Where is it?: Bahrain is in the Middle East on an archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.
What are the main entry points?: Travelers fly into Bahrain usually from Europe.
Currency used: Dinar
Country Code for Phones: 973
Religion: 81.2% Muslim, 9% Christianity and 9.8% practiced other religions
Ethnic Breakdown: Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Ur
Major Cities: Manama
Attractions: Al-’Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, Qal’at al-Bahrain
Tips for Visiting
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Muharraq Island
When to go: Unless you want to feel like you’re in a microwave all day, everyday, then it’s best to visit Bahrain in the winter months from November until early March.
Common Phrases: Yes: Away/Na’am, No: La, Thank You: Shukran, Hello: Ahlan, How are you: Izzayak? How much: Bi Kaam?, If God is willing, than it will happen: Inshaallah, Please: Min Fadilak, I don’t understand: Ana laa Afham
Specific Events/Holidays: Bahrain is an Islamic country so holidays vary from year to year. The many events are Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Bahrain is the Bahrain International Airport
Need more information?: Check out the Bahrain travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.