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Old Apr 16th 2008, 10:30 am
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hi there, hope someone can help. we have been given the opportunity to move to bahrain with my husbands job. can anyone tell me what its like?
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Nice and hot right now.
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its slightly overcast by Manama
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Nice and hot right now.
Such a carefull, well thought out response..

I am sure we can do better than that. Come on guys..

My only advice would be to fly over for a week or two before making a decision, see if you like the feel of the place.
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Originally Posted by admon View Post
Such a carefull, well thought out response..

I am sure we can do better than that. Come on guys..

My only advice would be to fly over for a week or two before making a decision, see if you like the feel of the place.
ok Mr nice guy
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thanks for that. it is really hard to get a good feel for the place a just wanted to know what others thought!
is it at all westernised ?
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Originally Posted by rob n lou View Post
thanks for that. it is really hard to get a good feel for the place a just wanted to know what others thought!
is it at all westernised ?
sorry, serious answer now,

yet it is westernised, but not to the N'th degree that Dubai is...

I would definately go for a visit....

Personally i like the place, it may not be to your liking thou hence the essential visit

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To give a better response, it is best if we know a bit more about yourselves.

What other countries have you visited / lived in? Bahrain is arguably the most westernised of the Gulf countries, eg you can just go in an off licence there, no permit required.
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well we have both travelled a lot, and i have lived aboad before (only europe though) but rob has not. think the thing which is worrying me most is that he will have to work 7 days a week, and i wont be working so really was wondering if there would be anything i could do.
we dont have children so there would be no links from schools etc. for a social scene.

how long have you all lived there?
thanks in advance for your help it is greatly apreciated!!
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why does he have to work 7 days a week? I wouldn't bother if that was the case.
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Well I'm in Dubai now, but spent about 4 of the last 10 years in Bahrain.

It's certainly nothing like Saudi or Kuwait in terms of restrictions a western expat of either sex may feel uncomfortable about. There are lots (and lots) of restaurants, hotels with associated bars and a few expat clubs eg british Club, Dilmun club - I'm sure they have web sites you can check out.

Manama does not have the big city feel of Dubai, more like a large town.
The one downside for me is that it is quite a small place, and so you can get a bit of a claustrophobic goldfish bowl effect after a while - but maybe that is just me.
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fab thanks for the help it is greta.

as for the 7 days a week, thats just the deal it seemed a bit odd to me but i thought it maybe was just the way there for construction?
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fab thanks for the help it is greta.

as for the 7 days a week, thats just the deal it seemed a bit odd to me but i thought it maybe was just the way there for construction?
I work in the construction industry and am currently working 6 days a week and stupid hours! It seems the way it is over here. Just make sure he gets a good package to reflect the crap hours and days. The only reason we get Friday off is because it is against religious laws to work!!
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The only reason we get Friday off is because it is against religious laws to work!!
when it suits them
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when it suits them
True! We've worked a few Fridays
Doesn't particulary bother me but I only get paid for 5 days!!
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