As-salām 'alaykum and welcome to your InterNations Community of expats in Manama. With a mixture of comprehensive information and welcoming social events, your InterNations account is the perfect place to start building your new life. Look through our selection of exclusive online guides for advice about moving to and living in Manama and find the answers to your questions, such as "what social rules should I be aware of?". Our forum provides reassurance and unique insider tips from our friendly expats who are already familiar with this process and are always forthcoming with help. We encourage you to build on their experiences and ask any day-to-day questions to set your mind at ease as you move forward with InterNations on your side.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Riyadh.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Manama expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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The capital of Bahrain, Manama is a rich metropolis of skyscrapers and activity. However, there are still traditional elements of Bahraini life to be found, including the famed storytellers and poets who perform to music and the bustling activity of the restored Bab el-Bahrain Souq. As the economic center accounts for a significant portion of GDP, Manama is home to a number of financial institutions and the headquarters of several multinational corporations. Key industries include retail at the luxury shopping malls, insurance, banking, and exporting of cars, metal ores and electronics. The Bahrain Grand Prix helps to boost tourism, which is also a key part of the economy.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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 Dubai or London, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations is more than just written resources, we are committed to helping you build a fulfilling new life through our regular social occasions. At InterNations Events you can start making new friends and meet fellow expats in Manama in person in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You'll also meet kindred spirits in our InterNations Groups dedicated to sports, adventures, photography, and film, among other topics. From receiving an open, friendly welcome to building a network of lifelong friends, let your InterNations account spur you onward to your exciting adventure.