To help you prepare your move to Bahrain, here’s some excellent tips on relocating there.
Decide in which area you’d like to live before making your choice. The most common expat neighbours are: Riffa Views, Saar, Janabiyah, Adliya, Seef or Amwaj Islands
If you relocate with your family choosing the right school for your children should be your main concern. Most of international Schools in Bahrain are usually packed with long waiting lists so you need to be very organized or your kid’s school may be located far away from your home.
If you’re bringing pets to Bahrain with you, you might be concerned that some mandatory vaccinations are needed. Plan well in advance, because the process can take three months.
There is virtually no public transport available in Bahrain, except taxis. This is going to change during the next years, but now, traffic can get very congested because everyone using a car.
Although Bahrain is a Muslim country, it welcomes other religions and traditions. There are Catholic churches and Hindu Temples and they are also Christmas and Easter celebrations.
Bahrain is full with shopping malls, you can buy virtually anything here that you can get in most countries. A good tip will be join Aramex shop and ship. It is 40 $US for a lifetime membership allowing you to shop in over 10 countries and have the goods sent to your home in Bahrain at a small cost.
Once you arrive one of your priorities will be to have internet at your home as soon as possible. In some properties, the charge of the Internet is included in your rent which is a very good option. But if you have to look for your own supplier ,there is a large number of internet providers but ensure you check they work well in the area. The best TV provider is OSN. Note that If you wish to watch your home country TV through your PC, then you will need to install a good VPN ( Virtual Private Network).