Building a home in Bahrain

My name is Dhiyaa, and I am a Medical Student from Oman. I’m happy to share my story on how Bahrain became my second home.

The first few days in RCSI Bahrain were a whirlwind of activity. I met so many new people worldwide, and we quickly bonded over our shared experience of starting a new chapter in our lives. My Bahraini colleagues were especially welcoming and always eager to show me around their beautiful country.

Historical places

If you’re looking to explore Bahrain’s heritage and civilisation, I recommend visiting the Muharraq Souq and the Pearling Path; they are some of my favourite places to visit as I enjoy wandering along the alleys and the old shops.

Bahrain Fort and the Fort’s museum are also great places if you wish to spend your day exploring!

Study spots

Bahrain has many coffee shops you can visit if you’re looking for good coffee and a place to study. The best thing about that is that all the places are very close to the university's campus and many restaurants!


To escape from the stress that comes with studying and feeling homesick, I often occupy myself with fun activities. There are great companies that organise activities you can participate in, such as horseback riding on the beach, kayaking and surface diving. It’s very suitable for students, especially in the summer when trying to beat the heat!

The Bahraini people are some of the kindest and most hospitable people I have ever met. They are always willing to help out a stranger, and they have a great sense of humour. I was especially touched by the way they welcomed me into their homes and families.

I came to Bahrain thinking that it was a small country with not much to offer. But I was quickly proven wrong. There is so much to see and do in Bahrain, from exploring the city of Manama to visiting the beautiful beaches. I would recommend Bahrain to anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

After four years of being here, I consider Bahrain to be my second country. The culture is very similar to the culture I come from in the Sultanate of Oman. It’s inclusive and open to everyone. No matter where you come from in the world, you will always feel welcome.