A recently unveiled luxury real estate development is giving new meaning to Bahrain’s colloquial name, the ‘Island of Pearls’. Completed in 2021 and now dominating Manama’s waterfront skyline, Harbour Heights is Bahrain’s most advanced mixed use residential, medical, retail, hospitality, and leisure complex. Having been named Bahrain’s ‘best residential high-rise development’ at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards, Harbour Heights is already drawing attention from around the region.

Increasingly, Bahrain is becoming known in the Gulf as a hub for real estate investment and as a treasure trove of architectural gems – no easy feat in a region that boasts skylines like that of Dubai. Bahrain’s growing portfolio of international hotel brands, which now includes Minor Hotels, Accor, and Hilton alongside the likes of Four Seasons, is a testament to strengthening real estate and tourism sectors, driven by investment in visitor attractions, such as the annual Bahrain GP. Because of its new hotels and residential properties, Bahrain’s real estate sector is becoming increasingly well known as a valuable, stable and safe long-term investment opportunity for GCC and global investors searching for assets like Harbour Heights.

Harbour Heights: A world-class development

The architectural centrepiece is located opposite Harbour Row, a $180 million project owned by GFH Financial Group and managed by Infracorp. The luxurious water-facing mixed-use project sits within Bahrain Financial Harbour and comprises unique high quality residential units and a lively retail element. Incidentally, Harbour Row was crowned ‘best development in MENA’ at the Architecture Leaders Award 2021. The project reflects the Group’s focus on resilient investments in real estate that are positioned for significant growth in wake of pandemic. Perhaps more than any other Bahrain residential area, Harbour Heights features world-class contemporary design. With a meticulously designed waterfront public space, the site blends outdoor and indoor experiences mixing pedestrian bridges, comfortable rest areas, and stunning viewing points.

Real estate investment with value

Complete with interiors designed for the modern metropolitan resident, Harbour Heights promises its residents a range of properties to suit various lifestyles. A prime location with world-class amenities, a super penthouse and manicured gardens, the development will attract residents, young professionals, families, business workers, tourists and high-net-worth individuals. As one of Bahrain’s key real estate projects, Harbour Heights will feature some 40 retail outlets, facilitating a thriving business, retail and leisure hub, in line with the Group’s strategy to create sustainable value through its investments.

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Projects like Harbour Heights are reaffirming Bahrain’s position on the regional stage as a home of shiny architectural treasures and modern real estate developments. Not only is the Harbour Heights project and the Harbour Row area in which it sits a rare, highly sought-after residential development and subject of real estate investment. It is a benchmark for the Arab region and a long-term home for hundreds of nationals and expats living on the Island of Pearls.