Location, Culture and Pinoys in Bahrain

Location

Middle Eastern archipelago, the Kingdom of Bahrain, is positioned near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, at Saudi Arabia’s east, and at the northwest of Qatar.


Bahrain’s capital, Manama, has several huge financial structures that make their financial industry prosperous.


Culture

Interesting facts:

1. Bahrain is the smallest among the Arabian countries, having an area of only 750 square kilometers.


2. Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands


3. Bahrain, which in Arabic is bahrayn, means two seas.


Demonstrating respect and courtesy to Bahrain’s culture and religion are of vital importance. Some examples of showing respect are wearing long trousers or shorts, not showing signs of affection in public and always avoiding confrontation, especially with a local.

Pinoys in Bahrain

As of 2012, there are over 40,000 Filipinos living in Bahrain. It is starting to gain popularity, especially among OFWs. Common jobs for OFWs are accountants, engineers, construction contractors and even government staff and also increasing are those working in hotels and restaurants.