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New Expats: Five Things That Will Help You Live A Prosperous Life

by BTM

Sun, 30 October 2022

New Expats: Five Things That Will Help You Live A Prosperous Life

So you’re done with all the admin involved in moving to Bahrain and now you’re ready to begin experiencing the busy and engaging city life of the archipelago but it’s often hard to decide where to begin. 

We have compiled a list of things to consider when getting settled into your new life in the Kingdom. 
Here are five must-do things to help get you settled after moving to Bahrain and becoming an expat. 

These days, there are apps for almost everything and apps can often be a lifesaver. Here are three apps to download to help you get settled; Talabat, PropertyFinder and Internations.

Talabat is an online food and grocery delivery company founded in Kuwait in 2004. 

As of April 2021, Talabat was available in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq.

This app was created to help people with finding a home in the Middle East. “Whether you're buying or renting, you want a villa or a flat, we have it all,” read the description on the app store. 

Property Finder searches properties throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and includes English and Arabic support. 

As the world's largest network for people living and working abroad, InterNations has built an ecosystem that allows people to network, socialize, and find expat-relevant information — both online and face-to-face. Much like Tinder, but for expats looking for a community.

Get a (social) life
For some, finding friends is hard enough and building a social life may be even harder. However, there are a few things you can look into to make that a little easier.

To build a social life in Bahrain, you could consider joining a club like the British Club, a Rugby Club or the Dilmun Club. 

DestressThere is no denying the stress that comes with moving and getting settled in and there is no shortage of outlets for that stress in Bahrain. 

To help unleash your expat stress, try some art classes from Passion Art BH, gym class or meditation.

Those who have kids would need to look for a school and the Bahrain Schools Guide and Edarabia are great resources for finding the perfect fit. 

Go exploring 
Not only is Bahrain a blend of modernity with traditional Muslim culture, but it is also a beautiful archipelago. To enjoy the scenery that the Kindom has to offer, check out the beach.

Get familiar
Adjusting to new life also involves knowing what you should and should not do so we advise getting to know the rules and regulations of your country by asking your HR/sponsor to guide you through

Get help
Coming from typically Western countries, living in Bahrain might come with a cultural shock. Nannies, drivers and maids are a normal part of life in the Middle East. Getting help from a driver, cleaner or nanny may make your transition to living as an expat much easier.