Expats working in Bahrain will fast find the high salaries and no personal taxes an easy incentive for putting in the hours the daily grind demands.
In the past, Bahrain has been regarded as a wealth hotspot among expat professionals and with most reporting a higher percentage of disposable income than they had in their home country. Unsurprisingly, this has drawn expats to Bahrain and by some accounts the majority of the population living in Bahrain are foreigners.
However, recently salaries in Bahrain have not been keeping up with the pace of global salary trends, which has slowed the flow of expats into the kingdom.
To legally work in Bahrain, expats need a sponsoring employer who can file an application for a work visa on their behalf. The company is required to justify why they were unable to source the particular candidate's skills from the existing Bahraini workforce.