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With its long history as a trading centre, its wildlife and its ancient forts and mosques, Bahrain has strong appeal to draw in visitors from near and far. Made up of more than 30 islands, the archipelago is easy access for people living in the Gulf region – making it a prime destination for short stays – and visitors are able to check in to...

 

Thousands of Bahraini citizens are set to move into new properties in 2017 as the government makes good on its pledge to provide 25,000 new homes by the end of 2018. The houses and flats have been funded through the Ministry of Housing (MoH), the Gulf Development Fund and through public-private partnership (PPPs) agreements. The homes are...

 

How would you describe the growth prospects of Bahrain’s real estate market in 2016?

 

The kingdom is set to see a number of residential, retail and hospitality properties launched in 2017 as the country’s real estate sector pushes ahead with new developments. The macroeconomic issues affecting the country and its GCC neighbours, as governments in the region trim expenditure in response to the global slump in oil prices, do not...

 

Being a short distance from more populous nations means Bahrain’s retail sector is strongly linked to tourism, with many visitors coming to the kingdom for the express purpose of shopping. Around 11m people drive across the King Fahd Causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain every year, and according to a tourism survey for the third quarter...

 

Having pioneered the first housing public-private partnership (PPP) in the GCC, what improvements would you suggest for the future?