I don't see any recent threads on this topic, so I will ask for updated info on options and opportunities to learn Arabic in Manama. I have found two schools - Berlitz and Global Institute, but I've seen no reviews on these schools. Berlitz quoted me 240BD for 36 hrs (9 wks, two classes per week, 2.25 hrs ea).
I would like to learn to both speak and read/write. I am a visual learner, so learning to read/write will make it easier to learn to speak.