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Old Oct 28th 2008, 7:25 am
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Hi there,

I'm moving to Bahrain at the end of Nov from London and want to bring my apple mac computer and various other electrical items...I know the plug sockets are the same but I wondered what the voltage is vs the UK?
Has anyone else brought computers etc with them and have they worked ok?!

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Hi there,

I'm moving to Bahrain at the end of Nov from London and want to bring my apple mac computer and various other electrical items...I know the plug sockets are the same but I wondered what the voltage is vs the UK?
Has anyone else brought computers etc with them and have they worked ok?!

Cheers
Voltage is UK-compatible throughout the region, mostly - it's usually plug sockets in the walls that very enormously (no common standard across the GCC).

And a word to the wise - if you're moving there alone, avoid the Formula One bar, and all the bars in the hotels along the naffer end of Government Avenue, near the Bab-Al-Bahrain.............
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Voltage is UK-compatible throughout the region, mostly - it's usually plug sockets in the walls that very enormously (no common standard across the GCC).

And a word to the wise - if you're moving there alone, avoid the Formula One bar, and all the bars in the hotels along the naffer end of Government Avenue, near the Bab-Al-Bahrain.............
(sorry, gotta ask and show my ignorance...)

why?
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(sorry, gotta ask and show my ignorance...)

why?
best not to ask, he just rambles
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(sorry, gotta ask and show my ignorance...)

why?

Ladies of dubious persuasion..
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Unless, of course, you are looking for ladies of dubious persuasion, then it's perfect
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Unless, of course, you are looking for ladies of dubious persuasion, then it's perfect
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Unless, of course, you are looking for ladies of dubious persuasion, then it's perfect
If you are looking.. check your "lady" is in fact a "lady"..
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Hi there,

I've been offered a job in Bahrain, really want to go for it though a little bit concerned about things. I'm only 19 and I will be moving out by myself.

Most of the threads are of older couples moving out, are there many people my own age?

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Hi there,

I've been offered a job in Bahrain, really want to go for it though a little bit concerned about things. I'm only 19 and I will be moving out by myself.

Most of the threads are of older couples moving out, are there many people my own age?

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Bahrain is the best location in the Middle East - more relaxed and easy-going than Dubai, less strict than Saudi or Kuwait - and still mercifully (mostly at least) traffic-jam free.

The problem you will have is one of perception. Sadly - and it's grossly unfair - single ladies of your age in this region are assumed to be working in an entirely different capacity from the one you are probably intending to pursue. (See the earlier posts in this thread if you don't know what I'm talking about).

Give us more detail about what sort of work you will be doing, and a broad hint of who you will be working for. What arrangements have you been promised, if any, about accommodation?

Do NOT under any circumstances come out alone, hoping you'll find somewhere to live after a few days or whatever - it doesn't work like that. I know a number of families in Bahrain that would look after you if it would help.

Go for it - it will be a great experience.
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Its a job within the marine industry. Do you know what the attitude to women is within this industry?

The manager has said that I can live with him and his family while I get settled in, so I wouldnt be completely abandoned!!

Got to make the decision by today aghh!!
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Its a job within the marine industry. Do you know what the attitude to women is within this industry?

The manager has said that I can live with him and his family while I get settled in, so I wouldnt be completely abandoned!!

Got to make the decision by today aghh!!
Do it.............. but be aware at all times.

Do you actually know this manager? Met him face-to-face I mean?
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Its a job within the marine industry. Do you know what the attitude to women is within this industry?

The manager has said that I can live with him and his family while I get settled in, so I wouldnt be completely abandoned!!

Got to make the decision by today aghh!!

My knee-jerk reaction is "no, fer chrissakes"..But I guess it´s a case of how much support you can get from people in the area.

If for example you where tight with one of the rich and powerful families in the area you will find that everything will go smoothly.
But being all on your own means that you are truly alone in a part of the world where tribes/clans/families have the final say in everything and single young females are not expected to go it alone unless they are A) Devoid of choice B) Outcasts C) Lowlifes..

And that is despite Bahrain being rather progressive..
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truly alone in a part of the world where tribes/clans/families have the final say in everything and single young females are not expected to go it alone unless they are A) Devoid of choice B) Outcasts C) Lowlifes..


Is it really that bad?
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truly alone in a part of the world where tribes/clans/families have the final say in everything and single young females are not expected to go it alone unless they are A) Devoid of choice B) Outcasts C) Lowlifes..


Is it really that bad?
Zoe, no it's not that bad, but don't expect it to be any different to anywhere else in the world. Would you accept the position from someone, say 400 miles away from home in the UK, where they offer to put you up? As The Dean asked, do you actually know the manager.

Not trying to put you off but there are some strange people in the world and that includes Bahrain. It could be a great experience but make sure you are safe before making any decisions.

Good luck!
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