W H Smith will open two stores, in partnership with retailer and publisher That Al Salasil, in the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport.
The shops, which are due to open in Autumn 2019, will be located landside and airside and offer a wide range of products for customers on their journey, including books and magazines, stationery, travel accessories, and confectionery and drinks. There will also be a focus on Arabic books drawing on the expertise of That Al Salasil.
Bahrain will be the ninth airport W H Smith has a presence in within the Middle-East, joining Doha, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuwait, Amman, Salalah, Dammam and Riyadh.
W H Smith currently operates 12 stores in partnership with That Al Salasil in Kuwait International Airport and in malls, including a flagship store in The Avenues, a waterfront shopping centre situated along Bahrain Bay.