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Alain Nguyen

Living in Bahrain, from France

"I used the InterNations community to find a partner for my tennis matches in Bahrain and it worked very well."

Antonia Dreising

Living in Bahrain, from Germany

"Despite the very diverse, very international character of Bahrain, I felt quite lonely as an expat -- before joining InterNations, that is. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Bahrain

  • Join our community and get to know members of Bahrain’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Bahraini expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Manama, Muharraq and many other regions

Welcome to Our Network of Expatriates in Bahrain!

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.

Next to Bahrain we host several more communities in Middle East & Central Asia, e.g., our network of China Expats. Or you might be interested in our Spain Expats community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Bahrain Expatriates

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Bahrain Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Bahrain, their partners and families.

Bahrain Guide for Expats

Bahrain Expat Guide

Expat Forum Bahrain

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Bahrain expat forums.

Bahrain Expat Forum

Bahrain Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Bahrain Expat Events

Settling Down in Bahrain

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.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Saudi Arabia Expats to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Malaysia Expats instead!

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in Bahrain

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!

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