Bahrain ranks in the top 10 globally for expat satisfaction – the lifestyle that awaits you and your employees is superb.
Bahrain is not just business friendly—friendliness is perhaps our defining national characteristic. Bahrainis are warm and welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed, cosmopolitan and outward-looking.
Bahrain ranked number one for the second year running in the 2018 InterNations Expat Survey, with particularly high scores across ‘ease of settling in’ and ‘feeling at home’. Bahrain also placed 5th globally in the HSBC’s 2018 Expat Explorer Survey for expat satisfaction and is the only country in the MENA region to be featured in the top 5 best places to live, work, and raise a family.
Bahrain’s 4,000+ year old history as a commercial crossroads has created a legacy of diversity and acceptance. Bahrain boasts a multi-faith society that sees Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Jewish synagogues and Muslim mosques sitting side-by-side for years.
Bahrain’s history and culture stretch back millennia, so we have accumulated a powerful legacy of archeological and historic treasures, which include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Bahrain Fort and the Pearling Trail. Visitors can also enjoy modern Arab culture with a wealth of art, dining and lifestyle experiences such as the Spring of Culture and the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Surveys conducted by HSBC show that 68% of expats enjoy higher disposable income in Bahrain, with 70% finding they are able to save more than in their home countries. Furthermore, Numbeo also ranks Bahrain as having the most competitive cost of living amongst the UAE, Qatar, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.
Employees and visitors can enter Bahrain easily, thanks to our supportive visa policies: Bahrain offers a one-month visa upon arrival to nationals of over 66 countries, with the ability to renew for an additional three months.
“The people in Bahrain are very friendly, and everyone can adjust easily.”
“I don't feel like an expat in Bahrain. I feel at home.”