BAHRAIN TRAVEL INFORMATION
BAHRAIN VISITOR TRAVEL INFORMATION
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Travel to Bahrain by air couldn't be easier  with a large selection of different airlines to choose from. The local
Airline is Gulf Air, who use Bahrain Airport as there main base and headquarters, they are one of the oldest
airlines in the region, being over fifty years old, and have the most comprehensive regional coverage of any of
the Gulf carriers. Over the past few years they have re-established themselves as one of the major players in the
region, flying to approximately fifty destinations around the world. Bahrain has recently taken over full
ownership of Gulf Air and so Gulf Air's contribution to Bahrain should increase. A recent addition to the local
aviation scene is Bahrain Air who only started operating at the beginning of 2008 with a new fleet of new A-
320's. They only have a small coverage of destinations at the moment but are expected to expand quickly. Forty
other regional and international airlines also serve Bahrain International Airport, meaning that you can reach any
major destination worldwide with only having at most one stop.

Bahrain has a large selection of Hotels in Bahrain and Bahrain Short Term Apartments to choose from, suitable
for all budgets. If you would like to stay in a serviced Apartment rather than a Hotel then we would recommend
staying at one of the Elite Apartments as they are mostly new, are well maintained and have good facilities. The
Elite group Bahrain have apartments situated in the main areas of Manama such as Seef, which is convenient for
the Exhibition Center, the Saudi Causeway and the Grand Prix circuit, they also have Apartment buildings in
Juffair and Adliya which are also convenient for the Capital Manama.

We also have a link directly to the Mercure Hotel in Seef, which is a great area for business and shopping and
again is convenient for the Bahrain Exhibition Center,the Saudi Causeway and the Bahrain Grand prix circuit, and
to the Novotel resort Hotel on the Muharraq causeway, which offers easy access to the International Airport and
Manama. Both of these hotels come with an online guarantee that you will receive the best  price available by
booking online through this link.

Bahrain hosts the Bahrain Grand PRIX at the Grand Prix circuit in Sakhir, if you are visiting Bahrain for the 2011
Grand PRIX then we would suggest that you book your
BAHRAIN CAR RENTAL and BAHRAIN HOTELS as
early as possible, accommodation and car hire tend to get fully booked very early.

Bahrain International airport is situated on the northern Island of Muharraq, a five to ten minute drive from
Manama. The Airport is considered by many as the most user friendly airport in the region with good reason, no
long walks and, normally, short queue's at immigration, meaning that if you have no hold baggage you can leave
the aircraft and be in your car in five to ten minutes, a great plus if you do a lot of business trips or a lot of
traveling in the region. If you were to live on the
Amwaj Islands you could be home in ten to fifteen minutes and
almost anywhere on the Island of Bahrain within 30 to 45 minutes from landing.

CAR RENTAL desks are located in the main arrivals hall and taxis wait just outside the airports main doors. To
Hire a Car you will need an International Driving Licence, or a driving license from any Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) country. Your license will have to be endorsed for the General Directorate of Traffic, which most of
Bahrain's Car Rental companies can do.

When using a taxi insist that the meter is turned on before starting a journey, taxis are generally safe but there
have been reports of some drivers trying to overcharge visitors.

UK citizens receive a 3-month visa on arrival at the Airport for BD 5. Other nationals receive a 2-week visa on
arrival also for BD5, which can be extended for another 2-weeks. All visitors must have 6 months validity
remaining on their passports and a return air ticket. Business visas must be applied for in advance from the
nearest Bahrain Embassy. These are valid for up to two weeks and can be extended on arrival. For more
information and the latest news on the Bahrain Visa requirements visit
www.evisa.gov.bh.

No vaccinations are necessary unless you are coming from an infected zone. Cholera, typhoid and yellow fever
vaccinations are recommended but not required by law.

Pets can be brought into the island provided you bring the respective health certificates.

The Bahrain Dinar (BD) is linked to the US$ @ BD0.378 to $1. One dinar is made up of 1000 fils.

Bahrain has a wide variety of first class restaurants with food from around the world and for every budget. A
good area with a wide selection of restaurants in is Adliya in Manama.

In Bahrain from late June to early September the temperature is very high, and this can be coupled with high
humidity which can make it uncomfortable when outside. From October until May the climate is moderate with
some lovely temperatures, comparable to a European summer. In late December until February a jumper can be
required at night when outside, it also may rain. Click
Bahrain weather for the latest actual Bahrain weather with
a 5 day forecast.

Bahrain's official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken and is all you require from day to day. The
working week is Sunday through to Thursday with Friday and Saturday being the weekend.

Driving in is relatively safe and orderly when compared to some other Gulf and Middle Eastern countries. The
roads are not as crowded as neighbouring countries, though they are getting busier, and they are generally well
maintained. Finding your way around is easy, the road sign's are in English and Arabic and the directions are
clear. The driving is on the right, as in Europe, but if you are Renting a car in Bahrain and have not driven in the
middle east before, then I would suggest you take a little extra care as some of the driving habits could be
different from those you are used to.

Petrol is very reasonable at 80 fils and 100 fils per liter for the two types of petrol that are available, Mumtaz and
Jayid ( a literal translation being Very good and good).If you are looking to buy a car in Bahrain you will also find
that New cars are cheaper than in Europe.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to Bahrain and that you found our information on traveling  and our links for
FLIGHTS to Bahrain,  Hotels in Bahrain, Bahrain short term accommodation and Bahrain CAR RENTAL useful,
please use the Bahrain property site again next time you plan to travel to or want information about travel to
Bahrain.

Useful visitor information about Bahrain:

Official Name: The Kingdom of Bahrain

Capital City: Manama

Languages: Arabic (official), English,Persian, various Philapino and Indian dialects  widely spoken

Currency: Bahraini Dinar linked to the US$ @ BD0.378 to $1. One dinar is made up of 1000 fils.

Electricity: 230V 50Hz, British-style plugs are used.

Hotels in Bahrain: A wide selection of good quality Hotels can be found on the Island from 1 to 5 stars, serving
all budgets and tastes, including most of the leading International brands and top quality local names such as the
Gulf Hotel. Room rates  tend to be lower than in other countries in the area.

Tourist Information; Places of interest.
A few places of interest to a visitor for those living on the Island.

Arad Fort;
Muharraq; Open 9am-6pm
Contact 17672278

Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve;
Al Areen (Near the International Circuit)  Open 8am-5pm
Contact 17836116

A'ali Burial mounds;
At the Village of A'ali, Open all day.

Trips to  Hawar Island;
For Booking and information call 17290377

Bahrain National museum;
On the cornice by the Muharraq causeway. Open 8am-8pm
Contact 17298777
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