Bahrain Travel Overview

Bahrain Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Al Manama (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Arabic

Currency: dinar

Continent: West Asia

The home of the legendary Gilgamesh epic

Bahrain has a relatively successful football team compared to its size. At the Asia Cup 2004 it took fourth place behind Iran. Find out about travel destinations in Bahrain here.

Information Bahrain

According to Countryaah, Bahrain is an island nation in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The country was once known for its pearl exports – jewelry is still the country’s most important commodity today. At least for tourists, because Bahrain trades oil internationally just like its neighboring countries Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Since it is assumed that the country’s oil reserves will run out in 2015, new deposits are being sought in the country.

Travel Bahrain

The best way to get to Bahrain is to take an international flight. Airlines mostly fly to the airport in the capital Manama. In addition, there is still the possibility for Bahrain to enter a bridge from Saudi Arabia. However, the visa requirements in Saudi Arabia are not easy and women are not allowed to drive vehicles! As a result, travelers often head in the opposite direction and take a day trip from Bahrain towards Saudi Arabia. Linguistically, the best way to get ahead in Bahrain is with Arabic. But the country is relatively open by Arab standards and some people speak English. You can also communicate with Faris or Urdu – both versions of Persian.

Culture Bahrain

The country is dominated by Muslims. You should therefore exercise caution. This was especially true in conversations with locals or sales talks. Many Arabs do not understand Europeans, who seem to be constantly in a hustle and bustle. There is a saying: “When Allah created time, he created abundance.” An attitude that other islanders also share, for example that of the Caribbean.

Travel destinations Bahrain

In the north of the country you can visit the Barbarian Temple. This was uncovered by Danish archaeologists in the 1950s. The temple is dedicated to the ancient gods. These were Enki, the main god, since he was beside the fresh water, god of wisdom. There was also Nanna, the god of the moon, who is often depicted with a bull’s head, and Inanna, the goddess of love and fertility.
Also in the north of the island and structurally enclosed is the weaving villageBani Jamrah. Weaving was traditionally a craft that was carried out by men and women alike. Besides sails for ships, mainly fabrics for clothing were woven from the fabrics. Today there are only a few old men who practice the old craft in the weaving village.
For both travel tips, as for others, it is advisable to take a local guide, as some things are difficult to find in Bahrain.


Bahrain is a small island nation and you will have quickly explored the few sights. So take your time and stroll through the streets. In the great heat that prevails in the country from May onwards, hectic is not appropriate. You can spend the time shopping for some typical souvenirs. These would be, for example, incense and incense mixtures, oriental spices and coffee pots, traditional silver jewelry, as well as antique wooden chests and hand-knotted carpets.

Important facts

Capital: Al Manama

Official language: Arabic


Currency (sub-unit)

Dinar (1000 fils)

ISO 4217 code

BHD / 048


Continent: Asia

Region: west

Geo coordinates: N 25 ° 55 ‘49.5 “E 50 ° 38’ 16”

Highest mountain: Jabal ad Dukhan (122 m)

Total area: 680 km²

Mainland: 680 km²

Coastline: 161 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1971

UN member since: 1971

Other political affiliation: Arab League

Form of government: Independent emirate


Bahrain GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Petroleum, aluminum products

BSP: $ 12,893,000,000

GDP: $ 14,662,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 18.210 billion

Economic growth: 5.7%

GDP share of agriculture: 0.5%

GDP share of industry: 37.8%

GDP share of services: 61.7%

Inflation rate: 3.1%

Unemployment: 15%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 3896,000,000

National debt: 36.7%

Export: $ 12,667,000,000

Import: $ 9,470,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 7,344,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 2,743,000,000

Electricity consumption: 7,373 million KWh

Gas reserves: 92,030 million m³

Gas production: 11,370 million m³

Gas consumption: 11,370 million m³

Oil reserves: 124 million m³

Oil production: 214,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 28,400 million m³

Cultivation area: 8.45%

Bovine: 14,800 pieces

Sheep: 16,000 pieces

Fishing: 12,400 t

Demographic data

Residents: 698,600

Residents in cities: 614,300

Average age: 29.4 years

0-14 years: 27.4%

15-64 years: 69.1%

> 65 years: 3.5%

Population growth: 1.45%

Birth rate: 18.1 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 4.14 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 0.82 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.26

Fertility: 2.6 children / woman

Infant mortality: 16.8 ‰

Life expectancy men: 71.97 years

Life expectancy women: 77 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: bra

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: BHR

ISO 3166 numeric: 48

Top Level Domain: bra

IOC country code: BRN

UN / LOCODE: bra

Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 214,000

Cell Phones: 485,000

Radios: 360,000

TV: 317,000

Computer: 139,000

Internet users: 327,000


Paved roads: 2,922 km

Cars: 195,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 8th

Pipelines: 73


Number of doctors: 1,300

Daily food intake: 3,220 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 600


Illiteracy: 10%


Foundation: 1971

Last sovereign since: 1971


Main religious group: Muslims


Prison inmates: 1,100


Armed forces (troop strength): 12,000

Main battle tank: 110

Battleships: 3

Warplanes: 25

Helicopter: 30

Defense Spending: $ 631,400,000