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PRIME Instant Offices featured in the latest Doing Business with Bahrain guide

PRIME Instant Offices is featured in the Doing Business with Bahrain guide where our services are show cased along with a case study on one of the many international companies we have helped to establish here in Bahrain. The guide provides some useful information about Bahrain, it’s economy, it’s business culture and laws. Click here […]

COVID-19 entry procedures into Bahrain via the Saudi Causeway announced.

Specific entry procedures into Bahrain have been announced for those arriving from Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway which was partly reopened in late July. The procedures include PCR testing, downloading the ‘BeAware Bahrain’ app and self-isolation rules. To read more click here.

e-Government initiatives in Bahrain ensures a second place ranking in the 2020 United Nations e-Government Survey.

Bahrain’s National Suggestions and Complaints System, ‘Tawasul’ and the National Portal, bahrain.bh, contributed to the Kingdom’s high ranking in the E-Participation Index (EPI). It reflects the ability to reach the public through multiple electronic channels through the digitizing of government, judicial and education services, particularly in light of the Caronavirus pandemic. The index is published […]

Minimal impact to banks in Bahrain from COVID-19 due to strong digital infrastructure that was already evolving.

Government bodies in Bahrain moved to the cloud and nationwide commercial 5G was rolled out. Various banks were quick to adapt, offering different unique online services. Meem was the region’s first shari’a-compliant digital banking service. Fawri and Fawri+ – the electronic funds transfer system – saw an enormous increase in usage. The financial services industry […]

Possible re-opening of the Bahrain-Saudi causeway on 27 July.

The expected re-opening of the causeway was reported by Ashara Al-Awsat newspaper who reported that the meeting of the Bahrain Coordination Committee pointed to the possibility of the reopening of the bridge on July 27. The causeway was closed on 7 March for precautionary reasons during the COVID-19 outbreak. Strict protocols will be implemented to […]

Substation work at Durrat Marina progressing.

The substation forms part of the infrastructure for the Durrat Marina development ensuring permanent electricity supply. The development includes luxury seafront villas, apartments, a yacht club as well as the marina and will be known as the ‘downtown’ of Durrat Marina. The substation work is expected to be completed before the end of the year. […]

Bahrain’s new drug factory to begin production.

Initial trial production of medicines boosting immunity will begin at Bahrain’s first drug factory located at the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP) in Hidd. The factory will not only reduce transportation and purchase costs, it will also be important in terms of research and development for the region. Work on a second factory, Gulf Biotech, […]