Bahrain Politics, Geography, and Culture

Bahrain means ‘two seas’ and is situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. It is an Islamic constitutional monarchy and is ruled by a Sunni king. It was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery but developed the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf, the result of decades of investing in the banking and tourism sectors.

Summers in Bahrain are very hot with temperatures known to reach up to 50 °C (122 °F). Bahrain’s national bird is the bulbul while its national animal is the Arabian oryx. According to the UN, Bahrain has one of the fastest-growing economies in the Arab world with petroleum production and processing as Bahrain’s most exported product, and aluminum production as the second-most exported product, followed by finance and construction materials.

The major language spoken is Arabic, and the main religion is Islam. Bird watching (primarily in the Hawar Islands), scuba diving, and horse riding are the most popular tourist activities in Bahrain.

2021
May 1May Day
May 13Eid al-Fitr
May 14Eid al-Fitr Holiday
May 15Eid al-Fitr Holiday
July 19Arafat Day
July 20Eid al-Adha
July 21Eid al-Adha Holiday
July 22Eid al-Adha Holiday
August 10Muharram
August 19Ashoora
August 20Ashoora (second day)
October 19The Prophet’s Birthday
December 16National Day
December 17National Day (second day)
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 0%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 5%
  • Addax Bank B.S.C (Local Bank)
  • Allied Bank Limited (Local Bank)
  • National Bank of Bahrain B.S.C. – NBB (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait B.S.C. – BBK (Commercial Bank)
  • Ahli United Bank B.S.C. AUB (Commercial Bank)
  • Arab Bank plc (Commercial Bank)
  • Bahrain Development Bank B.S.C. – BDB (Commercial Bank)
  • BMI Bank B.S.C – Subsidiary of Al Salam Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • BNP Paribas (Commercial Bank)
  • Citibank N.A. (Commercial Bank)
  • Credit Libanais SAL (Commercial Bank)
  • Eskan Bank B.S.C. (Commercial Bank)
  • Future Bank B.S.C. (Commercial Bank)
  • Arab Bank plc (State Bank)
  • Habib Bank Limited – HBL (Foreign Bank)
  • HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • ICICI Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • Mashreq Bank PSC (Foreign Bank)
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi (Bahrain Branch) (Foreign Bank)
  • National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K. – NBK (Foreign Bank)
  • Standard Chartered Bank – SCB (Foreign Bank)
  • State Bank of India (Foreign Bank)
  • The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance – Jordan United Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • United Bank Limited – UBL (Foreign Bank)
  • Alubaf Arab International Bank (Bahrain) B.S.C. (c (Foreign Bank)
  • Askari Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)

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