Bahrain holds the key to the Gulf – including energy-rich Saudi Arabia and Qatar – as well as the vast Middle East and beyond
The Gulf’s US$1 trillion economy is growing steadily, as governments diversify their economies, regional trade rises and the role of private sector businesses increases
The Gulf has a sizeable economy with a GDP of US$1.6 trillion, and an estimated growth rate of 4.5%
Bahrain has excellent travel links, both within the Gulf and beyond
Bahrain provides excellent access to key Gulf markets. In particular, Saudi Arabia is just one hour by road and Qatar 25 minutes by plane.
While the Gulf is clearly the world-leader in oil and gas, regional governments’ diversification policies are leading to an expansion across a range of other sectors, so creating business opportunities for international companies.
Bahrain has bilateral trade and economic agreements with over 40 countries, including: China, France, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the 17 Arab states party to the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement.