The Pearl of the Arabian Gulf

Known as the pearl of the Gulf, Bahrain’s reputation as a relatively liberal and modern island has made it a favourite with travellers in the region.

As the land of the ancient Dilmun civilisation, Bahrain has long been a trading centre linking east and west and has been one of the Gulf’s most important commercial crossroads for over 4,000 years.

Bahrain has a central geographic location to the Gulf states of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates and is physically connected by road to Saudi Arabia – the region’s largest single economy. Saudi Arabia is less than an hour’s drive away whilst other Gulf destinations can be reached within an hour’s flight.

Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre

Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre

UBM AEM runs a busy calendar of trade exhibitions, conferences and public shows in Bahrain, serving the needs of the Middle East

In Bahrain, our shows take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, a modern exhibition complex offering some of the finest facilities in the Middle East. Situated within 5 minutes of downtown Manama and close to all major hotels and shopping malls, the centre’s facilities include:

  • 16,000 square metres of purpose built pillarless exhibition space with underfloor service
  • Modern conference facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Communications centre
  • Car parking for 800 cars
Name Kingdom of Bahrain
Capital City Manama
Area 707 sq km (273 sq miles)
Population 668,000
Time Zone GMT/UTC +3
Languages Arabic (official); English (widely spoken)
Dialing Code +973
Currency Bahrain Dinar (BD)