Living_in_Bahrain by marcusjames


Living in Bahrain

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For anyone considering living in Bahrain this article is an introduction
to the country, the entry requirements and to living and working in

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The Kingdom of Bahrain basks in the warm, clear and calm waters of the
Persian Gulf and is an incredibly prosperous and multi cultural country
becoming increasingly popular with professional expatriates seeking well
paying employment in a low taxation country where the standard of living
in Bahrain is incredibly high and the local people are liberal and
tolerant towards other cultures.

Bahrain manages to maintain a relatively neutral foreign policy and
because of its general liberalism it's a great place for Western
expatriates to experience a totally new life abroad. These facts mean
that the number of international citizens living in Bahrain has increased
substantially in recent years and directly contributed to the fact that
Bahrain now has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world.

For anyone considering living in Bahrain this article is an introduction
to the country, the entry requirements and to living and working in

Citizens of all nations other than Gulf Cooperation Council countries
require a visa to enter Bahrain with the majority of those moving to live
in the Kingdom being sponsored for their visa by their employer. The
range of visas available is vast with much depending on whether the
applicant has a job offer, is a spouse or dependent of an employed person
in Bahrain, the country the individual heralds from etc., and therefore
those considering travelling to Bahrain should initially contact their
nearest Bahraini embassy or visit the Kingdom of Bahrain's Ministry of
Interior website to find out which visa they should apply for and how to
go about the application process.

The capital city of the Kingdom of Bahrain is Manama and most expatriates
live in and around the capital and work in one of the Kingdom's main
industries which are petroleum production and processing, IT,
telecommunications, hospitality, medicine or banking. As a result of the
popularity of the location, property for sale and rent in Manama is
offered at a premium and those moving to work in Bahrain on a firm job
offer should try and negotiate some money towards their housing as part
of their overall remuneration package.

Unlike in some other Arab nations foreigners are permitted to own
property in Bahrain and because the economy of the nation is so strong
many see investment into property in Bahrain as a solid move to make.
However for those keen on living in Bahrain the first step to take is to
secure a job offer and then to rent housing while settling into the
Kingdom and ensuring it is right for them before committing to the
purchase of immovable property assets that can be slow to liquidate
should the individual in question decide to leave the Kingdom.

Finally it's worth noting that the standard of living enjoyed by
westerners living in Bahrain is incredibly high. As stated Bahrain is a
prosperous country and one offering residents and visitors alike a
cosmopolitan destination with exciting nightlife and incredible shopping!
Hence it is of no surprise whatsoever that the number of international
expatriates moving to the Kingdom ever year is on the increase.

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