Location of Bahrain

Bahrain is a small Arab monarchy with the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf region.[1] Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors.[2] Many large financial institutions have a presence in Manama, the country's capital. Bahrain has a high Human Development Index and was recognised by the World Bank as a high income economy.

Notable firms

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
ABC Islamic Bank Financials Banks Manama 1998 Islamic bank
Al Baraka Banking Group Financials Banks Manama 1978 Investment banking
Al Muntazah Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Muharraq 1984 Supermarket chain
Aluminium Bahrain Basic materials Aluminum Askar 1968 Aluminium products
Arab Banking Corporation Financials Banks Manama 1980 Bank
Bahrain Air Consumer services Airlines Muharraq 2008 Airline, defunct 2013
Bahrain Bourse Financials Investment services Manama 1987 Primary Bahrain stock exchange
Bahrain Petroleum Company Oil & gas Exploration & production Awali 1929 National oil company
Banagas Oil & gas Exploration & production Southern Governorate 1979 Natural gas
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait Financials Banks Manama 1971 Bank
Batelco Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Hamala 1981 Mobile and fixed
BMMI Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Sitra 1883 Retail group
Central Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1973 Central bank
DHL International Aviation ME Industrials Delivery services Muharraq 1979 Cargo carrier
Fakhro Group Conglomerates - Manama 1888 Automotive, industrial, technology, restaurants, shipping
Gulf Air Consumer services Airlines Muharraq 1950 Flag carrier airline
Gulf Aviation Consumer services Airlines Muharraq 1949 Airline, defunct 1974, now part of Gulf Air
Gulf Traveller Consumer services Airlines Manama 2003 Airline, defunct 2007
Investcorp Financials Nonequity investment instruments Manama 1982 Investments
Ithmaar Bank Financials Banks Manama 1982 Retail bank
Khaleeji Commercial Bank Financials Banks Manama 2004 Retail bank
Mumtalakat Holding Company Financials Real estate holding & development Manama 2005 Holding company
Nass Corporation Industrials Heavy construction Manama[3] 1963 Construction
National Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1957 Bank
Shamil Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1982 Retail bank
Stc Bahrain Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Manama 2010 Commercial telecommunications
Swiftair Bahrain Industrials Delivery services Manama 2008 Cargo airline, defunct 2012
T’azur Company Financials Full line insurance Manama 2007[4] Islamic insurance products
The Benefit Company Financials Financial services Manama 1997 Money movement
Western Gulf Advisory Financials Asset managers Manama 2008 Asset management, defunct 2011

See also


  1. ^ "Bahrain: Reform-Promise and Reality" (PDF). J.E. Peterson. p. 157.
  2. ^ "Bahrain's economy praised for diversity and sustainability". Bahrain Economic Development Board. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Nass Corporation BSC: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  4. ^ "t'azur Company b.s.c. (c): Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-12-20.