Bahrain is set to get a brand new exhibition and convention centre in Sakhir by mid-2022.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Crown Prince,laid the foundation stone of the future Convention Centre, underlining its importance as a means to attract even more events to the Kingdom.
The Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sakhir will be built on a 309,000 square metres of land. The 149,000 square metre main building will include ten exhibition areas, totalling 95,000 square metres, along with dedicated areas for retail and events. The facility will also include a 4,500 square metre conference hall divided into three separate hi-tech rooms, in addition to twenty-seven small and medium sized conference and meeting rooms. The Convention Centre will be a model site characterised by an imposing infrastructure, as well as the highest standards in technology and service.
HRH the Crown Prince noted the significant growth of the exhibition and convention sector, which has transformed Bahrain into the destination of choice for a number of high-level international and regional events, as well as a number of corporate activities throughout the year. He emphasised that the centre reflects the Kingdom’s efforts to increase competitiveness, contribute to economic diversification and growth and meet the aspirations of Bahraini citizens.