Capital Manama

Population 1,404,900

Area 765 km2

Key facts

Bahrain is a country located in Western Asia. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Bahrain is Arabic. Traveling across Bahrain if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Bahrain was ranked 72nd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Bahrain is Bahraini dinar (BHD). The dinar (.د.ب or BD) is subdivided into 1000 fils.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Bahrain, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Bahrain. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Bahrain?

There are no Mariott hotels in Bahrain.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Bahrain.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Bahrain.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Bahrain.

There are Radisson hotels in Manama.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Bahrain.

What fast food chains are present in Bahrain?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Bahrain.

The KFC chain operates in Bahrain.

The Burger King chain operates in Bahrain.

The Subway chain operates in Bahrain.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Bahrain.

The Starbucks chain operates in Bahrain.


What is the weather like in Manama?

Today the sun in Manama, rises at 4:58 AM and sets at 6:29 PM. The climate of Manama may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22SunnyLow: 34.3°C (93.74°F)High: 43.4°C (110.12°F)
TuesdayJul 23SunnyLow: 33.8°C (92.84°F)High: 43.6°C (110.48°F)
WednesdayJul 24SunnyLow: 33.4°C (92.12°F)High: 42.4°C (108.32°F)
ThursdayJul 25SunnyLow: 34.3°C (93.74°F)High: 43.1°C (109.58°F)
FridayJul 26SunnyLow: 34.6°C (94.28°F)High: 43.3°C (109.94°F)
SaturdayJul 27OvercastLow: 35.2°C (95.36°F)High: 40.6°C (105.08°F)

Weather data for Manama (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Manama. Bolt is not available in Bahrain.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Bahrain.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Bahrain traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  681.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2008.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 5.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Bahrain

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The permitted tobacco products and alcoholic beverages must be in the possession of the 18-year-old.

Alcohol allowance

  • 3L of alcoholic beverages.

Tobacco allowance

  • 400 regular cigarettes, or the equivalent 250 grams of tobacco.
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