Moving to Bahrain
Are you planning on moving to Bahrain; This 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 more than 400,000 expats 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.
The Property situation if you are thinking of moving to 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.
The following site has a selection of properties for rent: http://bahrain.dubizzle.com
Schools if moving to Bahrain
Education in Bahrain is of a high standard. Generally ex-pats will want their children to follow the curriculum of their home country and usually choose an international school. Most schools will offer the British National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Program.
There are more than 30 international schools to choose from and the following site will help you find an appropriate school: https://www.bahrainpropertyworld.com/expat-information/bahrain-international-schools/
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Bahrain
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting. A quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if you are thinking of moving to 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. 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.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Bahrain
The currency used in Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD), which is divided into 1,000 Fils. There are over 400 ATMs in Bahrain, all of which are operated by BENEFIT (Bahrain Electronic Network for Financial Transactions). If you are using a bank card issued by any Bahraini bank, you will not incur any charges at these machines.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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