Bahrain’s GFH rebrands flagship project to ‘Harbor Heights’

Featuring advanced engineering and architectural designs, Harbor Heights, located in the heart of the Bahraini capital, consist of one- to five-bedroom apartments. Some of the key facilities include a super penthouse, health club and spa, swimming pools, manicured gardens and several recreational amenities.
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Updated 01 July 2020

Bahrain’s GFH rebrands flagship project to ‘Harbor Heights’

GFH Properties, the real estate arm of GFH Financial Group, has announced the rebranding of one of its flagship projects — the Villamar development — to “Harbor Heights.” The change comes amid the continued upgrading and strong advancement of the project whose progress has been recognized at the recent holding of the Ministerial Committee for the Development and Infrastructure Projects by Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, deputy prime minister of Bahrain, who applauded GFH for its commitment to finishing the project and achieving the further transfer of units to owners. 

The “Harbor Heights” name has been selected to better capture the landmark development’s prime harbor location and in line with the significant enhancements that continue to be made to the project, bringing its value proposition and market positioning to new “heights.” 

With the upgrades made to the development, “Harbor Heights” is set to emerge as one of Bahrain’s most advanced, luxury mixed-use residential, retail, hospitality and leisure complexes. The property is spread across 35,900 square meters, featuring a built-up area of more than 250,000 square meters. 

Harbor Heights includes five main elements namely: The Three Twisting Towers, Lifestyle Apartments, Terraced Villas, Terraced Podium and Sky Villas. Featuring advanced engineering and architectural designs, the project consists of one- to five-bedroom apartments. Some of the key facilities include a super penthouse, health club and spa, swimming pools, manicured gardens and several recreational amenities. 

Shaikh Hamed Al-Khalifa, CEO of GFH Properties, said: “We’re extremely pleased to announce another major milestone for this iconic project and the unveiling of a new brand ‘Harbor Heights’ that better encapsulates the essence of this project and the world-class lifestyle destination that we are establishing. Already designed to the most exacting standards, we continue to make strong enhancements to the project ensuring the delivery of Bahrain’s most luxurious, dynamic and sought-after residences and retail and hospitality complex.

“With over 150 residential units handed over in the completed Tower B, we continue to show our commitment to delivering value to buyers, investors and our partners. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the government of Bahrain and in particular Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa and the Ministerial Committee for the Development and Infrastructure Projects for their tremendous support for the project and their efforts to help us bring to life another major center for business, leisure and tourism in the Kingdom.” 

Show apartments, which have been upgraded and furnished,, are ready to view with a limited number of units still available to purchase with GFH’s 5-year payment plan.

GFH Properties is a specialist real estate developer currently managing up to $1 billion worth of end project value. The company has a portfolio of multiple landmark projects known for innovation.


MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Updated 24 September 2020

MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company (MYNM), the official BMW Group importer in Saudi Arabia, has launched the long-awaited and redefined five-door Mini Countryman.

“The new Mini Countryman is instantly recognizable as the biggest and most versatile member of the Mini model family. Characterized by its formidable performance, agility and personality, the model is perfect for motorists who crave individuality,” the company said. 

The spacious model not only has five fully fledged seats, but features a touchless-opening electric tailgate and a fold-out picnic bench, which is compactly stowed away in the car’s luggage compartment.

From the outside, the model boasts a distinctive silhouette with a
reimagined radiator grille that underlines the Countryman’s powerful design. Adorned with the Union Jack pattern, the rear lights emphasize Mini’s history and its rugged yet contemporary new look.

The Countryman’s interior design includes ergonomically optimized controls for ease of access, which both the driver and the front seat passenger can enjoy, alongside LED lighting that adds a stylish ambiance to the cockpit.

Under the hood, the ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms of traction, driving stability and agility. Adding to the enhanced engines portfolio, the vehicle achieves a balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In terms of power, the Mini TwinPower Turbo technology is used on both 3- and 4-cylinder petrol engines, which provides a power range between 100 KW/ 136 hp to 225 KW/ 306 hp. Meanwhile, the Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 also features an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

Mark Notkin, BMW Group  managing director at MYNM, said: “As one of our most versatile models, the Mini Countryman has always been the ideal car for our most daring buyers. Defined by its supreme mobility, the Mini Countryman can take on any terrain, whether it be city streets or more rugged paths.

“As the presence of the Mini Countryman grows in the region, we are confident that this launch will prove valuable among customers who are looking for adventure-level performance in the compact segment.”