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Working in Al Khobar and living in Bahrain

Old Mar 30th 2021, 2:54 am
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Question Working in Al Khobar and living in Bahrain

Hi Bahrain Expats,
I am considering working in Al Khobar. I wonder about the pros and cons of commuting daily form Bahrain to workplace?
Any comment/ feedback will be highly appreciated.

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Old Mar 30th 2021, 6:45 am
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Pros are you're living in Bahrain.
Cons are the causeway. Can take a long time to get across and unpredictable times. Also, you can't rely on it being open at the moment due to C19.

​personally I'd just live in Khobar and visit Bahrain the odd weekend. It gets boring after a while there.

Or if you really need your fix, stay Khobar in the week, and Bahrain at the weekend.

But a daily commute is a no for me.
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Hi nonthaburi- thank you for the input indeed!
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My husband did this for a few years and whilst the causeway has its difficulties (sometimes 5 hours) he preferred living in Bahrain as he felt far more relaxed. He had lived in Khobar for quite some time prior. I asked him if crossing the causeway was worth the hassle and he said absolutely as he was far more comfortable in Bahrain. Eventually he obtained a VIP pass which made life much easier as it would only take 15 mins to get across. Unsure as to how Covid is affecting these crossings now.
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Thank you WW for your feedback.
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Hi nonthaburi- thank you for the input indeed!
Sadly, It's good advice he could leave work the same time as you on a Thursday night drive 2 hrs down to Riyadh board a plane and still beat you to the bar.
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Might worth considering HiHo, not sure thought with Ramadan approaching it might be possible to do so, but will keep the option!
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