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Moving to Bahrain

by handbag14 Online Now Jan 26, 2005 at 9:54 PM

My boyfriend has been offered a role in Bahrain,from Australia, and ideally i would like to move with him. I am not sure how to go about looking for a job - whether I need one before I leave, or could I get one there? Any websites I should look at, or placement companies? I have worked in finance companies for the last 5 years, and am currently managing an operational area for about 25 people. Also have a commerce degree. Where would I look for a job to be placed over there with him? Also what would a decent salary be?

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  • Re: Moving to Bahrain

    by drk16 Online Now Jan 26, 2005 at 10:56 PM

    I think you can definitely find one in Bahrain. There are a lot of finance companies here. You can try or check the Gulf Daily News website. If you can affford to live for 3-7 months without a job at first--(as it can take that long to find a job sometimes)--then definitely join hm... I dont know what a decent salary would be...but u have to come and see for yourself at first...

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  • Re: Re: Moving to Bahrain

    by handbag14 Online Now Jan 27, 2005 at 5:37 PM

    Thanks for your help! Much appreciated! Is there an aversion to women working? Do women need to be escorted around, or is it ok if your a westerner?

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    Re: Re: Moving to Bahrain

    by xty Online Now Feb 10, 2005 at 3:23 AM

    You'll get better chance of getting the job in Bahrain once you are in Bahrain. Since you're not married, you can't apply for family visa. You can have only visit visa that can be renewed every 2 months. There are plenty of financial companies in Bahrain. Moreover in 1-2 years it will open Bahrain Financial Harbour, a commercial complex where lots of financial companies will be there. However, you'll compete with locals, as part of Bahrainisation (a percentage of the company staffs must employ locals), many locals prefer to get a job in office or banking institutes. To find jobs at the beginning, visit's classified section. For more information about living and working in Bahrain, visit my Bahrain page (

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