A Place in the Sun Bahrain
A Place in the Sun Bahrain; it’s almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun and for many people Bahrain is the ideal place to relocate. There are over 11,000 British people living in Bahrain with many deciding to live in Juffair or in Tubli, which has a number of nice villas and is close to the sea.
If you are considering a move to Bahrain, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
- Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
- Obtained independent legal advice
- Researched the tax regulations
- Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Bahrain, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI and Omni, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
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If you are moving away from the UK & looking at moving overseas, White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 as well as finalists in the 2017 competition.
A Place in the Sun Bahrain – About Bahrain
Bahrain is certainly the place if you like living the high life! The country has a much more liberal viewpoint to its neighbours Saudi Arabia and Qatar, although it still firmly follows the Arab belief system. One thing that every expat finds challenging is adjusting to the intense Middle Eastern heat, with temperatures reaching 45°C and humidity at more than 95 percent.
There are over 400,000 expats living in the country and whilst this number is high, anyone moving there will still have to deal with a degree of culture shock and make some adjustment to their lifestyle. Most expats moving to Bahrain do so in order to improve their job opportunities, the earning potential is high as are living standards. Most expats find work in the banking and construction sectors.
Traveling Around Bahrain
Bahrain has a very good highway network connecting all major destinations. However, once you are off these main highways, signposts are pretty hit and miss and potholes are very common! Most expats living in Bahrain choose to have a car and with the heat in summer, it is essential to have air-conditioned transport, even for short trips to the local shops. Public transport is fairly basic, comprising mostly of buses and most expats tend not to use them. There are plenty of taxis, which are reliable and cheap.
A Place in the Sun – Buying a Property in Bahrain
Renting a property in Bahrain is a relatively easy procedure, and many expats have accommodation arranged through their employer. If you have to find accommodation independently, you would be wise to enlist the services of a real estate agent.
A Place in the Sun Bahrain – Education and Schools in Bahrain
Education in Bahrain is of a high standard and most ex-pats will want their children to follow the curriculum of their home country. It is usual to choose an international school, as most will offer the British National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Program. There are more than 30 international schools to choose from, here is a brief list of some of them:
- British School of Bahrain www.britishschoolbahrain.com/
- Riffa Views International School www.rvis.edu.bh/
- St Christopher’s School www.st-chris.net/index/
A Place in the Sun Bahrain – Cost of Living in Bahrain
The overall cost of living in Bahrain is similar to that in most European countries, although this will obviously depend on your lifestyle.
The general lack of taxation has a significant impact on the cost of certain items, such as cars. On the other hand, the cost of housing is sometimes high, as is that of certain foods, particularly anything that has been imported. If you buy internationally recognised branded foods, you might pay higher prices than you would at home. In the height of summer, air-conditioning costs will escalate, rather as the cost of heating increases in winter in the UK.
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