Where to Live

Where to Live

Bahrain continues to be the GCC’s location of choice, among both expatriates and nationals. Not only do we offer the highest quality of life; people who live here are among the most content.
 
HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey 20141, which describes the opportunities and challenges that expatriates face away from home, places Bahrain 5th in the world (behind Switzerland, Singapore, China and Germany).
 
In the detailed findings, Bahrain was globally considered:
• 2nd for ‘expatriate experience’ – overall quality of life.
• 9th for ‘raising children abroad’ – childcare and education.
• 11th for ‘expatriate expenses’ – everyday costs and disposable income.
 
What is more:
• 62% of expatriates say they enjoy a good work-life balance in Bahrain, versus the 40% global average.
• 38% of expatriates enjoy a more active social life since moving, compared to the 28% regional and global average.

Various international real estate agents operate in Bahrain (click here for a list of real estate agents), and they will gladly guide you through the prices and facilities. Whether you are looking to buy or rent a property, there is a wide variety of villas, compounds, apartments – unfurnished, partially furnished or fully furnished.

In areas such as Saar, Janabiya, Hamala and Budaiya you will find villas and compounds, with pools if you wish. In Juffair, a bustling restaurants and nightlife zone, you can rent modern flats and apartments. You can also buy a vacation home in one of the following key developments:

Diyar Al Muharraq is the biggest private urban development project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Spanning an area of 12 square kilometres, Diyar Al Muharraq is the pinnacle of urban living with the development of residential, business, and leisure property located off the northern shore of Muharraq Island. It will accommodate over 100,000 people, offering an unprecedented opportunity for Bahrainis and others by creating new jobs, new homes and new tourism destinations, and by fostering an immense contribution to the economy as a whole.
The unique $2 billion Al Areen development is spread over an area of 2 million m2.14 The project transforms its distinctive desert location area into a diversified range of health, residential, hospitality and entertainment components. Major components of the development include the Al Areen Palace and Spa, “The Lost Paradise of Dilmun” Water Park, Hotel Al Areen, Al Waha Resort, Oryx Hills, Downtown Al Areen, Sarab Al Areen and a number of residential villages, entertainment and recreational facilities.
Durrat Al Bahrain, located on the south coast of Bahrain, aims to be an exemplary 21st century resort island city. This 21 million m2 master development has been created across a cluster of 15 spectacular islands. It will host more than 2,000 beachfront villas, 3,600 executive apartments and offices, luxury hotels and spa resorts, parks and entertainment precincts, mosques and international schools, premier retail malls and restaurants, a 400-berth marina, and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by leading international golfer, Ernie Els.
Amwaj Islands is a development project created with a vision of returning waterside living to the people of Bahrain. Amwaj Islands combines residential, commercial, and retail space in a 4 million m2 community situated off the coast of Bahrain near Muharraq and just 15 minutes from the capital, Manama. The mixed-use development provides 9.5 kilometres of beachfront land. The islands are connected to the mainland by a 3 kilometres highway.
1HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey 2014 - View