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Bahrain overview

When is the best time to fly to Bahrain?

As one might expect from a country in this part of the world, temperatures remain high all year round. Particularly during June, July, August and September, temperatures can be very high indeed, reaching an average high of 38 degrees C. December, January, February and March are cooler with an average high of between 20 and 25 degrees. By far the busiest and most expensive time to visit Bahrain is during the Grand Prix in April. It can be very difficult to find a free hotel room at this time, and any that are available tend to be very expensive. Other busy times are during the Muslim festivals of Ramadam and Eid, the dates of which change each year.

Bahrain overview

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago in the Persian Gulf. It has a long history, dating back thousands of years; it is believed that Bahrain was one of the first areas to adopt Islam in around 628 AD. After receiving British protectorate for 110 years, in 1971 it became an independent country and successfully developed a strong economy based on tourism and banking. In recent years it has had a certain amount of civil unrest but nevertheless is considered one of the more liberal and western-looking nations in the Middle East. For visitors, this means the benefit of being able to experience traditional Arab culture yet at the same time enjoy a western style of entertainment and nightlife. In terms of other things to see and do, some of the best tourist attractions are in Bahrain's capital city, Manama. Al-Fatih Mosque (The Great Mosque) is one such attraction: built in 1984 on reclaimed land, it is a beautiful building and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the Islamic religion in this country. Knowledgable guides are on hand there to help make the experience even more enlightening. For another dose of culture and history, Bahrain's National Museum comes highly recommended. It covers 6,000 years of Bahrain's history, particularly focusing on the archeology and natural history of the area. A much more modern attraction, motorsport fans will know that Bahrain holds an F1 Grand Prix each year in April. Whilst there is much to see and do during race days, visitors on other days can still enjoy a karting experience or take a tour around the track.

Getting around Bahrain

As far as traveling around Bahrain is concerned, many visitors choose to self-drive. There isn't a rail network on the island and the public bus network isn't particularly comprehensive.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Bahrain International Airport serves those arriving by air. It is located on an island just a few miles north of Manama. In order to get to Manama, where many visitors head first, there are a few options. Some hotels provide a transfer service, so check to see if that is applicable. Otherwise, taxis are normally available outside the arrivals lounge and there is also a bus service to Muharraq bus terminal from where connecting services to Manama and beyond can be caught.

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How much do things cost in Bahrain?

Large bottle of water
£ 0.65
Bottle of wine
£ 54.22
A dozen eggs
£ 1.73
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 6.51
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 50.97
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 54.22
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 2.17
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.65
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.40
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 3.25
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.22
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 6.51
£ 3.93
Cheap meal
£ 6.29
How much does an apartment cost in Bahrain?
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 813
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1388
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 1247
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 672

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More information about Bahrain

  • Dating back to the 15th century, the renovated Arad Fort is one of Bahrain’s foremost historic fortifications.
  • A vibrant Gulf island state, Bahrain is an ideal destination for a holiday in the warm and welcoming Middle East.
  • Formula One fans shouldn't miss the Bahrain Grand Prix, hosted at the Bahrain International Circuit in March
  • Beaches such as lovely Asry Beach and Al Jazzaier Beach are perfect for enjoying sun, sand and sea in Bahrain.
  • Visit the links above to book cheap flights to Bahrain. Save money to make the most of your Persian Gulf holiday.
  • Located in the north of Bahrain, Barbar Temple is a fascinating archaeological site dating back to 3,000 BC.
  • Lost Paradise Water Park offers family fun, with a wave pool, Jacuzzis, water slides and even an artificial sandy beach.
  • Beit Al Qur’an, or “House of the Quran”, is an Islamic museum containing many rare and valuable copies of the holy text.
  • The National Museum of Bahrain shows the region’s history to visitors, going back in time as far as the Stone Age.
  • Bahrain’s lively nightlife is particularly thriving in the Juffair area, which has many lively bars and clubs.

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