A high quality of life
Life in 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. We’ve been ranked as the 1st in MENA for work & leisure and ease of settling in based on the 2021 InterNations Expat Insider Survey.
A welcoming and tolerant society
Bahrain’s 4,000+ year old history as a commercial crossroads has created a legacy of diversity and acceptance. Life in Bahrain boasts a multi-faith society that sees Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Jewish synagogues and Muslim mosques sitting side-by-side for years. Based on the 2021 InterNations’ Expat Insider Survey, Bahrain is ranked 1st in MENA for feeling at home & finding friends, and personal happiness.
Our rich cultural heritage
Bahrain’s history and culture stretch back millennia, so we have accumulated a powerful legacy of archeological and historic treasures, which include three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Bahrain Fort, the Pearling Trail and the Dilmun Burial Mounds. 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.
Competitive costs of living in Bahrain
The 2021 InterNations Expat Survey shows Bahrain is 1st in MENA for personal finance. Also life in Bahrain is ranked 1st Globally in Cost Effectiveness for Mid-sized & Small cities, based on FDI Intelligence’s Global Cities of the Future 2020/2021 ranking.
Easy and liberal visa policies
Employees and visitors can enter Bahrain easily, thanks to our supportive visa policies: Bahrain offers a one-month visa upon arrival to nationals of 67 countries, with the ability to renew for an additional three months. Bahrain has also extended its eVisa eligibility to 114 countries.
Source: KPMG Cost of Living Report 2021
Quotes from InterNations Expat Insider Survey 2021
“The people, locals and expats, are among the highlights of living in Bahrain.”
“Bahrain offers an equal opportunity to everyone who wants to succeed and develop in any field of life or work. This is the place for anyone to try their luck.”