Fabled to be the site of the Garden of Eden, Bahrain was once home to the mysterious Dilmun, one of the world’s oldest trading civilizations, that served as a link between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Three millennia later, from modest pearling beginnings to modern day business hub, the island’s strategic location in the Arabian Gulf continues to position it at the crossroads between the East and the West, where it serves as a gateway to the Middle East for global travelers and traders alike.
Bahrain is consistently voted as the best destination for expats to work, live, and raise a family in the Middle East and North Africa. From landscaped residential enclaves to luxurious resorts, Bahrain offers a coveted lifestyle with a young, cosmopolitan outlook, world-class healthcare, acclaimed restaurants and shopping destinations to a burgeoning arts and foodie scene. Adventure enthusiasts can savor the thrill of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, scuba diving and watersports around the island, while history buffs can travel through time at several UNESCO World Heritage sites. A tantalizing blend of Arabian hospitality and the latest mod cons, this hidden pearl of the Middle East provides both visitors and residents an experience like no other.
Bahrain International Airport
Visitors per year
Hot Summers, April – October Average Temperature: 29ºC Mild
Winters, December – February Average Temperature: 20ºC
Bahrain National Museum
Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Bahrain International Circuit
Jebel Al Dukhan
Tree of Life
Bahrain World Trade Center
Al Areen Park
Festival of Lights
Bahrain Jazz Festival
The Avenues Carnival
Bahrain Speed Racing Championship
Centrally located in North Riffa near the Bahrain National Stadium, American School of Bahrain (ASB) opened its doors in September 2020. Lauded as one of the best school facilities on the island, ASB’s campus has been designed in line with the latest educational research and modern pedagogical standards. Naturally lit classrooms and open spaces encourage collaboration, project-based learning and interactive teamwork, while state-of-the-art connectivity and seamless technology integration optimize our learning environment for modern teaching. High quality sports facilities offer ample opportunities for students to develop their physical skills and adopt a lifelong love of wellness. With caring and dedicated teachers, and experienced leadership, the ASB community collectively strives to provide an educational environment where each graduating student has developed the skills to think independently, to respect themselves and those around them, to have a passion to make the world a kinder and safer place and to think critically and creatively.