Officially named the Kingdom of Bahrain, this tiny island is a sovereign state of the Persian Gulf. Located between the Qatar peninsula and the east coast of Saudi Arabia, It is the third smallest country in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore and is famous for its pearl fisheries.
Culture of Bahrain offers residents and tourists complete freedom compared to most Gulf countries and is the perfect balance between modern and traditional cultures.
Despite being a small island, there is so much to do with its ancient historical sites, old souqs, trendy venues, surprising mix of top-end accommodation and shopping malls.
Bahrain is also a hot spot for international tourists and Saudi Arabian residents. There are plenty of world-class hotels on the island offering many hotel options for social gatherings and parties at night. The island packs so many entertainment and food/beverage options into one space that you should easily find a favourite location to enjoy Bahrain’s nightlife.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
November to mid-March is the best time to visit Bahrain to avoid the summer heat. Between December and February, the weather is generally mild and pleasant. Still, you must consider some cool days, especially in January and February, a bit of cold at night, and even some rain.
Bahrain features an arid climate. Bahrain has two seasons: scorching summer and a relatively mild winter.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Local Culture: Bahrain is essentially an Arabic culture.
Language: The official language of Bahrain is Arabic, although English is commonly used.
Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD)
Banks & ATMs:
The leading banks are Arab Banking Corporation, Albaraka Bank Group and Gulf International Bank, and ATMs are available.
Plugs and Sockets:
Bahrain uses the associated plug type is G, which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, operating on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Generally speaking, Bahrain is safe to visit. Crime rates in Bahrain are relatively low, and violent crime is rare, but be vigilant as burglary, petty theft, and robberies are the most common forms of crime.
Common carriers to Bahrain include Emirates, Flydubai, Gulf Air, KLM (SkyTeam) and Etihad Airways
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