List of companies of Bahrain

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Location of Bahrain

Bahrain is a small Arab monarchy in the Arabian Gulf. Bahrain consists of a group of islands between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. It is an island country situated near the western shores of the Arabian Gulf in the Middle East. It is a small archipelago centered on Bahrain Island, its largest land mass. It is just 23 km (14 mi) east off Saudi Arabia, connected to it through the King Fahd Causeway. The peninsula of Qatar is also nearby, about 50 km (31 mi) to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. Iran lies 200 km (124 mi) to the north across the Arabian Gulf. The population in 2010 stood at 1,234,567, including 666,172 non-nationals.[1] It is 780 km2 in size, making it the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.[2]

Bahrain had the first post-oil economy in the Arabian Gulf.[3] Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors.[4] 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[edit]

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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

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 Retail Muharraq 1984 Supermarket chain
Aluminium Bahrain Basic materials Basic resources Askar 1968 Aluminium products
Arab Banking Corporation Financials Banks Manama 1980 Bank
Bahrain Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Muharraq 2008 Airline, defunct 2013
Bahrain Bourse Financials Financial services Manama 1987 Primary Bahrain stock exchange
Bahrain Petroleum Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Awali 1929 National oil company
Banagas Oil & gas Oil & gas producers 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 Retail Sitra 1883 Retail group
Central Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1973 Central bank
DHL International Aviation ME Industrials Industrial transportation Muharraq 1979 Cargo carrier
Fakhro Group Conglomerates Manama 1888 Automotive, industrial, technology, restaurants, shipping
Gulf Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Muharraq 1950 Flag carrier airline
Gulf Aviation Consumer services Travel & leisure Muharraq 1949 Airline, defunct 1974, now part of Gulf Air
Gulf Traveller Consumer services Travel & leisure Manama 2003 Airline, defunct 2007
Interactivo Gulf Technology Software Manama 2010 Digital design, branding, SEO, app development
Investcorp Financials Financial services Manama 1982 Investments
Ithmaar Bank Financials Banks Manama 1982 Retail bank
Khaleeji Commercial Bank Financials Banks Manama 2004 Retail bank
MTI Consulting Industrials Support services Manama 1997 Management consulting
Nass Corporation B.S.C. Industrials Construction & materials Manama[5] 1963
National Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1957 Bank
Shamil Bank of Bahrain Financials Banks Manama 1982 Retail bank
Swiftair Bahrain Industrials Industrial transportation Manama 2008 Cargo airline, defunct 2012
T’azur Company b.s.c. (c) Financials Insurance Manama 2007[6] insurance
The Benefit Company Financials Financial services Manama 1997 Financial services
VIVA Bahrain Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Manama 2010 Commercial telecommunications
Western Gulf Advisory Financials Financial services Manama 2008 Asset management, defunct 2011
Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Conglomerates Manama 1890 Travel, shipping, technology

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "General Tables". Bahraini Census 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "The smallest countries in the world by area". 
  3. ^ "Bahrain: Reform-Promise and Reality" (PDF). J.E. Peterson. p. 157. 
  4. ^ "Bahrain's economy praised for diversity and sustainability". Bahrain Economic Development Board. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Nass Corporation BSC: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  6. ^ t’azur Company b.s.c. (c): Private Company Information - Bloomberg