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Strides of Success…

Several seasons have passed since our last update and not without good reason.  The past year has been one of steady progress and significance, creating yet another milestone for Bahrain Bay along its chartered path.

Described as a ‘stellar oasis of luxury living’, remarkable changes can clearly be seen at Waterbay, the iconic triple 10-storey residential towers.  As this Bin Faqih project draws ever closer to completion with its interiors designed by Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, Bahrain Bay’s silhouette certainly casts a shadow of desire.

During 2018, two new projects were added to Bahrain Bay’s portfolio. Golden Gate held a public launch in November, as did NAMA international Real Estate.  With construction having commenced, expedited activity around the sites creates ever more interest in Bahrain Bay and its ever-developing skyline.

Bahrain Bay Development has relocated its offices to new premises constructed on the North Wharf.  This prestigious setting overlooks the blue waters of the canal which runs adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel.  Modeled after a utilitarian concept, the interiors sport several unique features which boast a simple yet modern look. This includes a blend of industrial ceilings, natural plastered walls and cement floors.

Bahrain Bay’s public realm has witnessed significant popularity attracting visitors in large numbers, not only as the venue for cultural festivals and magnificent shows, but for the facilities Bahrain Bay strive to offer, bringing it to its third tenet, that being the ‘community’. This vision is to create a vibrant and distinctive neighborhood with opportunity to develop a rich artistic and cultural scene. ‘The Wharf’ and ‘The Park’ will soon be unveiled and it consists of retail outlets, office space waterfront dining, leisure facilities, illuminated walkways, flowering landscapes, art displays and a play area along with many other amenities designed to enthrall visitors with its lively ambiance. At the outset, initial response to this vision has been encouraging and anticipation is rising as glimpses of what is to soon come permeates public interest. With established brands among those taking up residence, tenancy levels reflect a very healthy trend. 2019 should see immense progress in this area as launch beckons well within the completion dates of Bahrain Bay’s ongoing projects.

We endeavor to bring you more updates in the near future.

Gagan Suri

The Vision

From its outset, Bahrain Bay’s vision has been to create a unique 21st century ultra-modern, advanced metropolis, designed to be a centre of excellence and practicality. A series of islands housing stunning structures, interlinked by modern highways giving the impression of a vast expanse of tamed blue waters. This has happened! The development is to be prestigious, adding luxury with compatibility, it is to be easily accessible and incorporate sustainability and above all create opportunity and something that future generations; one and all will utilize and benefit from.

Bahrain Bay, when complete was always seen as a ‘desired destination’, a living complex which remains alive, surprising and stimulating, rather than just another compound of office and residential blocks feeding business. Bahrain Bay is forecast to be ‘artistic’ and encouraging and indeed fashionable. Thoughtful, intelligent planning was to incorporate an actual lifestyle which the community could nurture.

For this to come to fruition, multi-purpose, multi-facility features were built in with ample flexibility for future advancements as required. The vision also included a development that stood imposingly distinct yet blended perfectly with distance from the surrounding city.

The vision was a vision in itself which makes Bahrain Bay something you cannot miss physically and it is hoped for the future that it will become a desire within us all, to experience what has been envisaged.

Our Ethics

Everyone involved in the development of Bahrain Bay is very aware of the responsibilities involved in such a complex project. Therefore there is a strict ethical code which is always followed.

This covers four main areas Community, Sustainability, Energy efficiency and the Environment.

All plans for Bahrain Bay centre on the philosophy of it being a Smart City. We are conscious of the need to both preserve precious resources and to use carefully sourced materials for the construction. Therefore, all third party developers have to comply with extremely strict criteria.

There is also the realization that to truly contribute to the economy of Bahrain, the completed development will need to be an inclusive, integrated environment offering opportunities for all.

We regard this as an obligation and a responsibility which is essential if Bahrain Bay is to become a true legacy to the Kingdom of Bahrain.


From purely a visual perspective, it can been seen that Bahrain Bay has been designed for sustainability; but sustainability comes in many forms. The 21st century’s colossal need for IT infrastructure is but one and this includes the immense need for multi-communication platforms. As technology brings new social and business needs, things can get quite messy as more and more is added around us. For years to come, if not happily for the lifetime of the development, Bahrain Bay is well advanced with all necessary conduits and transmission paths capable of anything envisaged for the next few generations at least – and it is all invisible to the onlooker, as it pipes its way in underground channels to each and every tenant.

An immediate sense of space surrounds well positioned infrastructure which dominates one’s perception as viewed looking into the development. This will never change, yet Bahrain Bay will bustle and expand to its full capacity. Local authorities have fulfilled all necessary access well ahead of time and with what might be described as discerning redundancy. Of course, as years progress, changes will no doubt be made, not only with already planned completion, but other desired necessities as they appear. From this, it is clear that Bahrain Bay has almost all eventualities well covered without a hint of clutter.

Bahrain being a very power hungry nation with its scorching summers, uses billions of megawatts keeping the nation cool. The noise print from the surrounding city’s air conditioners alone is daunting enough, yet Bahrain Bay is as peaceful as a summer garden. Today, as more and more residents move in, each will experience instant comfort throughout the year as ‘District Cooling’ pumps chilled water to every structure or structures to be, within the bay. Again, it is invisible to the onlooker as it all lies deep in the foundations. Like the demand for electricity, District Cooling is generated and powered by Bahrain Bay’s own well positioned sub stations which have ample capacity for the foreseeable future.

With the buzz words being ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘sustainability’ Bahrain Bay’s concept was developed at a time when serious considerations had to be made. Bahrain Bay’s environment depends on sustainability and the oxygen producing ample greenery is nourished by clean recycled water. Every conscious effort is made to recycle and this notion is instilled within the network.

Industry and jobs also beg for sustainability and Bahrain Bay’s contribution to both is top priority, adding great value to the community, not only supplying a futuristic first class venue for business today but creating on-going opportunity.

Quick Facts

Date Started Vision and planning process commenced in 2005
Masterplan finalised June 2006
Physical start on site July 2006
Investors Arcapita
Bahraini consortium of investors
Type of development Master planned waterfront development designed around vibrant neighborhoods of residential, commercial, and retail spaces, all based upon the unique concept of an island connected by two bridges forming an inner harbour
Anchor Developments Arcapita Headquarters
Four Seasons Hotel
Main Consultants / Contractors for Master Developer Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Atkins International.
Boskalis Westminster
Total number of buildings 40 Approx
Total gross floor area 1.450 million sq m
Total land area 450,000sq m
Bahrain Bay Contact 00973 17505555