Bahrain Financial Harbour

Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) – Kingdom of Bahrain

In the past years, Bahrain has earned itself a prosperous reputation among its neighboring countries in the Middle East and all around the world. According to the Gulf Daily News (GDN), Bahrain was recognized to be the world’s fastest growing financial centre based to the third edition of the Global Financial Centres index (2010).However, considering these aspects and the country’s strategic location, Bahrain has emerged investments to its land which has inevitably gained it the character to be the financial capital of the Middle East district and gave it a very strong economic fundamental. This essay highlights a $1.5bn project; the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) which its foundation stone was laid in 2002, construction started in 2004 and was completed 5 years later. This project has contributed significantly to the economy as a whole, and created a new face for trading opening the sea front for foreign exchange which will aid to the rise of the country’s GDP.

Present function and use

The BFH project aimed in re-enforcing Bahrain posture to be the financial capital stated the world finance (2008). Bahrain used the help of its local resources to design the structure of the BFH, Ahmed Janahi Architects, the building consisted of dual skyscraping towers, right and left that includes the following.
  * High class office and residential areas,
  *   Health and educational facilities
  * A Beach resort that’ sets on its own private island
  * A Dhow harbour to replace the previous harbour of Mina Salman
  * Retails and leisure facilities on site of around 41 hectares of space, etc.

With so much facilities and quality induced, AJ has succeeded in designing a fulfilling project that would create an overwhelming environment which would be suitable to accommodate a numerous functions that will enhance the attractiveness of Gulf Co-operation Council nations for global financial sectors.
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