Read CBRE’s Bahrain Real Estate Market Review Q1 2022, which provides our latest real estate market overview, covering the Kingdom of Bahrain’s office, residential, hospitality and retail sectors.

Key takeaways from the report include: 

  • SLRB data shows that total real estate transactions for Q1 2022 were significantly higher than the same periods in 2021 and 2020. However, the figures still sit substantially below their 2019 totals.
  • Looking at Bahrain’s office sector figures, visitation to workplaces exceeded its pre-pandemic baseline and climbed to 4.8% in March.
  • Tracked quoted apartment sales rates increased by 2.3% compared to 2021, reflecting the first positive rate variation in recent years.
  • Branded retail occupiers, particularly in the fast food and convenience segments, are continuing to pursue expansion strategies. Drive-thru concepts remain popular to meet the expectations of customers.
  • In terms of occupancy within the hospitality sector, there was minimal change in the year to March 2022 versus 2021.