Arab Achievement Awards Decisions Made
The Second Arab Investment Summit in Abu Dhabi just took place, giving out Arab Achievements Awards to recognize companies and projects that have shown exceptional performance. Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) was proud to be named the “Best Mixed-Use Development Project” with its $3 billion financial community landmark.
Judging the Competition
The awards are judged by property developers and equity financiers from around the Middle East. Lina Mubarak, the BFH public relations and corporate communications manager, collected the award from Obaid Al Shaikh Al Noaimi and Juma Mohammed Al Kait, assistant under-secretary, Foreign Trade Ministry.
The BFH managing director Dr. Omar Al Mardi said,
“We are delighted to have won the Arab Achievement Award in this category and feel proud to have contributed to the development of Bahrain as well as the Middle East. This prestigious award is a reflection of our hard work and determination that serves as symbol for our kingdom’s vision and inspiration for the future. Despite the crisis faced in the country recently, BFH regained a sense of normality in their operation and business was back on track almost immediately.”
Dr. Al Mardi added that, even in the time of unrest and political upheaval that we’ve had now, 65% of the office space has been leased at the financial center.
BFH’s Important Role
Dr. Al Mardi added that, “As the financial hub of Bahrain, BFH plays an important role in developing the kingdom’s economy and attracting foreign direct investments which have propelled Bahrain’s ‘business friendly’ image internationally.”
BHF actually covers 380,000 square meters of waterfront property with office space, luxury private accommodations and a five-star hotel. It also has retail space and leisure and entertainment facilities.