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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Manama

Hello to all Americans in Manama! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Manama? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Manama which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Manama is a very international city. The Bahraini capital is a cosmopolitan city known for its historic sights, old souq (bazaar), varied cuisine, strong banking and retail sectors, and much more! With the local bus services and a comprehensive road network, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the suburban districts, which are just an easy commute away from Manama’s center.

Although Manama has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Manama, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Manama
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    From United States of America, living in Manama
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    From United States of America, living in Manama
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    From United States of America, living in Manama
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    From United States of America, living in Manama

Meet other Americans in Manama

Connect at Our Events in Manama

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Manama. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Manama. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Manama.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Manama Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Manama expat forums. When you arrive in Manama, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Manama. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Manama to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Vintage Wine Bar at the Gulf Hotel
    3 replies
    Jan 17, 11:18 PM
    Community member

    Hi guys... Seriously the coolest bar in the Kingdom! And this is why we are having our next event there! Check out the invite below: InterNations Bahrain welcomes you to VINTAGE; The kingdom’s …

  • 3 Day Jivamukti Yoga Workshop @La Fontaine
    2 replies
    Feb 12, 9:00 PM
    Community member

    Aravinth, this teacher will blow your mind. There are apparently only a few spots left in the evening session - Yogeswari has done extensive training in India, too, and she brings a lot of spiritual …

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"An important financial hub in the Middle East, Manama can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Manama? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Manama’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Bahraini capital has to offer, from the Bahrain National Museum to the Al-Fateh Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Manama and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Manama.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Manama and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Manama Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Manama at Our Events

Our community in Manama is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Manama’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the coral reefs of the rocky northern coast. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Bahrain nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Manama!