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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Bahrain

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +3
  • Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Bahraini Dinar (BD)
  • Country Dialing Code: 973

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List 

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site

Bahrain

Location
Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia

Capital
Manama

Population
688,345 note: includes 235,108 non-nationals (July 2005 est.)

Regions
12 municipalities (manatiq, singular - mintaqah); Al Hadd, Al Manamah, Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah ash Shamaliyah, Al Muharraq, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Jidd Hafs, Madinat Hamad, Madinat 'Isa, Juzur Hawar, Sitrah note: all municipalities administered from Manama

Climate
arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers

Ethnic groups
Bahraini 62.4%, non-Bahraini 37.6% (2001 census)

Religions
Muslim (Shi'a and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, other 9.8% (2001 census)

Languages
Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Government type
constitutional hereditary monarchy

Background
Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has transformed itself into an international banking center. The amir, installed in 1999, has pushed economic and political reforms and has worked to improve relations with the Shi'a community. In February 2001, Bahraini voters approved a referendum on the National Action Charter - the centerpiece of the amir's political liberalization program. In February 2002, Amir HAMAD bin Isa Al Khalifa proclaimed himself king. In October 2002, Bahrainis elected members of the lower house of Bahrain's reconstituted bicameral legislature, the National Assembly.

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