Bahrain is a small country and essentially everything in the whole country is nearby. However the country is divided into towns with different areas. The main towns are Manama, Riffa,
The Gulf region is known for being hot, it is after all a desert climate and Bahrain is no different. There are no definite seasons in Bahrain and temperatures vary from mild to hot. There is a summer and winter season. The summer months are considered to be between April and October. The average temperature is 40 °C and can reach 48 °C during June and July. The remainder of the year is considered winter is more pleasant with moderate temperatures that range between 10 and 20 °C.
Bahrain is one of the most tolerant countries in the Middle East when it comes to dress code, Abaya (long black dress) is not a required, however, there are some general guidelines that should be observed by both men and women. You should also not wear clothing that is too tight or see through. In general the Bahrainis are very tolerant of other cultures.
There are many social and sports clubs in Bahrain that expats use in order to meet new friends, get fit and socialize. Because Bahrain has so many expats these clubs are generally welcoming to all. As with any country that has an influx and transience of people there are also unofficial meet up groups such as coffee mornings, ladies clubs and book clubs that operate on a word of mouth basis.
There are so many education options in Bahrain from nurseries to kindergartens, from primary to secondary schools, university to further education and adult education courses for language classes. There's so much to choose from!
Overall, Bahrain is a very friendly country and a wonderful place to raise a family.