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BAHRAIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Beautiful Bahrain, said to be the Garden of Eden from Biblical times, is also known as the "Pearl of the Gulf". Part of an archipelago of 33 islands, it was strategically located on the ancient trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Today it’s on the petroleum supertanker route from the oilfields of the Gulf to the rest of the world.

 

Though liberal by Gulf standards, Bahrain is still conservative by western yardsticks. Arabs and foreigners have an easy-going business relationship with this country. Manama, the capital, is very modern, almost western in the way it looks. At the same time, its historical treasures have been well preserved. Excellent museums, the glorious beaches of Al Jaza'ir and Az Zallaq, the option of water sports and mountain biking in the Jebel-Al Dukhan are certain to make your visit an enjoyable one.

 

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Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf. The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 40 natural islands and an additional 51 artificial islands, centred around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country's landmass.

 

  • Capital: Manama

  • Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD)

  • Area: 710 km2

  • Population: 1,569 million (2018)

  • Language: Arabic, English, Persian (Farsi), Urdu

  • Religion: Islam 70%, Christianity and other 30%

  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz UK plug

 

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BAHRAIN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Bahrain has an arid climate, with very hot summers and relatively mild winters. Mean air temperature fluctuates between 14°C and 41°C. There are two seasons; winter extends from November to April and summer lasts for the rest of the year. Average annual air temperatures have been steadily increasing over the period 1950-2010, while rainfall patterns over the same period are less clear.

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN BAHRAIN

HIKING & CYCLING IN BAHRAIN

The best time for outdoor activities in Bahrain is during the slightly cooler months of October to April, as it does get uncomfortably hot during the months of May to September.

BEACH OPTIONS IN BAHRAIN

You can visit the beaches of Bahrain all year round, although it does get uncomfortably hot during the months of May to September. Be sure to check out Al Jazayer beach with its pristine sands in a secluded setting. The coast at Hidd and Arad is well suited for picnicking but not great for swimming. Marassi is Bahrain’s first managed public beach. Keep in mind that although Bahrain has become quite liberal, it is respectful towards the local culture to avoid wearing revealing swimwear.

SURFING IN BAHRAIN

KITESURF IN BAHRAIN

The kite surf season in Bahrain runs from November to February with a few windy days also during the summer months of June and July.The best place to kitesurf in Amwaj is on the north of the islands near Tala island where the wind generally comes from the north and northwest and is an onshore wind.

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HEALTH RISKS IN BAHRAIN

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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