Bahrain is looking to attract expatriate Indian talent for its workforce. There are plenty of similarities between Indian and Bahraini society. It values the same aspirations as those of an outward looking member of the Indian society.
Here are some reasons why you should look for employment in Bahrain.
Quality of LifeFactors such as ease of travel to and from work, excellent work/life balance, welcoming atmosphere at work and in social situations, quality of childcare and facilities for raising children make the nation one of the most preferred destinations for employees from around the world.
Growing OpportunitiesBahrain is the Financial Services and Manufacturing hub for the Gulf region. It is an upwardly mobile economy, with GDP at current market prices valued at nearly BD 24 million and a population of about 1.2 million, with low inflation and unemployment rates. Of the nearly 700,000 strong workforce, over 77% are non-Bahrainis.
Low Cost of WorkingCost of living is one of the lowest in the region in terms of food, utilities, household supplies and personal care. The nation levies no tax on personal income.
Progressive Labor Laws for Employment in BahrainSince 2006, Bahrain has been continuously evolving its labor market policies to help welcome and protect expatriates and their families, with the aim of creating a partnership based on social equality.
Tolerant and Modern SocietyBahrain has a mufti-cultural, ethnically and denominationally diverse population. One can gather and socialize at local restaurants and cafes, and pork and alcohol are available from licensed outlets, hotels or restaurants. Modest dressing for females is advised but not mandatory. English is widely understood and spoken, the crime rate is low and violent crime even more so.
Living and RecreationThere is plenty of shade available and buildings are climate controlled. There are a number of recreational facilities, including sports clubs, where you can play the most popular sports in India, such as cricket and football, along with other members of your community or even local enthusiasts.
Tourist AttractionsTourist attractions include the seventh century Al Khamis mosque and the ultra-modern Formula One racetracks at the Bahrain International circuit. Being situated at the middle of the Persian Gulf, it is well connected to nearby popular destinations, like Dubai, Muscat and Riyadh.
The Labor Market Regulatory Authority regulates and controls work permits for expatriate employees and also grants licenses to hiring agencies. Make sure to check details and permissions on the authority's official website while looking for employment in Bahrain.