After weathering a series of global and regional challenges in recent years, Bahrain is emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with strong growth, rising government revenue and a new plan for the future economy. As energy and tourism earnings recover, the kingdom aims to generate sustainable long-term growth opportunities through new sector strategies and transformational infrastructure projects.

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Government offices are open Sunday to Thursday, 7.00am to 2.00pm. The private sector follows the same work week and generally operates between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm, with a one-hour break for lunch. Retail establishments are typically open until 8.00pm, although opening hours are frequently extended to midnight on weekends...

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Bahrain is an archipelagic nation, with most of its economic activity taking place across its four main interconnected islands: Bahrain Island, Al Muharraq Island, Sitra Island and Umm Al Nasan Island. In the planning stages as of mid-2022, a number of big-ticket transport infrastructure projects are set to facilitate a better flow of people,...


What were the main challenges the aviation industry faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how were these overcome?


Following delays, the long-awaited GCC Railway looks likely to be revitalised – a move that could transform trade and connectivity across the Gulf. The project was given a significant boost in December 2021 when leaders of the six GCC countries approved the establishment of the GCC Railways Authority, the body that is expected to oversee the...


Bahrain is making progress towards a long-standing goal of leveraging its geographic advantage as a gateway to the Gulf, using highly integrated port connections to become a leading regional logistics centre. In November 2021 the government unveiled the Logistics Services Sector Strategy 2022-26, which aims to lift the sector’s contribution to...

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