Business and Investment

Investment opportunities and doing business in Bahrain.

Why Invest in Bahrain?

Bahrain offers valuable opportunities for businesses and the best market access to growing Gulf economies and beyond.

Located at the heart of the Gulf region, Bahrain has a natural geographic advantage, which is continually enhanced through new infrastructure projects. With access to an economy worth US$2 trillion, Bahrain’s position at the heart of the Arabian Gulf makes access to every market in the region very quick, efficient, and convenient.

Attractive business and investment environment that helps any investor to establish their business conveniently. Some of the incentives that Bahrain offers are:

  • Low establishment and operational costs for businesses.
  • Few indirect taxes for private enterprises and individuals.
  • Highly skilled bilingual local and global workforce.
  • 100% foreign ownership of business assets.

Pioneering Digital Technologies to Support the Economy

The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s is determined to be a pioneer in supporting the economy through advanced digital technologies , as evident through several of its projects:

Al-Tajer App

The first of its kind in Bahrain and the region, this comprehensive app enables business owners to carry out essential transactions with ministries and authorities. The app offers services such as payment processing, order tracking, and search functions, along with information services. Notably, it provides a unified payment option, allowing merchants to settle all their government transactions to different entities in one go, including renewing Commercial Registrations (CR), work permits, and bill payments.

Al-Tajir app provides multiple services for various entities, facilitating the needs of merchants and business owners through a single platform. This includes obtaining CRs related to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, subscribing to social insurance with the Social Insurance Organization, accessing monthly invoices from the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), and paying electricity and water bills. Additionally, the application offers data on tenders and auctions, along with enterprise support services through Tamkeen.

Commercial Registration System (Sijilat)

Sijilat’ is an integrated electronic gateway aimed at providing a robust investment environment that attracts Bahraini, Gulf, and international investors. It simplifies the establishment of commercial projects and fulfills requirements related to various commercial activities.

Recently, the latest version, ‘Sijilat 3.0’ was launched, including new enhancements. The system boasts an improved, more user-friendly interface, making processes more straightforward. The primary goals of ‘Sijilat 3.0’ is to enhance the quality of government services for the commercial sector, strengthen the investment environment, and improve user experience.


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Content Last Updated: 20 May, 2024

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