Bahrain

Bahrain

Country profile

Bahrain may be a little rougher round the edges than its Gulf neighbours, but this only adds to its charm. Dig a little deeper and discover intriguing ancient history, colourful markets and one of the most liberal cultures in the entire region. Capital city Manama comes alive at night with clubs, bars and restaurants.

Bahrain

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Manama
Visa requirements: Required; visas are available on arrival but it is recommended to apply online or at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in London before your trip
Time zone: GMT + 3
Language: Arabic
Currency: Dinar
Population: 1.493 million
Electricity: 230V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Most restaurants and hotels add a ten to 15 per cent service charge to the bill. Tip taxi drives ten per cent  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Bahrain (average flight time: 6h 20m): London Heathrow

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Bahrain National Museum
Qal’at al-Bahrain Unesco World Heritage Site
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
Royal Camel Farm

MAJOR EVENTS
Festival City
Bahrain International Garden Show
Bahrain Food Festival
Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Music Festival

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