5 Thrift Ideas to Save Money in Bahrain!

It’s always a good idea to save money. Here are some ways you can do so in Bahrain. 

1. Netflix and Chill!

Prep time: you’ll need to set up a Netflix account
Savings: anywhere from BD20-BD50 a month
Cool factor: Unlimited choice in movies and time range.


The movies aren’t really that expensive (BD3 per person), but if you make a day of the movies; you’ll inevitably get attracted to the shops with clothes, or the restaurant, or the gelato counter. But if you stay at home and watch a movie, the most you can do is order pizza; so it’s still a big saving. Hook up with your local dealer to get your Netflix account today.

2. Spend a day at Al Jazayer Beach

Savings: a lot more than if you go to the mall
Cool factor: beaches and sand

al jazayer beach

Now that it’s summer, its time to hit the beach! Al Jazayer is one of the more popular local haunts and you can easily spend a day frolicking around here. Gather the family for a barbecue, walking on the beach, photo ops, and/or snorkeling and other water-sports if you so wish. Also, frisbee and beach volleyball.

3. DIY Beauty

Preparation: 20 minutes to half an hour for beauty treatments
Savings: a lot more than if you go to the spa
Cool factor: you can make this a date with your girlfriends


Spas and salons are costly, but you can get your treatments at a fraction of the price at home with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. For example, to give your hair sun-kissed highlights, just apply lemon juice to your strands and leave it. Voila! Instant hair-color. To depuff eyes, put some used teabags on your peepers and put your feet up.

4. Shop at Ramez

Savings: a lot more than if you go to ordinary supermarkets
Cool factor: each and every member of your family is bound to find something they like here


The ubiquitous Ramez has been the stuff of many families’ shopping trips for years. Inside you can find lots of things you need (and many others you don’t!) at basement prices. Dinner ware, kitchen ware, fabric, jewelry, cosmetics, food, name it and its here. You can even find lots of things to send home on the balikbayan boxes.

5. Buy clothes at Splash

Savings: a lot more than if you go to other clothing outlets
Cool factor: hip and trendy pieces go for as low as BD5


Although City Centre has pricier outlets, the iconic Splash is your go to for hip and trendy clothes at a bargain price. With outfits for men, women, and children featuring the latest trends in fashion; it is an awesomely good bargain and no one will ever know that those jackets, shoes, and bags cost only BD5 a piece. They also have seasonal sales that definitely add to their appeal.

What is your favorite money saving tip? 


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