Gateway to the Middle East

Access to Gulf Markets


With access to an economy worth $2 trillion by 2020*, our position at the heart of the Gulf makes access to every market in the region quick and efficient – by road, air and sea.

By car, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region's largest economy and the world's largest oil producter, is less than an hour’s drive away via the 25-Kilometer King Fahad Causeway; and Riyadh, its business hub, is a four hour drive.

Bahrain is the hub of Gulf Air, which has the largest regional network in the Gulf. From our world-class Bahrain International Airport, there are daily flights to major GCC cities. Kuwait, Riyadh, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat are less than an hour flight time away and Qatar is just 25-minute flight time away.

In addition, following the opening of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port in April 2009, Bahrain is becoming a major regional trans-shipment centre. The port is operated by one of the largest post operators in the world: APM Terminals.

Transportation of goods from Bahrain to other regional cities:

City By Air ​By Sea ​By Road
Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh ​1 hour 7 days 2-3 days​
Kuwait City 45 minutes 7 days 2 days
Doha ​25 minutes 2 days 1 day
Jebel Ali ​1 hour 2 days 3 days
 *Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)