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I new to Bahrain just landed yesterday will be here for next two years looking for assistance can sone one help
1) which Is the best prepaid network with cheapest local and international per paid plans.
2) how do I apply for driving license , what is the procedure ,cost and time taken to obtain the license
3) can I find a furnished accommodation for me and my wife in 600 $ a month

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    Thanks anna

    posted by  Sachin Sharma in Bahrain forum 

    Thanks Anna for you detailed answer really appreciate your effort.i have crossed my label one just got mt work visa and appointment date for medical ,hopping to get my CPR soon

  • Anna Moroz

    posted by  in Bahrain forum 

    Welcome to Bahrain.
    I would like to add points to your questions:

    1. Most popular ISP in Bahrain are Viva, Zain, Vatelco. Here you can find the prices and plans for Internet in Bahrain:,1021.0.html.

    2. If you already have driving license you can use it here in Bahrain and if not - you can get your driving license. In order to obtain driving license in Bahrain, you should have a GCC or an International Driving License. For this, you should have resided in Bahrain for a minimum of three months, or should possess Bahraini Nationality. Another requirement is that you should be over 18 years of age, and should pass an eyesight test.
    With the exception of US and UK licenses and few other nations, Bahrain does not value licenses of majority of nations, and therefore, you will have to undergo a driving test (based on the license of your home country) or undertake instruction classes before appearing for the driving test.

    The driving lessons can be undertaken in driving schools on paying a certain fee on hourly basis. You should posses an International Driving Permit, which should be endorsed by the Directorate before use. You need to possess a Bahraini ID card prior to applying for a driving license in Bahrain. Once you are done with completing official procedures at the Directorate, you can choose your driving instructor.

    For UK and US licenses, and licenses of other countries, refer to the below link of Ministry of Interior in Bahrain. The Bahraini driving license will be given on applying personally to the Traffic & Licensing Directorate.

    Unlike in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain permits women to drive.
    Temporary driving licenses:

    These are the steps to be followed to obtain a temporary learning driving license:

    As an applicant, you should be over 18 years of age, should have passed the eyesight test, should be free of any disability that could hamper you from driving as per law, should possess a private car driving license (in cases when required by law) for a specific duration.

    Along with the allocated application form for a temporary driving license you will have to submit your latest photographs, full face, size 4x6 cm. It should also have a private license attached if the law requires it.

    On completing the eyesight test successfully and on meeting all the specified conditions, the license is issued on the attached form on paying the fee due. This should be endorsed by Traffic and Licensing Directorate, Bahrain.

    The temporary learning driving license will have one year validity from the date of issue. You can renew it for the same duration prior to its expiry date, on paying the required fees for renewal.
    (more info:,1084.0.html)

    3. Sure you can find accommodation for this money.

  • Sam Koshy

    Information abour Bahrain.

    posted by  Sam Koshy in Bahrain forum 

    Please do visit the following blog and select the page “Links for Reference”. You will get a preliminary official information from this page.


  • homes of bahrain

    posted by  in Bahrain forum 

    hi sachin

    welcome to bahrain

    you may contact us for furnished or semi furnished apartements all over bahrain within USD 600

    John - 33248208

  • bodoy solayao


    posted by  bodoy solayao in Bahrain forum 

    hello friend

    good that u came here in bahrain safe

    i can share some information about your no. 2 and 3 questions

    to obtain driver's license, u need to register and orig. passport and cpr are required, will cost u between 150-200 bd, and will take u 6-8 months time. in the actual driving session, it seems like u will drive 2 hrs a week

    and w/ your accomodation, i believe u can have what u wanted in that amount, and it's good to have accomodation near your company

  • Sam Koshy

    posted by  in Bahrain forum 


    Welcome to Bahrain.

    Please visit our blog and its page “ Links for reference” to get a brief idea about your doubts.

    Best Regards,

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