Celebrating The Everyday

With free, compulsory public school for all citizens, Bahrainis are among the best-educated people in the Arab world, guaranteeing a workforce that is skilled and ready for the highly technical demands of today’s global economy.

Bahrain and the U.S. have a long history of partnering to foster the value of education and cultural exchange. Since 2006, over 137 Bahrain’s cultural richness and open economy distinguishes the nation as an attractive destination for everyone from entrepreneurs to tourists. Bahrain’s modern roads, international airport, digital infrastructure, public services, medical facilities and schools are considered among the best in the Middle East, if not the world.

Getting to Bahrain

Located just 25 kilometers from Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Bahrain is easily accessible by sea, air, and even car via the King Fahd Causeway. Completed in 1986, the causeway provides a symbolic and virtual link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, connecting the archipelago to mainland Arabia for the first time since people first inhabited the islands. Today, the causeway serves as a vital link to the entire Middle East.

Getting to Bahrain
Manama skyline

A Vibrant Capital, Manama

Private International Schools

Manama is a vibrant cosmopolitan center offering an open economy and an educated workforce enhanced by modern cultural amenities like museums, shopping, restaurants, and fine hotels. Antiquities reflecting Bahrain’s rich cultural history, from pearl jewelry to pottery, copper goods, and gold rings all share the stage at the Bahrain National Museum. A vibrant avant-garde art community keeping Bahrain on the cutting edge.

Architectural and Cultural Heritage

Bahrain is rich in cultural heritage, from its waters, where an ancient pearling culture thrived for millenia, to the many archeological sites that dot the islands.

Bahrain is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Bahrain Fort and Dilmun ruins; the Bahrain Pearling Trail on the island of Muharraq; and the Dilmun burial mounds. Other noted historical sites include The Barbar temples, the A’ali burial mounds, the Bahrain Fort, Arad Fort, Bait al Jasra Mosque, the Khamis Mosque, the over 400-year-old Tree of Life, and the Al Areen Wildlife Park.

Dilmun Burial Grounds

Top Among Middle Eastern Countries for Human Development

Bahrain ranks proudly among the top of Middle Eastern countries on The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) annual index on human development. The index ranks countries based on statistics like access to medicine and medical care, life expectancy, infant mortality and availability of safe drinking water.


Bahrain boasts a modern, technologically-advanced, and comprehensive healthcare system with many qualified Bahraini doctors, many of whom have studied abroad and returned home to practice. Full medical healthcare is available through both private and public systems. Public medical services are often free or subsidized.

Bahrain is a leader in the global fight against COVID-19 and a supporter of the race to find a vaccine.


Existing healthcare facilities include:

  • Nine private hospitals, staffed by Bahrainis and expatriate professionals
  • Three government hospitals
  • 23 government health centers across the country
  • A network of dental clinic health centers
  • Extensive maternity health care services

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Arabic is the official language of Bahrain, but English, Farsi, Hindi, and Urdu are spoken widely. Most notably, English is considered the official language for business in Bahrain and in the Gulf.

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