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How Much is the Salary of an OFW vs Cost of Living in Bahrain?

Filipinos aspire to work abroad for many reasons. Some may want the experience and professional growth, but most of the time, it’s about the money. And one of the more popular places Filipinos go to for work is the Kingdom of Bahrain because aside from the numerous job opportunities provided there, Bahrain also has a large OFW community. [...]

save money bahrain

Located on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf is the Kingdom of Bahrain, a small Arab state with a land area only slightly bigger than that of Singapore. Its name comes from the term al-bahrayn, which means means “two seas.” Unlike its oil-rich neighbours, Bahrain only has small stores of petroleum. Nevertheless, the Kingdom [...]

Guidelines for Home Quarantine and Disinfection

Bahrain has imposed strict measures amid the current outbreak, such as limiting public gatherings, non-essential travel, and closure of some establishments. Other important measures taken to contain and prevent the outbreak are home quarantine and disinfection. Basically, quarantine involves restricting the movement of a person who may have been exposed to the pandemic, but does [...]

divorce bahrain

In an earlier post, we presented a guide for those who are planning to get married in Bahrain, including Filipino expats. Today, however, we will discuss quite the opposite: getting a divorce. Of course, nobody enters marriage expecting to get divorced, but sadly, for some reason or another — it is the last resort for broken [...]

Bahrain Limits Public Gatherings, Imposes Strict Measures Amid COVID-19 Threat

Not long after the country reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, Bahrain has begun imposing stricter measures to help monitor and prevent its spread. On Tuesday, 17th March, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister, chaired a meeting [...]

Guide to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at a steady rise on a global scale, governments are at a high alert in raising awareness and sharing preventive advisories to manage and control the spread of the virus in their respective regions. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the government of Bahrain for its precautionary [...]

How to Report Trafficking Cases in Bahrain

There are thousands of foreign workers living in Bahrain, and just like in other countries, they are vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking. Fortunately, most embassies or diplomatic missions provide help in such cases. The Philippine Embassy, for instance, urges overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom to report cases of human trafficking. In addition, the [...]

Movenpick Hotel Bahrain

Visiting Bahrain is one of the most exciting experiences you will ever have if you’re planning to explore the Middle East. If you have booked your airline ticket and will soon fly to Bahrain, you have to be mindful of your whole trip. The first thing you should take care of is your accommodation as [...]

5 Rules on Smoking in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Among the do’s and don’ts in Bahrain are rules on smoking and tobacco products. In 2009, the Kingdom introduced strict laws that were ratified by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifah. ALSO READ: List of Supermarkets in Manama, Bahrain The laws include the prohibition of smoking in indoor public places, in private cars with the [...]

How to Sponsor Your Family in Bahrain

Whether you’re new to working in Bahrain or have been residing here for quite a while, most likely the thought of bringing your family has crossed your mind. After all, who wouldn’t want to have his/her spouse, children, and parents living closely in the same house? ALSO READ: How to Check Your Work & Legal Status in [...]