The state is located on an archipelago of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf. Religious tolerance, modern views and a high level of education of the population make Bahrain one of the centers of Arab culture and tourism.


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About Bahrain

Despite the small territory of the country - only 780 km2, Bahrain is beautiful for its Sahir desert with blooming oases and date forests, rocky shores and golden-white sandy beaches.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a hereditary constitutional monarchy, at the same time it is a democratic Kingdom based on the rule of law and separation of powers.

Thanks to its openness, commitment to the development of cooperation and friendship between peoples within the framework of mutual respect, the principles of international legality and security, Bahrain wins the hearts of not only tourists, but also makes the country attractive to foreign companies. Representative offices of the world's largest companies are open here, which not only supply the most modern goods, but also provide the highest level of service.

Currency and money of Bahrain

The Bahraini Dinar has been the official currency of the Kingdom of Bahrain since October 11, 1965. In conversation, it is pronounced as "Dinar" or "BiDi" (from the English BD). Officially designated by the abbreviation BHD, but more often you can find the informal abbreviation BD. The dinar is divided into 1000 fils.

The Saudi rial can also be found in circulation. It is freely accepted for payment. The ratio between currencies: 1 dinar = 10 Saudi riyals

Public transport and modes of transportation

In the Kingdom of Bahrain, it is customary to travel by car (personal or rented) or taxi. Public transport consists exclusively of buses that operate on a limited number of routes. International rights are not required to rent a car.

The road surface throughout the country meets international standards.


Al Khamis Mosque is the oldest mosque in Bahrain

Islam is the official religion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Sharia (Islamic law) is the main source of legislation. Foreign residents practice their religions due to the policy of tolerance and mutual respect.

The flag of Bahrain

The flag of Bahrain

The official flag was approved on February 17, 2002.

It consists of a red cloth, which is the color of the Kharijites (Khawarij), a white stripe on the side of the flagpole, symbolizing peace and five white triangles, symbolizing the five pillars of Islam.

Official holidays in Bahrain in 2024

January 1, 2024 – New Year

April 9 - 12, 2024 – Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr)

May 1 - Workers' Protection Day is a national holiday

June 15, 2024 is the Holy Day of Arafat, which marks the end of the Hajj to Mecca. It is customary to spend time in prayer and service to Allah.

June 16 - 18, 2024 – Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Adha)

July 7, 2024 – Al-Hijrah – the Islamic New Year – is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram. The New Year does not come at midnight, but from the evening call to prayer – the holiday is celebrated with prayers and abstinence from food.

September 15, 2024 – Mawlid al-Nabi – the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

December 16, 2024 - Bahrain National Day

December 17, 2024 - King Hamad's Coronation Day

How to get

By plane

The fastest and most convenient way to get from Russia. There are both direct flights and a large number of transfer options. All international flights are operated through the modern Manama Airport (airport code BAH)

By car

Yes, the island can be reached by car from Saudi Arabia via the incredibly beautiful King Fadha Bridge, 25 km long.

By sea transport

Manama has a large cruise port Khalifa Bin Salman (Khalifa Bin Salman Port), which accepts ships plying between the countries of the Arab Gulf*

* In Bahrain and neighboring Arab countries, the Persian Gulf is commonly referred to as the Arabian Gulf


April 11, 2024

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