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Major cities and airports in Bahrain
- Manama – Bahrain International Airport
- Muharraq – Muharraq International Airport
Time and Communication
Bahrain follows the Arabia Standard Time (AST) which is UTC+3. The country does not observe daylight saving time. Mobile coverage is good in most populated areas, with major mobile operators providing reliable services. The call quality is generally good, and free Wi-Fi is available in many public places such as cafes, airports, and hotels.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD), which is divided into 1,000 fils. The exchange rate to the US Dollar (USD) is fixed at 1 BHD = 2.65 USD. Payment in USD is widely accepted, but not in other currencies. Payment by bank cards is common, and major international credit and debit cards are widely accepted. However, some smaller businesses may only accept cash. Currency exchange offices usually operate from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and some may also be open on weekends.
Travelers in Bahrain can use a variety of transportation methods, including buses, taxis, and rental cars. Taxis are a convenient option for getting around cities and towns, and ride-hailing apps are also available in some areas. Buses are a cheap option for longer trips, but they can be slow and infrequent. Rental cars are available at the airport and in major cities, but visitors should be aware of the traffic rules and drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Bahrain National Museum – a museum that showcases Bahrain’s history and culture, featuring exhibits on art, archaeology, and natural history.
- Bahrain Fort – an ancient fort that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, offering stunning views of the surrounding area.
- Al Areen Wildlife Park – a wildlife park that houses many species of animals native to Bahrain and the region, including Arabian oryx and gazelles.
- Bab Al Bahrain – a historic building that used to be the gateway to Manama’s central market, now a popular spot for shopping and dining.
- Tree of Life – a lone tree that stands in the desert of Bahrain, believed to be more than 400 years old and a popular spot for tourists to take pictures.