It is a small cluster of islands, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25 km causeway. A beautiful island in the Persian Gulf with its warm waters and sandy beaches providing you with a holiday destination on your doorstep. You can sail, dolphin watch, fish, scuba dive or kite surf. On land, there are gyms, horse riding stables and sports clubs including rugby, tennis, soccer, cricket, golf and basketball. From North to South, it is forty-eight kilometres long at its widest point in the North; it is sixteen kilometres from East to West. The quality of life was rated among the top 5 in the world by the HSBC expat poll in 2014.
The Bahraini Dinar (BHD) is the currency in Bahrain. There are 1000 fils in one Dinar.
Although the official language is Arabic, Farsi (Persian) is also used. English is widely spoken and is the principal language of commerce.
Bahrain’s primary religion is Islam.
Though Bahrain is a Muslim nation, modernity and liberalism have been much more integrated into society than in neighbouring countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Expat women dress in western clothes in public spaces, and generally speaking, what is appropriate in your home country is appropriate in Bahrain. Mosques are the only places where strict principles apply; women must wear an abaya and men must wear long pants and long sleeve shirts.
Yes. Public transportation is not very reliable and private taxis can be expensive. There are plenty of opportunities to both lease and buy a car in Bahrain. Insurance is cheap, petrol is inexpensive and the vehicles themselves are generally reasonably priced.
The voltage is 230 V which is the same voltage used in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
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