A warm welcome to our expat community here in Bahrain! InterNations is a global network which allows expatriates from all over the globe to meet and interact with each other online and face-to-face. Whether you're looking for advice on settling in a particular city or country, or you would like to engage in networking for business or personal reasons, our platform is right for you. Our members here can provide you with a huge base of knowledge to help you with any questions you might have about moving, and help put your mind at ease about any concerns you may have about taking the step of living and working in a new country. Whether your question is, "what will I be expected to wear in public in Bahrain?", "will I have to live in a compound as an expatriate in Manama?" or "how liberal is Bahraini society compared to Saudi Arabia?", our members will have been there and done that, and will be able to give you the best possible advice distilled from their local knowledge. Once you've used our group to help you with any questions you have, you can avoid any potential problems or mistakes and focus fully on enjoying your new life.
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Bahrain, like much of the Arabian Peninsula, is home to a large number of expatriate workers due to the massive oil industry. Yet the country nicknamed "The Kingdom of the Two Seas" has also expanded its economy into other areas, so you can expect to find financiers, businessmen, and English teachers among the expatriate community. As a more liberal society than some of its nearby neighbors, it's also acceptable for foreign visitors to purchase and consume alcohol, and people moving here don't often experience too much culture shock. While most expatriates still move to Bahrain, like to most Gulf states, for business and financial reasons, it is becoming a favorite destination for a wide variety of people, and the presence of such a diverse group means that there are plenty of restaurants, boutiques and cafés to be found, so you won't spend your whole time cooped up in a compound. With its rich and vibrant culture, Bahrain is an easy place to enjoy yourself in and have a good time, so it's no wonder that its popularity is continuing to grow among expats from all kinds of backgrounds and industries.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Saudi Arabia or Malaysia, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Our members here comprise a diverse and broad group of people, ranging from all sorts of backgrounds and fields of work and interest. But as InterNations members, they also have gone through a careful approval process, which gives you the guarantee of reliable advice and polite discussion. While some members of our community have known each other a long time, they are always happy to welcome newcomers and give out advice, so don't hesitate to join up if you're an expatriate in Bahrain or are considering becoming one. When you've joined InterNations, had your questions answered, joined in a discussion or two and become familiar with the platform, you can also take your interactions offline. The community also organizes several groups for various activities and interests, from cinema to sports and nightlife, as well as providing you with the opportunity to start your own. We also host larger events where you can meet a fascinating range of expatriates from around the region — these are excellent networking opportunities, whether for business or personal reasons, and are not to be missed!