GFH readying site for Harbour Row development in Bahrain

Bahrain-based financial group GFH began the first steps in the construction of the more than $150 million Harbour Row development, a mixed-use luxury residential and commercial complex in Manama’s Financial Harbour. GFH Financial Group Lead Real Estate Developer Elias Karaan said the company is excited to kick off site preparations, which will benefit investors and stakeholders. Read More »

Bahrain teleport company Batelco extends agreement with global satellite company ABS

Bahrain-based teleport services provider Batelco has extended an agreement originally signed in 2011 with global satellite company ABS. The agreement allows ABS access to a variety of telecom services through Batelco's approximately 35,900-square-yard operational area. These services include MPLS, SDH national, international networks and Internet uplinks. Read More »

Batelco makes Huawei tech partner for Bahrain International Air Show

The Bahrain International Air Show’s official sponsor, Batelco, recently signed a deal to make Chinese telecom company Huawei the air show’s technology strategic partner. Bahrain’s Batelco and Huawei have collaborated on several projects in recent years. The collaborative relationship makes for a strong tech partnership for the Bahrain International Air Show in January. Read More »

Impact Estate earns honored Arabian Property awards

Impact Estate w.I.I., earned three Arabian Property Awards at the Africa and Arabia International Property Award Summit.This year’s awards include the Highly Commended Real Estate Brokerage Award, the 5-Star Award for Best Real Estate Consultancy and the Highly Commended Real Estate Marketing Award. There were hundreds of nominees, with many located throughout 25 nations. Read More »

Deadline approaching for retailers to register for Shop Bahrain

Retailers have until Sunday to register for Shop Bahrain, a 30-day festival focused on Bahrain's heritage as well as its hospitality and tourism sectors running Dec. 24 through Jan. 23. Festival activities will include VIVA Shop & Skate, a skating rink at the Al A’ali Shopping Complex; a Family Fair carnival at Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park; and a Taste Tour in Adliya. Read More »

Bahrain Public Transport employees to learn bus network management in England

The Bahrain Public Transport Company, which now operates all the Gulf nation’s public buses, is sending its network planners to the U.K. for an intensive public transport training program. The decision to send employees for training comes as part of the Bahrain Public Transport Company’s (BPTC) effort to create an efficient workforce to serve the public transport sector. Read More »

Batelco offers new Traffic Shaping Solution for broadband customers

This first-of-its-kind technology is a virtual service that provides an array of network management solutions as well as proxies and other necessities for network policy control. Customers can choose to add such services as social networking traffic management, real-time entertainment traffic management, gaming traffic management and peer-to-peer traffic management. Read More »

Gulf Air partners with ACP to offer passengers online rail tickets

As part of arrangement, ACP Rail is offering domestic train e-tickets in London, Eurostar e-tickets to Paris and Brussels, and BritRail Passes for travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales. German Rail Pass tickets are also available for Gulf Air travelers arriving in Frankfurt, and Eurail Passes can be purchased by customers flying into Paris, Athens and Istanbul. Read More »

Alba set to exceed production growth goals for the year

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Gulf nation’s leading aluminum smelter, is set to exceed its annual production growth targets, an announcement that came at the company’s third quarter meeting in a statement from Alba’s Chairman Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa; that announcement comes as the company continues its Line 6 Expansion Project, which will allow the company to massively increase output even more in coming years. Read More »