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Guide To Life in Bahrain

Guide To Life in Bahrain

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Guide To Life in Bahrain

Guide to expat living in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Here we take a look at the overview of all the things you need to know about living in Bahrain- from the currency to the road systems and everything in between. If you are thinking of moving here to work and have questions about Bahrain, we have the answers. You will find useful information about education for your children, what you will need to do in order to get your visa, expatriate living, how to pay your bills and what it's like to live here... you will find it all right here.

  • The EW Guide to Ramadan in Bahrain

    It doesn't matter if you're new to Bahrain or an existing expat, reading up on what the Holy Month is all about is extremely useful. So here's our guide to everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan.

  • Residential Areas in Bahrain

    Bahrain is a small country and essentially everything in the whole country is nearby. However the country is divided into towns with different areas. The main towns are Manama, Riffa, Sanad and Isa Town. Many expats choose where to live according to where they are working or where their children are going to school.

  • The Weather In Bahrain

    The Gulf region is known for being a hot, desert climate and Bahrain is no different. There only 2 seasons in Bahrain- summer and winter and temperatures vary from mild to hot. The summer months are considered to be between April and October. The average temperature is 40 °C and can reach 48 °C during June and July. The remainder of the year is considered winter is more pleasant.

  • British Embassy Job Vacancy in Dubai

    The British Embassy in Dubai is looking for a Consular Prevention Coordinator to work on a 6 month fixed term full time contract. This role will be based in Dubai and starts immediately.

  • Public Holidays 2016 - 2017

    There are lots of public holidays in Bahrain and it's great for your to know in advance the dates so you can plan ahead. Some dates are fixed and some are moon sighting dependent. Here we take a look at the holiday dates for Bahrain for 2016/17. Now you can start to plan your next holiday for 2013 and beyond! or plan some time to relax or join in any festivity celebrations.

  • Medical For Visa In Bahrain

    All residents in the Kingdom of Bahrain will need to get a medical examination for their Visa. You are required to do a medical check up in your country of origin from approved GAMCA medical centre before moving to Bahrain and once Bahrain you will undergo another medical examination before getting your residents permit. We've gathered all the answers to your questions and put them all in one convenient place for you

  • Visit Visa For Bahrain

    Fancy visiting Bahrain? Not planning on staying for long? It is possible for nationals of certain listed countries to get a visit visa on arrival and residents of certain GCC countries too or you may have to apply in advance at the Bahraini embassy in your country for an entry visa. If your trip to Bahrain is just a visit you might have questions on how to get a visit visa and if you do we've got the answers here for you!

  • Paying Your Utility Bills

    The Bahraini Government gives its residents a number of ways in which they can settle their water and electricity bills. The web portal set up by the government gives an insight into how utility bills, among many others can be paid, we have a short guideline here for you so you can start to get your monthly payments organised and make sure you don't get cut off or any overdue reminders!

  • Bahrain Dress Code

    Bahrain is one of the most tolerant countries in the Middle East when it comes to dress code, however there are some general guidelines that should be observed by both men and women. Bahrain is a muslim country as well as having many other nationalities living there and you don't want to be causing any offence or feeling uncomfortable when out and about.

  • How To Make Friends In Bahrain

    Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience and after the dust has settled from the move you might find yourself at a bit of a loose end and missing your friends and family back home. Here we've got a great article on how to get out there and get making a new social circle for yourself!

  • Charities In Bahrain

    You may want to support local charities and societies during your time in Bahrain whether it's through your time, volunteering or in donation form. If you are particularly philanthropic or are in need of assistance yourself this is a list of charitable organisations that ExpatWoman has put together. All the organisations operate within Bahrain and are easy to reach

  • Safety & Security In Bahrain

    Here we have the latest advice from the British Embassy about safety and security in Bahrain. Around 8,000 to 10,000 British nationals live in Bahrain, and thousands more visit each year. Most visits are trouble free. During demonstrations, roads can become blocked, resulting in diversions. These may re-route you to areas you are unfamiliar with. You should familiarise yourself with alternative routes to and from areas you frequent.

  • Useful News Sites, Websites and Blogs In Bahrain

    Here we take a look at some great Bahrain blogs, websites, news sites, facebook pages and others you may find interesting. Blogs are especially great to find out what expat life in Bahrain will be like. Some of the bloggers below have been blogging for years and their archives are packed full of really useful information. There's also links to Bahrain based news websites so you can see what's happening on a daily basis... enjoy!

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