GFH Properties, the real estate arm of GFH Financial Group, today announced the signing of three top tier international brands that will establish their franchises as part of the dynamic retail offering under development at the landmark Harbour Row waterfront project located in the heart of Manama.

The move will see Scarpetta, PittaBun and ByChloe serve discerning customers in the 14,000sqm of retail space, which is expected to open to visitors in the first quarter of 2020, with fit out works progressing swiftly alongside other works across the development.

Harbour Row’s retail area, which will comprise of a diverse group of world-class retail outlets including internationally known F&B franchises and a host of global retail brands, is expected to become one of Manama’s most vibrant retail and commercial area and is also comprised of more than 300 luxury, state-of-the-art apartments split between the development’s East and West Side in addition two top five-star hotels.

Cementing Harbour Row’s position as a leading lifestyle and tourism destination, GFH Properties recently announced agreements that will see the establishment of xxx-room luxury hotel and residences to be managed by H Hotels, who have built a world-class portfolio of well-known properties and brands in the region and internationally, as well as the opening of a 160 room Accor boutique hotel – Mama Shelter.

Commenting, Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa, CEO of GFH Properties , said, “ This is another exciting milestone for Harbour Row and the development of another exciting and vibrant retail and commercial centre in the heart of Manama and the Bahrain Financial Harbour. We’ve created a world class concept and value proposition for retailers and we’re delighted to see such strong and positive response from top international brands looking to establish their presence in Harbour Row. As we move towards the opening, we look forward to unveiling a stellar mix of well-known and sought after retail brands and outlets.”