King Fahad causeway’s reopening ‘reviving trade’

Restaurants reported 50% increase in business

  
A Bahraini man holding Saudi and Bahraini national flags welcomes Saudis as they enter Bahrain, after Saudi authorities lift the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Fahad Causeway, Bahrain, May 17, 2021.

A Bahraini man holding Saudi and Bahraini national flags welcomes Saudis as they enter Bahrain, after Saudi authorities lift the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Fahad Causeway, Bahrain, May 17, 2021.

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Several economic sectors are seeing a noticeable revival following the reopening of King Fahad Causeway and Saudi Arabia allowing its citizens below 18 to travel to Bahrain.

Businessmen and economists told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej that the reopening of the causeway has resulted in a big increase in the number of Saudis visiting Bahrain, which in turn has led to an increase in demand.

Restaurants reported 50 per cent increase in business, gold and jewellery sector a staggering 70pc rise and hotels 30pc, they say.

Saudis represent more than 50pc of the purchasing power for the main shopping malls in Bahrain, they said, expecting a further increase in the demand for gold in the next two months.

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