The commercial and retail centre of the Bahrain Financial Harbour Development

“Al Khaleeji Commercial Bank is a long standing tenant of The Harbour. Our Head Office is based within The Towers and we have a retail branch within Harbour Gate. The availability of visitor car parking, allows neighbouring companies and our customers to call in at any time.”

Mahdi Alasbool
Khaleeji Commercial Bank

Helping you feel at home at work.

Harbour Gate is the commercial centre of Bahrain Financial Harbour. It comprises some 26,000 sq m of commercial space over six floors and 866 car spaces in total spread over four levels. The 4th floor of the property currently houses the Bahrain Bourse (stock-exchange).

Harbour Gate links both of the Harbour Towers and other office buildings within the Bahrain Financial Harbour master plan as well as the multi-storey parking. Harbour Gate provides 300 guest and visitor parking spaces with the remainder currently leased to existing office tenants.

Entry to the Harbour Towers from the visitors car parks is via lifts to the second floor of Harbour Gate.

From here escalators speedily transport residents, guests and visitors to the ground floor reception of both Harbour Towers East and West.

A village in the centre of the city.

The 2nd floor of Harbour Gate is the Harbour’s central commercial zone which houses a variety of vendors aimed at meeting the needs of the tenant staff who currently work here and includes coffee shops, quick service restaurants, convenience store, post office, copy / print shop, retail bank and Saudi visa centre.

Besides the 2,500+ tenant staff within Harbour Towers, the Harbour Gate also currently attracts around 800 visitors daily.

A new lease has been signed with the MOICT (including the Bahrain Investors Centre) over 3,700 sq m on part 2nd and part 3rd as well as 5,300 sq m being the whole of the 5th floor of Harbour Gate. This will result in around 400 new tenant staff working here and a substantial increase in the number of visitors. They are expected to commence operations by the 2nd quarter of 2016. This will make Harbour Gate a key business destination.

The Bahrain Investors Centre will have representation for the following entities:

• Electricity and Water Authority
• Ministry of Justice & NP
• Ministry of Transportation
• Tamkeen
• Economic Development Board
• Mumtalakat
• Assay office / gold hallmark testing lab

In addition to the above we expect the following to require space to meet the needs of MOICT customers:

• Law firms
• Legal translators
• Notary public
• Registrars

A growing attraction makes the Gate attractive to vendors.

Due to the expected increased occupancy, Harbour Gate is now an attractive location for a wide range of Quick Service Restaurants and Fast Food outlets on the 2nd floor, as well as Casual Dining food & beverage operations on the 3rd floor to meet the needs of the tenant staff, their guests/visitors and complimentary commercial and services uses. These units already have the required water, drainage and ventilation services enabling plug-n-go on completion of fit out. Some of these units benefit from access to terraces on the south-side of the property.

On the second floor there are 15 units suitable for Quick Service Restaurants and Fast Food, as well as 14 units suitable for alternative uses.

These units range from 44 sq m to 120 sq m. Some units adjoin each other, so it may be possible for these to be combined to create larger units.

In addition, to these units there is around 1,500 sq m of commercial space in the East Tower accessible from the Atrium. The East Tower Atrium comprising 600 sq m is also available with this space, as well as the two terraces between the East Tower and Harbour Gate.

Set out below is an indication of the range of uses who will benefit from this location:

• High quality Casual & All Day Dining Quick Service Restaurants
• Fast Food / Coffee shops
• Tea Salons / Licensed Bar
• Restaurant / Gym
• Health & Fitness Club
• Travel Agents
• Dry Cleaning
• Photography Studios
• Nursery / Day Care Center
• Stationery / Printing shop
• Pharmacy
• Convenience Stores
• Telecommunication shops
• Tailors
• Shoe Repairs
• Clothing Alterations
• Retail Banks / ATM’s
• Currency exchanges / Money transfer

Harbour Gate is a suitable location for a wide range of uses i.e. not just business/ commercial uses as Harbour Gate aspires to become a lifestyle destination. Given our central location, easy access and plentiful parking, Harbour Gate is likely to grow from strength-to-strength.

Harbour Gate

Typical open plan layouts

Schedule of areas

Floor Floor Areas
2nd FloorFrom 65 sqm to 150 sqm per floor
3rd FloorFrom 110 sqm to 1000 sqm per floor
Total Leasable Area26, 000 sqm

Orientation through
Harbour Gate

Harbour Gate is the epicenter of the Bahrain Financial Harbour master plan development. The aim is to further develop the area to make it a vibrant after office hours attraction. The cut-away 3D images illustrate access and visitor/tenant flow through Harbour Gate. Obviously, the 2nd floor offers great potential to outlets given the passing trade.

Current tenants at Harbour Gate include:

  • Basement – Visitors Parking
  • Ground – Visitors Parking
  • 1st – Tenants Parking
  • 2nd – Tenants parking
  • 2nd – Bahrain Investors Centre
  • 3rd – Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
  • 4th – Bahrain Bourse
  • 5th – Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

9 to 5 –
then 5 to late.

A wide range of social events can be easily accommodated, either in the ground floor lobbies of the Harbour Towers, the third floor atrium space and the fabulous 600 sqm event/art gallery space on the 3rd floor West Atrium of Harbour Gate.

The type of events envisaged include art exhibitions, photography events, fashion shows, product launches, music and drama events.

Harbour Gate is a suitable location for a wide range of lifestyle uses capable of maximising the full potential of the 2,200 sqm space on the 6th floor of Harbour Gate. These include cinema licensed F&B outlets.

“IT HAS BEEN A REAL PLEASURE HELPING LAUNCH “ART AT THE HARBOUR.” I DON’T THINK MANY ARE AWARE THE HARBOUR HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL EVENTS SPACE. THIS IS FANTASTIC FOR CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES. RECENTLY, SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN UTILISING THIS SPACE. THE HARBOUR HAS BEEN BAHRAIN’S BEST KEPT SECRET AND I’VE NO DOUBT IT WILL VERY SOON BECOME THE EVENING AND WEEKEND DESTINATION IT ALWAYS SHOULD HAVE BEEN. TOGETHER, WE CAN INSPIRE AND SHARE CREATIVITY TO ENSURE THE HARBOUR IS A SECRET NO MORE.”

THAJBA NAJEEB
ARTIST

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