Business development in the Kingdom of Bahrain

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Why Bahrain?

Grow your business by capitalising on commercial opportunities and competitive advantages. Bahrain ranks first in the world in terms of financial attractiveness. The country has no income tax, no corporate tax, and no restrictions on capital exports. The authorities provide 100% foreign ownership and support for private entrepreneurs.

Government support for business and investment

To ensure the best return on investment, Bahrain has developed a special program for entrepreneurs. They are bringing digital technology to the center, to improve and transform every industry.

Strategic location

Strategically located in the heart of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain offers unparalleled access to a growing regional customer base throughout the Middle East. Short transit times between the seaport, airport and industrial zones within the GCC, ensuring excellent cargo handling times and procedures.

Innovation initiatives

The government of Bahrain intends to attract the best of the newest wave of entrepreneurs, focusing on creating a startup-oriented ecosystem with supportive policies, high availability of business resources and advanced ICT networks.

Enhanced connectivity

Numerous new infrastructure and policy developments, in addition to the continuous monitoring and improvement of existing infrastructure, are greatly enhancing the results of investments in Bahrain.

Economic efficiency

Production costs in Bahrain are up to 56% lower than in GCC countries and logistics costs are reduced by 72%. The price of start-up services and salary costs are on average 26% lower than in neighbouring countries, including the UAE.

No minimum capital requirements

Bahrain has lowered minimum capital requirements, resulting in lower costs and making it easier to set up and run a business.

Liberalization of business activity

Bahrain has allowed 100% foreign ownership of most activities and is the only Gulf state that allows freedom in all sectors, being a de facto free zone.
7 reasons
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at MENA on work-life balance
№8
in the world among the best places for emigrants
№12
among the world's safest countries

Why Bahrain?

Grow your business by capitalising on commercial opportunities and competitive advantages. Bahrain ranks first in the world in terms of financial attractiveness. The country has no income tax, no corporate tax, and no restrictions on capital exports. The authorities provide 100% foreign ownership and support for private entrepreneurs.

Government support for business and investment

To ensure the best return on investment, Bahrain has developed a special program for entrepreneurs. They are bringing digital technology to the center, to improve and transform every industry.

Strategic location

Strategically located in the heart of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain offers unparalleled access to a growing regional customer base throughout the Middle East. Short transit times between the seaport, airport and industrial zones within the GCC, ensuring excellent cargo handling times and procedures.

Innovation initiatives

The government of Bahrain intends to attract the best of the newest wave of entrepreneurs, focusing on creating a startup-oriented ecosystem with supportive policies, high availability of business resources and advanced ICT networks.

Enhanced connectivity

Numerous new infrastructure and policy developments, in addition to the continuous monitoring and improvement of existing infrastructure, are greatly enhancing the results of investments in Bahrain.

Economic efficiency

Production costs in Bahrain are up to 56% lower than in GCC countries and logistics costs are reduced by 72%. The price of start-up services and salary costs are on average 26% lower than in neighbouring countries, including the UAE.

No minimum capital requirements

Bahrain has lowered minimum capital requirements, resulting in lower costs and making it easier to set up and run a business.

Liberalization of business activity

Bahrain has allowed 100% foreign ownership of most activities and is the only Gulf state that allows freedom in all sectors, being a de facto free zone.
7 reasons
№1
at MENA on work-life balance
№8
in the world among the best places for emigrants
№12
among the world's safest countries

Ready-made solutions and customised strategies from EasyHome

What we offer

EasyHome Bahrain is your personal assistant in one of the most developing countries of the Gulf. Our company will help you open a business in Bahrain, ensure its quality development, maximise profits and receive government support.
Opening a company
Entering the Bahrain market
Obtaining government support

We can help you open a company in Bahrain

A team of qualified specialists will accompany you at all stages of starting a business in Bahrain. A personalised approach, proven partners, guaranteed deadlines, search for partners and investors are the hallmarks of EasyHome’s work.

limitless opportunities

corporate taxes
0%
income taxes personal income
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wealth taxes
0%
capital gains tax capital
0%
foreign property
100%
company and account opening
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Business assistance by sector

With a large partner base and access to government support, Bahrain EasyHome will ensure you enter the country s market in no time.
is a party to a double taxation treaty
41 countries
import duty on raw materials, equipment and spare parts
0%
participate in a free trade agreement
22 countries
IT
Bahrain is the gateway to the Gulf Cooperation Council region, offering direct access to Saudi Arabia and other regional markets. Global IT companies choose Bahrain as a hub due to talent availability, cost competitiveness, ownership structure and strategic location.

Cloud traffic in the MENA region is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, at 41 per cent year-on-year. As the first GCC country to adopt a nationwide cloud policy, Bahrain is ideally positioned to capitalise on the ICT opportunities this trend is creating in areas such as business service outsourcing, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, gaming and e-commerce, and commerce.
Bahrain offers foreign investors in the ICT sector 100 per cent business ownership
Bahrain offers 0% corporate and personal tax, making it the most liberal tax regime in the GCC
By number of Internet users (based on the world competitiveness ranking - IMD 2022)
4 submarine fibre optic systems, 2 terrestrial Dark Fiber systems
100% ownership of the business
0% tax
4th place in the world
Excellent Internet and networking capabilities
Financial services and blockchain
The most developed financial services sector in the GCC. Recognised as the financial capital of the Gulf, Bahrain has developed a financial services sector with 367 local, regional and global institutions.

A regional financial services centre in Bahrain will put you at the centre of a growing concentration of wealth. The regional market is valued at US$1.67 trillion and Bahrain's financial companies are located in the centre of the GCC as well as the wider MENA region. Whether you are an international or Bahraini financial services company, a financial services company, a banking company or a stock exchange company, the Kingdom's progressive regulatory framework ensures that the region's oldest financial centre remains the most innovative.
Bahrain also offers 0% tax (corporate and personal tax), making it the most liberal tax regime in the GCC
Banking sector assets (2021)
Market capitalisation (2021)
The total cost of doing business in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is 20-30 per cent higher than in Bahrain (Source: KPMG Cost of Doing Business Report, FS, 2021)
17.9% contribution of the sector to GDP
$217.5 billion
$28,76 billion
Doing business up to 30% cheaper than in the UAE
Production
Manufacturers operating in Bahrain can avoid many of the financial and logistical challenges faced by companies in other countries. Bahrain offers lower operating costs, a strategic location, a highly skilled labour force and world-class infrastructure, making it an ideal regional base. From food and beverage production to fibreglass manufacturing, new manufacturing business ideas thrive in Bahrain's diverse and liberal business environment.

As a recognised regional hub, Bahrain offers the fastest access to Saudi Arabia: 75% of the largest Gulf market is within a few hours' drive, while the rest of the Gulf countries are within an hour's flight or less. Proximity to key locations such as Saudi Arabia creates a direct route to the market for producing business ideas in a competitive industry.
Bahrain proposes 0% income tax on businesses or income tax on the public
The cost of setting up and running a company is up to 56% lower than in other Gulf countries
Investment grants offered by Bahrain Labour Foundation (Tamkeen)
Bahrain offers low rental rates for industrial land without any additional fees or service charges
0% tax
Cost reduction of up to 56%
Government grants
Inexpensive rentals
Logistics
Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ) offers a range of solutions to meet the growing needs of logistics operations. This 1 km² site offers one of the best locations in the Middle East for keeping project and construction costs low. BLZ is ideally located for simpler and cheaper logistics plans.

  • Bahrain International Investment Park, located next to BLZ, is home to more than 114 of the region's largest manufacturing and industrial services companies, with approximately 80 per cent of investment coming from international companies.
  • Bahrain Investment Wharf, located just minutes from BLZ in Al Hidd Industrial Zone, is a self-contained mixed-use development.
  • Businesses in BLZ can take advantage of its close proximity to Khalifa bin Salman Port, the main transhipment hub in the North Gulf region.
  • Bahrain International Airport, located no more than 20 minutes from BLZ, connects businesses to the wider region and serves as a regional hub for DHL.
  • Saudi Arabia is just an hour's drive from BLZ via the King Fahd Causeway - the fastest entry point to the region's largest market.
Bahrain proposes 0% corporate income tax or personal income tax population income tax
Access to government financial and training support
BLZ offers easy access to Saudi Arabia and neighbouring countries by air, sea and land
For additional logistics services and regional distribution centres
0% tax
State support
Gateway to GCC
100% foreign ownership
Health care
Hospitals and clinics in Bahrain, as well as those developing specialised treatments, are constantly growing. The development of general and specialised medicine and also the development of hospitals make the Bahrain health department attractive and promising for investment. Bahrain's healthcare sector has a strong foundation, exciting opportunities for growth, a centralised location and a promising workforce, making it the future of the healthcare industry in the GCC.

Healthcare in Bahrain is expanding rapidly with an emphasis on developing centres of medical excellence. At the same time, analyses of the healthcare industry show that Bahrain has the lowest density of health workers per capita in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), suggesting significant opportunities for expansion (WHO, 2017 year). Hospitals in Bahrain may have the lowest density, but Bahrain's medical centres are poised for expansion due to an excellent workforce. Now that the market is booming and the workforce is ripe for development, it is time to take advantage of the opportunities to invest in healthcare in Bahrain and invest in research centres and hospitals in Bahrain.
GDP contribution in Q3 2021.
Gulf population by 2050 year.
GCC healthcare market size by 2022 year.
На стадии реализации инфраструктурных проектов в сфере туризма
3,54%
76 million people
$104,6 billion
> $10 млрд
KIMS Healthcare Group
ORPEA
Royal Hospital for Women and Children (established 2019)
Bahrain Pharma (established 2020)
Education
Investment in education in Bahrain is growing rapidly, making it a valuable opportunity for international education companies looking to enter the Gulf market. Coupled with a dynamic economy and a business-oriented stance, the Kingdom offers significant opportunities for investment in education, particularly in specialised higher education and executive education.

Education in Bahrain is in high demand and requires additional investment and resources to support its growth. The number of students in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) is expected to reach 15 million by 2020, creating demand at all stages of the education system. In Bahrain, investors and education providers have access to high quality opportunities both domestically and regionally, and can also save on taxes. There is no income tax in Bahrain, and the education sector is exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT).

Why invest in education in Bahrain? The number of citizens under the age of 20 is expected to increase by 1.7 per cent annually (around 30,000) over the next five years, leading to progress in private education. In addition, the large number of emigrants and increasing costs that parents are willing to spend on education are making international education in Bahrain even more popular. These factors create an ideal environment for investing in education.
Average annual enrolment growth in public schools in Bahrain
Growth in the number of GCC visitors to Bahrain for education and training (2018 - 2019)
By number of HEI students from abroad according to the Global Innovation Index 2021 published by WIPO
В регионе Ближнего Востока и Северной Африки по продолжительности жизни в школах
+6% per year
+2,5%
12th in the world
1 место
K12: British School (Inspired Education)
Nurseries: Calinou French Nursery
British University of Bahrain (Salford University)
R&D: Applied Science University/London South Bank Enterprise Joint Venture
Quest International School
American School of Bahrain
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Attracting state subsidies and investments

Thanks to its expertise, contacts and successful cases, EasyHome offers a barrier-free entry into the market with government support.

Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur or an international company, Bahrain offers the infrastructure, resources and expertise to support your business. Expand your vision of the future with these resources with EasyHome.

government support

subsidies
tuition fee
50%
on wages
50%
financial decisions
wage increase
50%
on equipment
50%
State support for industries:
  • Fintech and cryptocurrencies
  • IT and robotics
  • Aluminium
  • Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Green Energy
  • Tourism
  • Medicine and education
From $3 million project size (investment, own or attracted)
Support for foreign direct investment
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Subsidies

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