With its prime location on the northern coast of Manama, Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) is a master commercial development that was opened in 2007 with the aim of promoting the Kingdom of Bahrain as a major financial center in the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East.
The master development plans to achieve that by forming an integrated developmental system that includes under its roof the best financial companies. It also includes the headquarters of the Bahrain Stock Exchange.
The most prominent component of Bahrain Financial Harbour’s development is probably the Twin Towers – Commercial East and Commercial West, the tallest among all of the towers of Bahrain so far which dominate the Bahraini capital’s skyline with a height of 260 meters comprising 53 stories.
Bahrain enjoys a strategic location in the heart of the Gulf region, with the main business centers of Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha nearby, no more than an hour away.
Where is Bahrain Financial Harbour located?
Situated within a close distance from King Faisal Highway, Bahrain Financial Harbour is just 10 minutes from Bahrain International Airport, and 20 minutes from King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain to the eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition to that, it is also close to Bab Al Bahrain, Bahrain’s commercial beating heart.
The specifications of Bahrain Financial Harbour:
Spanning over 380,000 square meters of land, Bahrain Financial Harbour has established itself from day one of the most prestigious business hubs in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Designed to accommodate all the different types of financial and commercial firms. Bahrain Financial Harbour enjoys one of the most advanced infrastructures in the island kingdom.
The twin towers are equipped with, in addition to a two-level reception area, high-end facilities and amenities to ensure that it meets the needs of all of its occupants whose numbers are estimated to exceed the 2,500 employees at least, in addition to 800 visitors daily.
Bahrain Investors Center has designated 3,700 square meters to serve as a one-stop-shop for all the needs of investors, with a single-window system used to establish start-ups and new businesses.
Remarkable Occupants and Tenants:
Being the outstanding landmark it is, it was only normal for BFH to house the offices of some of the vital institutions and organizations in Bahrain like the Bahraini Ministry of Transportation in the 9th, 32nd, and 33rd floors, the Land Transportation Office in the 32nd floor, and the Saudi Visa Services Office in the second floor.
Other renowned tenants include Bank Al Khair, JS Bank, Gulf One, Zadea, Bahrain Post, and BNP Paribas.
The Harbour Gate
Harbour Gate is the retail hub and hanging-out spot in the master development of Bahrain Financial Harbour; it includes restaurants and cafes dedicated to servicing businesses.
It also has an ongoing program of cultural events throughout the year, which aims to create a vibrant atmosphere for both tenants and visitors.
The gate offers a range of business units and shops for food and beverages available for rent, with competitive terms.
The towers provide a wide range of office suites available for rent with competitive terms. Office spaces range from 50 square meters to 1,800 square meters per floor.
Space distribution allows tenants to make the best out of the space without needing to plan a lot. Tenants can also choose from equipped or unequipped spaces – according to their desire and needs.
There are also a number of service operators at the Harbour who provide smaller wings with more flexible lease terms, as well as a business center that provides a full range of affiliated services.
Private Business Club
The Capital Club an exclusive private club for businessmen members, located on the fifty-first and fifty-second floors of Commercial East.
The club provides a range of premium services to its members, in addition to restaurants that serve delicious Arab and Western cuisines in a relaxed and entertaining setting.
Bahrain Financial Harbour includes 24 elevators, all working sequentially, thereby contributing to the reduction of wait times.
Control systems are available throughout the Harbour, in addition to a CCTV system, which works with the help of 600 cameras providing high-level comprehensive insurance.
It has a dedicated service area in the basement, to serve all floors and the gate. There are over 3,000 parking spots with designated areas for employees and visitors.
Fiber-optic cables guarantee the Harbour is using the latest information and communication technologies.
Fire alarm systems are tested and training on emergency evacuation operations is held on a regular basis. The help desk can be reached on the phone round the clock, for all matters relating to management and maintenance.