A Guide To Jobs In Bahrain
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A Guide To Jobs In Bahrain

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors. The country's capital, Manama, is home to many large financial structures. Bahrain has a high Human Development Index and was recognised by the World Bank as a high income economy.

In 2008, Bahrain was named the world's fastest growing financial centre by the City of London's Global Financial Centres Index. Bahrain's banking and financial services sector, particularly Islamic banking, have benefited from the regional boom driven by demand for oil. Petroleum production and processing is Bahrain's most exported product, accounting for 60% of export receipts, 70% of government revenues, and 11% of GDP. Aluminium production is the second most exported product, followed by finance and construction materials.

With its highly developed communication and transport facilities, Bahrain is home to a number of multinational firms and construction proceeds on several major industrial projects. A large share of exports consist of petroleum products made from imported crude oil, which accounted for 51% of the country's imports in 2007.

Bahrain has announced plans to invest over $22 billion on infrastructure projects over the next four years, according to Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). Major infrastructure projects in the island kingdom include the Bahrain International Airport modernisation project, the development of Al Jazair Beach, projects in Durrat Al Bahrain, expansion of the aluminium smelter at state-owed Alba and a project being carried out by Bahrain Petroleum Company.

Though the main source of revenue or commercial activity in Bahrain stands as petroleum products, however, there is a major shift in the economy towards retail sector, banking, IT and more. In real terms there are huge job opportunities across the traditional sector (oil & gas) as well as the newer sectors that are growing within the country of Bahrain.

There are many reasons for the rapid generation of jobs in Bahrain namely fast growing economy, growing population of expats, growth of tourism, rapid development of infrastructure & so on. Job opportunities exist in each & every sector in Bahrain namely oil & gas, civil & construction, banking, IT, hospitality, medical, pharmaceutical, infrastructure services, government departments and so on. Bahrain, Gulf Jobs is home to huge no. of expats from all over the world in pursuit of transforming their dreams into reality.


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