Bahrain Economy

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NATIONAL CHARACTER: While Bahrainis are interested in and open to foreign cultures, they are also very proud of their own identity, history and culture, and are willing to share their local customs and traditions with those who are keen to learn.

 

At the national level, our main priority is to achieve financial balance by adopting a well-defined programme that accelerates national efforts to rectify the public budget situation and diversify our income, under the supervision of the prime minister and with help from the crown prince. We express pride in the strong performance of the...

 

For much of its history, Bahrain was the name for the eastern coast of Arabia. Bahrain means “two seas” in Arabic, and although it is unclear which two seas the name refers to, it has recently come to identify the 33 natural islands of the Awal archipelago.

 

GCC countries have long appreciated the importance of education for their sustained development. However, the sector, and higher education in particular, has risen as a priority over the past decade with the launch of ambitious economic diversification plans across the region. These strategies seek to harness the potential of the GCC’s...

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Bahrain 2019

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Bahrain and contacts for important government offices and services. It also features useful tips and information for first-time or regular, business or leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Economy from The Report: Bahrain 2019

Bahrain is among the smaller economies in the GCC, but it is also one of the more diversified, with well-developed financial services and manufacturing sectors. Despite its diversified economy, Bahrain nonetheless faced pressures in recent years as a result of the 2014-15 drop in oil prices. However, an aid package from other Gulf states, announced in late 2018, and an accompanying fiscal-...

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