Meet Bahrain

About Bahrain

About Bahrain

Area:

Bahrain is an island nation, with an area of 770  km² (archipelago consisting of more than 33 islands)

Geographic Coordinates:

26.0667° N, 50.5577° E

Capital City:

Manama, is based in the north of the main island.

Warm & Welcoming:

Many religions are practiced. Islam is the state religion and we are also home to Christians, Hindus, Jews and other religions.

Open to the World:

All nationalities are welcome in Bahrain.

Currency:

Bahraini Dinar (BD) 

(US 1= 0.376 BD fixed peg)

Time zone:

Situated between east and west, we are three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3)

Languages:

Arabic is the official language and English is widely spoken (used as the business language) Dual language on the majority of signages throughout the kingdom.

Climate in Bahrain

Broadly speaking, the year may be divided into two main climatic periods from June to September and from December to March, separated by two transitional periods

April/May and October/November

 

  • The average daily sunshine is 9 hours, average annual rainfall is 70.8mm.
  • Winter temperature range °76.25-°62.6 (24.6-17C)
  • Spring temperature range °79.16-°71.06 (26.6-21.7C)
  • Summer temperature range °103.82-°83.6 (39.9-32C)
  • Autumn temperature range °100.22-°86 (37.9-30C)

Welcome to the Pearl of Arabia

Warm and welcoming, the Kingdom of Bahrain is the newest and most exciting destination to host the world’s most prestigious business events.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is known for its rich history, art, culture and traditions.

For decades, Bahrain has been welcoming visitors to its idyllic shores and relaxed lifestyle to embrace its rich history, art, culture and heritage and has been adorned with global accolades that include:

2022 Ranked 1st in the Arab world and 21st Globally in the World Happiness Index

2022 World’s Highest Score in Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index

2022 Top Ten Countries to Live for Expats

Bahrain is internationally recognised as the financial hub of the GCC region, and one of the easiest countries in the region to do business.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Air Access

Air Access

The Kingdom of Bahrain is easily accessible for international visitors placed within 6 hours to Europe, 1 -2 hour to the neighbouring Gulf destinations of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Bahrain International Airport is only 30 minutes from Exhibition World Bahrain.

The stunning new Bahrain International Airport has a capacity of 14 million passengers annually, allowing 130,000 air traffic movements per annum.  

Bahrain International Airport

United by a collective ambition and passion, our Exhibition World Bahrain expert team along with ASM Global is destined to establish the Kingdom of Bahrain as a premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct.

“The new Bahrain International Airport is one of the most significant national projects in the Kingdom’s history, and currently the largest investment in Bahrain’s aviation sector.” 

Kamal bin Ahmed - Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman

Gulf Air

Gulf Air has been on a continuous path of progression for over 70 years and covers over 58 worldwide destinations.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East to operate daily flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Indian sub-continent and the Far East from the hub located at the new Bahrain International Airport terminal building.

Renowned for their Arabian hospitality evidenced by signature family and business friendly products; Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

Visit Gulf Air

Airlines Directly Operating at Bahrain International Airport

Visa Requirements

Visa Requirements

All nationalities are welcome in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

The Island enjoys cordial relations with it’s neighbours and the world. Travel with ease and apply for visas online or acquire your visa on arrival (applicable countries), and experience the Kingdom’s hospitality from the minute you land at the Bahrain International Airport.

Visit Bahrain eVisa for more information

Countries Eligible to Get Visa Online

Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

The Kingdom of Bahrain offers 18,000 hotel rooms across world-class international chain hotels all situated within a 30 minute drive to Exhibition World Bahrain.

Transport

Transport

A business-friendly destination, the Kingdom offers a variety of transportation options to create an unforgettable experience to all visitors.

The Kingdom’s infrastructure boasts international state-of-the-art roads and motorways. With a multitude of options available for transportation; namely; shuttles, private limousines, Uber, Kareem, Buses and regulated Taxis are operated within the Kingdom.

Bahrain is well connected to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Fahad Causeway with a recorded traffic of 11.1 million visitors in 2020. In addition, the Kingdom regularly attracts Saudi visitors to enjoy the variety of events being hosted.

Dining & Entertainment

Dining & Entertainment

Bahrain has many excellent restaurants offering traditional and international cuisine options for every taste. Feast on an all-day traditional Bahraini breakfast consisting of Khubz (oven-baked flatbread), Balaleet (sweet vermicelli and eggs), Keema (minced meat) and more.

A traditional Bahraini lunch consists of classic dishes such as Machboos – meat and rice with plenty of traditional spices, or Guzi – slow cooked lamb with roasted nuts and raisins served with rice.

Block 338

Located in the heart of Adliya, Block 338 is a charming pedestrian quarter crammed with international restaurants, art galleries and small boutiques. 

As Bahrain’s hot dining district, Block 338 offers a wide range of restaurants appealing to all ages and tastes for those seeking extraordinary culinary delights, a traditional Bahraini dish or simply cool refreshments.  Block 338 boasts is renown as a vibrant space for the arts and shopping experiences.

Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain International Circuit is an ultramodern motorsport facility that is located in the heart of the Sakhir desert.

BIC features five FIA certified track layouts, more than anywhere else in the world. This allows the circuit to host a range of motor racing events. The 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix Track regularly hosts international races, including the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Bahrain, races in the GP2 Series and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

Al Dana Ampitheatre

Carved from the rock of the spectacular Sakhir desert, Al Dana Ampitheatre is Bahrain’s newest live entertainment destination. Driven by a vision to create globally recognised entertainment experiences in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the extraordinary venue merges the desert landscape with state-of-the-art technology. A place where imagination comes to life with four dynamic event spaces – the breath-taking open-air Amphitheatre, the extraordinary Quarry Lounge, the refreshing Desert Garden and the spacious open-air Plaza. Catering for everything from iconic star-studded concerts to special indoor celebrations, Al Dana seeks to ignite the imaginations of guests and artists alike, creating magical and unforgettable moments in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Places to visit in Bahrain

Places to visit in Bahrain

Must Do Activities in Bahrain

Must Do Activities in Bahrain

Bahrain offers a wide range of activities to make lasting memories, experience and enjoy all that Bahrain has to offer.

Explore the Souqs

in Manama, Muharraq, Riffa, Hamad Town – Take to the local souqs across various areas of the Kingdom for an authentic bazaar experience. Find local treasures, spices and traditional items; the perfect souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home.

Pottery making at A’ali

Put your skills to the test with the art of pottery making at A’ali. Learn from highly skilled and talented individuals while living the experience of one of the oldest heritage of Bahrain.

The Royal Golf Club Bahrain

Bahrain offers a wide range of activities to make lasting memories, experience and enjoy all that Bahrain has to offer.

Cycling Tours

Book a cycling tour across Bahrain Bay via Manama Tours or rent a bicycle and explore the streets of Manama to live the experience of the Bahraini culture.

Dolphin Watch

The seas of the Kingdom attracts dolphins. Marvel at the beauty and the sounds of these creatures in the vast seas. Tours are available for Dolphin watching.

Snorkeling

An island, the Kingdom offers a variety of water activities. Snorkeling can easily be availed via professional tour operators.

Pearl Diving

An ancient heritage, experience the art of pearl diving in Bahrain. Dive into the seas and hunt for oysters, you may get lucky and find a pearl within.

Scuba Diving

The Kingdom offers various opportunity via professionals to book a scuba diving experience. Witness the sea life of the Kingdom and create memorable experiences.

Go Karting

Test your karting skills at the BIC Go Karting Facility. Challenge your friends for some unforgettable fun.

Gravity Indoor Sky Diving

Bahrain’s indoor skydiving experience, located in close proximity to Exhibition World Bahrain; you can’t resist the incredible feeling of a freefall in one of the tallest wind tunnels in the world; with an overall height of 12 meters, constructed with tempered glass.

Shopping

Explore the Souqs in Manama, Muharraq, Riffa, Hamad Town – Take to the local souqs across various areas of the Kingdom for an authentic bazaar experience. Find local treasures, spices and traditional items; the perfect souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home.

Retail Shopping Malls with dining and entertainment experiences are dotted all over Bahrain, where you can find everything you need.  Head to City Centre Bahrain, Seef Mall, The Avenues, Capital Mall or for the fashion lovers, try MODA Mall near the World Trade Centre, should luxury goods be on your shopping list.