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While Bahrain’s culture is traditional and Islamic, the country tends to be a hospitable place for western expatriates. Still, modesty is expected as well as respect for Ramadan and laws relating to alcohol and public displays of affection. While the primary language in Bahrain is Arabic, English is widely understood. Navigating the roads and buying retail is typically not overly complicated for the English speaking international. According to an Expat Insider 2015 survey, Bahrain is number one in the Middle East in the quality of life it provides to the expat community.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Bahrain

bahrain-news-agency      internations-bahrain      arabianbusiness-bahrain

Cost of Living

Cost of living

According to, the cost of living in Bahrain is close to the international average. While prices tend to be higher for such items and services as clothing, restaurants, recreation, furniture and appliances, consumer tend to make up the difference on groceries, personal care items and transport (including petrol). Accommodation prices will also appear fair to most western expats. Still, the cost of living does seem to be on the upward trajectory in Bahrain and expats should ensure they negotiate sufficient remuneration to ensure a comfortable lifestyle.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Bahrain

expatarrivals-bahrain      xpatulator-Bahrain      numbeo-bahrain



Summer and winter are the two main seasons in Bahrain. Summers are very hot and dry with high humidity. Temperatures may reach 40 and 45 degrees Celsius during June and July. The winter time is cooler with more manageable temperatures of between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius with some irregular rainfall.

Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Once you have a job offer from a school in Bahrain you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please contact the Bahrain-foreign affairs. 

Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival in Bahrain you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise the process find out more…

Please note that applicants over the age of 60 may find this process more challenging.

Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

Safety and Security

Safety and Security The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office          US State Department          BBC World News         Al Jazeera      Voice of Bahrain

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