Juffair is one of Manama's neighborhoods that you should consider when searching for Properties for rent in Bahrain. Juffair is located in the southwest of Manama city, it has a coastline on the Arabian Gulf which extends for more than 2000 square meters. So it has a variety of options for sea view and city view properties. The American Navy Base in Bahrain is located in Juffair area, it has impacted the neighborhood by the developments and constructions of companies working nearby; the workers in the naval base present a remarkable percentage of the Juffair's population. Juffair also houses one of the largest mosques in the world and Bahrain's largest mosque, Al Fateh Grand Mosque, this mosque has the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time, and it also houses the new National Library.
Juffair is a suburban area where it is rare that someone might feel bored at, as it has a diverse range of activities and places to hang out. Juffair is the first word you'd hear when you ask for recommendations for a night out in Bahrain. It is very popular for its fabulous nightlife, clubs and bars, and that's mainly because it is close to the American base and most inhabited by Non-Arabs. Many bars such as The Black Cave are located in Juffair's American Alley. Juffair also has too many 4-star hotels and most of them have their own nightclubs.
Juffair Mall is the most remarkable shopping destination where you can find LULU Hyper Market, Centerpoint, Golden Gallery for Fragrances, Muktha Cinema, and more! There is also Murjan Shopping Center in Juffair which includes a large supermarket, a restaurant, Post Office, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee shop. Moreover Al Raya Mall Shopping Center is a destination you'd like to head to a lot in Juffair. There is a new commercial road in Juffair called Al Shabab Road that houses many restaurants and retail outlets, such as McDonald's, Chili's, Nando's, Asian Zyng, Dairy Queen, Hardee's, Starbucks, Abraj Grills, and Burger King, etc.
Juffair houses one of the greatest medical edifices in the entire kingdom of Bahrain, which is Bahrain Specialist hospital. This enormous hospital provides more than 25 medical specialties, in addition to nutrition and health sciences, psychiatric and dental care, and plastic surgery. Other nearby medical facilities are Serene Psychiatry Hospital and Elite Medical Center.
There is a fair share of schools situated in Juffair such as Bahrain School; which is the only United States Department of Defense school in the GCC region, New Generation Private School and Modern Knowledge School. As for the younger kids, there are also some great preschools and nurseries in Juffair.
Juffair offers a diversity of three-four- and five-star hotels as well as motels and luxurious full serviced apartments. You will find Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair, Ramada by Wyndham Bahrain, Elite Crystal Hotel, Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, The K Hotel, Ramee Palace Hotel, and more.
Two-bedroom Apartments in Juffair can be found with a rental price of 350 BHD, while three-bedroom apartments start from 500 BHD monthly. A four-bedroom villa for rent in Juffair can cost you 900 BHD per month, and 1100 BHD for a five-bedroom one. You can find a three-bedroom Duplex with a sea view for 550 BHD per month.
If you choose an exclusive property to rent in Juffair, you will have to set up an account with the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), and register your address with the local municipality, and pay these bills yourself.
Furnished properties usually are inclusive EWA – meaning your landlord will pay the electricity and water bills, as well as the municipal rental tax, which is 10% of your rent.
If you have a fixed-term contract, it may be best for you to choose furnished so you don’t face the hassle of shipping your furniture home or the mad dash to sell it before you leave at the end of your contract.
Even though Bahrain comprises some freehold zones, which means that foreigners can buy properties in those areas, residency is only given upon buying the property among other rules and regulations. No residency is given for renting properties in Bahrain.