06 08 APR


Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do


    Bahrain a small archipelago in the Persian Gulf, neatly situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. The kingdom of Bahrain was the location of the first ever oil well in the Gulf.

    • Language: Arabic
    • Currency: Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
    • Time Zone: AST (GMT+0300)

    International Travel

    Bahrain International Airport is located around 10km from Manama and approximately 40km away from Bahrain International Circuit. Very few airlines offer direct flights from the UK to Bahrain, so be prepared for a stop-over on your flight.


    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

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    Things To Do

    Bahrain offers something for everyone; from shopping, culture and beaches, Bahrain is sure to keep you busy during your stay.

    In the bustling capital Manama, situated in the north east of the island, there is a wide range of restaurants so you can sample authentic Bahraini cuisine, then hit the clubs and dance the night away.

    For the shopper, Manama has numerous shopping malls including the Moda Mall set in the architectural landmark of the Bahrain World Trade Center.

    See the wonders of Bahrainian culture by exploring the 'must-see' Al-Faith Mosque in Manama. If you hire a car, we suggest a drive south of the island to discover the magical Tree of Life.

    Bahrain is a fantastic destination for those seeking sunshine and beaches. Bahrain boasts a host of public and private beaches. Please note however that there are strict guidelines for swimwear, and we recommend you check this before departing


    Temperatures during the summer reach over 35 degrees Celsius.

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