About Bahrain


Bahrain has grown successfully over the past 10 years, due its liberal economic policies, and has a clear road-map for improving the prosperity of all in society.

The country’s annual real GDP growth ranged between 2.1% and 8.3% over the period, according to the Central Informatics Organization.

Looking to the future, the Economic Vision 2030 is a road-map for making Bahrain a more sustainable, competitive and fair economy, with the aim of doubling household income by 2030.

The National Development Strategy is a regularly updated action- plan that will turn the Vision into reality, setting specific milestones in the public and private sectors including education and training, the economy, health and society.

The following sectors have been prioritized for development:

Financial Services

Professional & Industrial Services


Manufacturing (Aluminum, Food & Beverage, Chemicals & Plastics)



Bahrain is currently Ranked 1ST Freest economy country in GCC and 18th freest economy in the world. Achieving an overall score of 73.4 in the 2015 index, Bahrain’s economic score is well above the world average. It’s overall above 70 score has placed it, once again, in the ‘mostly free’ category’. This is due to having achieved high scores in the fiscal freedom, labor freedom and financial freedom factors.

Bahrain was the first country in the region to diversify away from oil and gas 40 years ago. Very early on, we set in motion a series of initiatives to encourage industry sectors which can offer significant investment potential, based on Bahrain’s natural and human resources, global market trends and regional demands.

We now have an established track record in a number of key sectors, with new sectors developing all the time. These sectors are financial services, manufacturing, business & professional services, information & communication technology and logistics.


Bahrain has taken substantial measures to enact reforms and create the most open, favorable business conditions to make this possible. Fortunately, by virtue of its strategic location, Bahrain has the advantage of being an ideal gateway to the trillion dollar Gulf market.

We understand that we have to do what it takes to create the most competitive environment for business.

Bahrain will always focus its efforts on the building of foundations, ahead of the building of landmarks.

It is this commitment to building for a better future that Bahrain has come to be the most mature, well – established business hub in the Gulf, providing the most free, open, liberal, transparent environment for businesses and communities. Bahrain has maintained its position as a globally competitive base for business thanks to its focus on sustainability, skills, and good governance

Bahrain is committed to the rule of law, free markets, and democratic principles; serving th e needs of many; and, above all, ensuring the long – term, future prosperity of its people.

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