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January 25, 2014, 01:49:48 AM on

Offline Kiwi

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I've just arrived and need to find a flat, but don't know which areas I should look in. I work in Manama but am happy to live further out. I only need 1 bedroom and do not want to live in a fancy hotel-style place if possible. Can anyone offer suggestions?

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Where to live?
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February 03, 2014, 06:38:17 AMReply #1 on

Offline Cleo

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Hello Wiki and welcome to the forum! Sorry I missed your post and your question.
What area would you like to live?

Amwaj Islands: Located in the north-east of Bahrain, in Muharraq area, very close to the Airport. Amwaj Islands consists of a number of man-made islands. If you want to be close to the beach and enjoy living as part of a mostly western expat community, then Amwaj Islands are for you. Amwaj is also great if you have dogs as they can play on the beach (clean up their mess) and the properties have gardens.In addition to residential areas, Amwaj Islands include number of bars and an up-market grocery store (Waitrose). The rents here are above average. If you are planning to live in Bahrain and work in Saudi Arabia (as most expats do), this place is not for you as it is right at the opposite end of Bahrain (Saudi Arabia is connected to the north-west border of Bahrain by a bridge).

Juffair / Adliya: These 2 places are located in the east of Bahrain and again, mostly occupied by expats. Juffair has more people from the United States while Adliya has more people from the United Kingdom and this has an impact on the culture of both areas. Juffair has the largest United States navy-base in the region. Both Juffair and Adliya has huge number of cafes, bars and restaurants. If you have an active lifestyle and you enjoy going out late in the evening, visiting bars and clubs and enjoy eating out, then these places are for you. The rents in Juffair and Adliya are relatively cheap compared to Amwaj Islands and Seef.

Seef / Reef Island: Seef and nearby Reef Island are one of the latest developments in Bahrain. Mostly consists of tower blocks and skyscrapers, these areas are targeting the high-earners of Bahrain. Some of the known buildings in Seef are Era Tower (the tallest building in Bahrain, residential building made of 50 floors), Abraj Lulu (3 residential towers facing each other), Ritz Carlton hotel and its compound, and the 2 biggest shopping malls (Bahrain City Centre mall and Seef Mall) in Bahrain. Seef used to house the iconic Pearl Roundabout where the centre of uprising and protests happened in 2011. Abraj Lulu towers were once the most expensive buildings in Bahrain but the impact of the protests (which happened right next to these towers, on Pearl Roundabout) can be seen in the rental prices on Abraj Lulu towers. Still, Seef has one of the most expensive rental market in Bahrain, a typical one bedroom flat will cost you somewhere between 450 - 550 and a 2 bedroom flat between 600 - 800 BD, depending on the building you choose to live.

Saar: Saar is close to the Saudi Causeway and is a lovely area to live. The community is very mixed, made up of English, American, Indian and Pakistani. The properties are also varied ranging from huge private villa’s to small one bedroom flats. The rent in Saar is very reasonable.

You can find more here: http://bahrainside.com/index.php/topic,1024.0.html

February 03, 2014, 06:41:26 AMReply #2 on

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Hello Kiwi! You can call Mariam: +97333787440 (Bahrain) or mail to mariamriverwest@gmail.com and he will try to find a flat for you.
There are also many resources where you can find a flat for rent.
Are you looking for a flat far from Manama?
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February 04, 2014, 03:13:35 AMReply #3 on

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Hello Kiwi!

There are many 1 bedroom flats for rent. All depends on price you are ready to pay for it.

For example, there are not very expansive flats for rent at Budaiya from only  Price 110 BD per month and there are very nice flats but surely they can cost more.

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