Located on Muharraq Island, Busaiteen is a small village in Bahrain with a unique location overlooking the gulf waters and enjoying one of the longest beaches of the kingdom of Bahrain. Busaiteen means orchards in Arabic so it is called "Busaiteen" because of the large number of orchards found in it. This beautiful town accommodates around 42,000 people, most of whom are Bahraini families. Busaiteen also borders the International Bahrain Airport road to the south and it is linked to Manama by Sheikh Isa bin Salman Causeway, which provides quick access to the capital’s most vibrant districts. Busaiteen’s economy is all about agricultural activities; it is especially known for date production due to the huge number of palm trees it owns. Also, fishing comes as another major economic activity in Busaiteen because of the area’s long coastlines that cover two of its four sides.
Busaiteen offers many essential facilities including Muharraq Health Center, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and King Hamad University Hospital which has a capacity of 311 beds.
Busaiteen town contains several large mosques like Rashid Lootah Mosque and Abu Hanifa Al Numan Mosque.
There are many educational institutions in Busaiteen include Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Institute of Technology, in addition to multiple schools like International French School of Bahrain and Al Hidaya Al Khalifia School, the latter is renowned for being the first school to be built not only in Bahrain but in the entire GCC region.
The Ministry of Education operates area schools. Boys' schools in Busaiteen include Al-Busaiteen Primary Boys School, Al Hidaya Al Khalifia Secondary Boys School, and Al-Muharraq Technical Secondary Boys School. Girls' schools in Busaiteen include Al-Busaiteen Primary Girls School and Al-Busaiteen Intermediate Girls School.
Busaiteen houses two of the major clubs in Bahrain; Bahrain and Busaiteen Sports Clubs, not to forget the entertainment and leisure destinations like Al Jazeera Cineplex and Avenue 11 which includes several restaurants and cafes stacked on both of its sides.
Here's to mention Busaiteen Shopping Center, a two-storey shopping mall which is currently being built in Busaiteen; it will feature more than 100 outlets for world-class lifestyle brands, in addition to a huge car-parking area.
Busaiteen is a freehold area; which means that expatriates and non-Bahraini citizens are allowed to own properties in the area.
Additionally, Busaiteen is known for its suitable villas' prices in comparison to other areas of Bahrain. Prices vary according to the number of bedrooms and all amenities that each villa offers.
For example, you can find villas for rent in Busaiteen with prices that start from 500BD for an unfurnished villa. Four-bedroom unfurnished villa costs around 700BD, while a five-bedroom unfurnished villa starts from 800BD.
A fully furnished villa for rent in Busaiteen starts at 750BD. A three-bedroom fully furnished villa costs around 800BD monthly, while a four-bedroom fully furnished villa starts from 1000BD.
The following points are points you should give attention to before signing the leasing contract:
Important note: By law, you are required to give your landlord three months’ notice if you wish to leave before the end of your lease.
Your landlord can ask for one or up to three months’ rent in advance – one of which will serve as your security deposit, and you will receive back in full at the end of your contract, provided you do not damage the furnishings or property. After paying your deposit and the first few months’ rent, you can choose to pay it monthly, quarterly, or even yearly.
If you choose an exclusive villa to rent in Busaiteen, 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 villas 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.