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Introduction to Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, jutting into the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. While Islam is reflected in its traditions and culture, the country also has a cosmopolitan lifestyle, especially in its capital, Manama. The city has been one of the main trade ports in the Middle East, and over the centuries has been ruled by the Portuguese, Persians and Arabs. In Bahrain, IHG’s hotels include luxury accommodation in Manama’s diplomatic quarter, and a hotel with an inviting spa and outdoor pools.

Currency
Bahraini dinar (BD)

Official languages
Arabic; English is widely spoken

Climate
Desert climate, average Jun–Aug 35C, Dec–Feb 19C. Highest rainfall Sep

Arriving From Bahrain International Airport
Airport is 9km northeast of central Manama. Journey time 20 minutes by taxi (average 6 BD)

Getting around Bahrain

  • Private taxis and shared taxis
  • Air-conditioned buses
  • Boat

Top Bahrain sightseeing

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain fort, Manama
  • Bahrain National Museum, Manama
  • Hawar Island wildlife
  • Dilmun Burial Mounds

Top experiences

  • Snorkelling on Al Dar Island
  • Jarada Island beaches
  • Shopping at traditional Bab el-Bahrain Souq
  • Bahrain International Circuit (Formula 1 track)
  • Luxury dining in Al Seef, Manama

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