pearls, dates, silk and musk were once common imports and exports.

Bahrain is linked with China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a key part of its 'One Belt, One Road' vision. Bahrain and the Arab world are important centres on this route, which aims to encourage trade relations among 60 nations inhabited by 4.4 billion people.