Codeshare partnership agreement between Emirates and Gulf Air signed.
Emirates and Gulf Air officially signed a codeshare agreement during the first day of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2022. The new partnership will offer customers combined ticketing and check-in, seamless baggage transfers and new destination options for Gulf Air customers. The agreement was signed by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline and Gulf Air’s […]
Two new natural gas discoveries in Bahrain
The discoveries were announced by Bahrain’s Oil and Gas Holding Company (Nogaholding) and are located under the Khuf and Onaiza reservoirs. The undisclosed estimated reserves have been described as encouraging in terms of quantity and production opportunities. To read more click here.
Tenders for the construction of the Bahrain Metro network will be launched early 2023.
In May 2022, a total of 11 global infrastructure giants had prequalified for Phase One which included both local and international specialist companies. The length of phase 1 is 29km and includes 20 stations and two lines. The project will be implemented in partnership with the private sector. To read more click here.
VAT registered businesses in Bahrain can now register for tourist refund services
The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) has announced businesses that are VAT registered and who provide goods that are eligible for VAT refunds can register with accredited service provider, Planet – Bahrain branch, for tourist refund services. Tourists are able to request a refund for the VAT paid on goods purchased during their stay in […]
Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) invites tenders to remediate landfill site in preparation for the development of solar project.
The work involves the remediation of a 2 sq km landfill site at Askar to prepare the plot for the development of a solar project which will have a minimum capacity of 100 MW. The solar project itself will be a separate tender and will run parallel to the remediation tender. The projects will contribute […]
Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning has invited bids for consultancy services for a major residential project in Bahrain.
Qualified consultants are invited to bid on the provision of contract management and site supervision consultancy services for the upcoming residential development located in East Hidd Village which will consist of 284 housing units. Only those engineering companies with specific qualifications will be able to participate in the tender. The last date for sending the […]
GCC nationals can now apply for an eVisa to enter Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Tourism in Saudi Arabia will now allow GCC nationals to apply for eVisas (electronic tourist visa) to enter the Kingdom using the official website ‘Visit Saudi’. In addition, residents of the UK, US and EU are now able to apply for a visa on arrival. The eVisa is already available to citizens […]
Bahrain to host the next Arab space co-opperation meeting.
The meeting, which is usually hosted in the UAE, will be hosted in Bahrain alongside the Bahrain International Air show on 8 November this year. Formed in 2019 by the UAE Space Agency, the group’s purpose is to the share information and advice amongst its members including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, […]
Leading training and coaching solutions service provider launches Middle East headquarters in Bahrain.
FrankCovey Education Middle East has launched its headquarters in Bahrain to oversee their offices in the region. The company provides some of the world’s most prominent educational leadership programs which are in place in over 5,000 schools and 80 countries. Bahrain has a growing demand for training and higher education so the launch has come […]
Bahrain performs well under a new global index.
In the new Expat Essentials Index published by InterNations under its Expat Insider 2022 survey, Bahrain scores well under different categories. Conducting normal transactions, dealing with administrative issues and getting connected ranked highly. Other measurements include finding accommodation, local friendliness, environmental concerns and quality of life. Bahrain ranked 15th out of 52 destinations overall in […]