Welcome to Online Bahrain Guide
Bahrain, comprises a group of thirty three islands, located within an area of 707 Sq.Kms., and is situated at the Arabian Gulf, away from the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Bahrein is now, a modern developed country with widely available tourist facilities.
Major Tourist Attractions
Bahrain is the fashionable area of the Arab world, comprising most modern restaurants, nightlife and modern restaurants in its capital city, Manama. The interesting point of Bahrain is the combination of traditional and modern lifestyle that continues in close proximity with towering modern constructions fighting for real estate right beside more traditional dwellings and historical sites. Read More
Bahrain Fort: The site is believed to have been constructed around 2800 BC, and is subsequently overlaid by various fortified settlements. The last was built during the 16th century to defend recent acquisition of Portugal. The Bahrain Fort is also known as the Protuguese Fort, due to this reason. Read More
The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has appointed Good Relations India (GRI), a leading corporate strategy PR firm in India, as its official representative in India to plan, implement and promote marketing strategies for Bahrain in India.
E-payment system for customs fee -5/1/2017
Customs President, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced the launch of e-payment systems for customs fees Fawateer.
Increase in Departure Tax at Bahrain International Airport -5/1/2017
The Ministry of Transportation and Communication has announced increase in passenger fee for passengers departing through Bahrain International Airport (BIA) from the present BD5 to BD7.
Cruise season begins, expected to strengthen tourism -1/12/2016
The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) announced the return of cruise ship season on 30th November, which is likely to continue until early 2017.
Jewellery Arabia 2016 unveiled -23/11/2016
HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday unveiled the 25th Middle East International Jewellery & Watch Exhibition, Jewellery Arabia 2016, organized by Arabian Exhibition Management WLL at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).
Bahrain announces two new visas & amendments to visitor visas -23/11/2016
Bahrain has announced the launch of two new visas for nationals of 114 countries, including the GCC region.
First ferry service between Qatar and Bahrain to be launched next year -18/11/2016
In an effort to attract more tourists, Qatar has announced plans to launch its first passenger and vehicle ferry to Bahrain by mid-2017.
First-ever Bahrain Motorsport Festival kick-starts at BIC -18/11/2016
The Bahrain Motorsport Festival, which is a major international event in Bahrain, is being held currently at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
Bahrain to unveil Jewellery Arabia Expo 2016 next month -7/11/2016
The 25th Jewellery Arabia Expo, the premier jewellery and watch exhibition in Middle East will be held in Bahrain from 22nd to 26th November 2016 under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
First phase of Al-Ramli housing project underway -5/10/2016
A tender to implement the first phase of Al-Ramli Housing Project, comprising 1246units, funded by the Gulf Development Programme has been launched by Tender Board’s headquarters, Housing Minister, Basim Alhamer said.
Ministry mulls introduction of speedy service for issuance of investment permits -5/10/2016
The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning is considering introduction of a speedy service for the issuance of optional investment permits through comprehensive municipal centre.
Bahrain is now most attractive destination for foreign investors -23/9/2016
The recent decision by Bahrain permitting foreign investors 100 percent ownership in several sectors, makes Bahrain the best option in the region for investment, says Mohammed Sajid Izhar Ulhaq, Chairman of the Bahrain Asian Traders Committee.
Electronic work permits for senior expats from 19th September -7/9/2016
Senior expatriates who wish to continue working in Bahrain can apply for work permits electronically from 19th September 2016.
Bahrain initiates work to develop The North City -1/9/2016
Bahrain has been awarded with a $101m grant to develop a new City, namely North City (Al Madina Al Shamliya), by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).
New bridges planned to link Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia -24/8/2016
Two bridges, linking Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar via Al Ahsa, will be built in the near future, the local media said.
Tourism contributes to 5 percent of the GDP -14/7/2016
The Bahrain Economic Development Board has revealed that tourism directly contributes to 5 percent of Bahrain’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), thereby emphasizing the importance of the sector to the economy of the country.
Bahrain Summer Festival to begin on 7th July -6/7/2016
The Bahrain Summer Festival will kick-start at 6pm tomorrow, the 7th July, under the slogan ‘Your Destination Bahrain’ at the Nakhool Tent in Bahrain National Museum, the same tent which hosted the Bahrain International Book Fair four months back.
Introduction of VAT to create thousands of new jobs in GCC -29/6/2016
The introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2018 is likely to create thousands of jobs for Accountancy executives, experts said.
Bahrain International Airport to accommodate 14million passengers annually by 2019 -29/6/2016
The Bahrain International Airport will have the capacity to accommodate 14 million passengers annually, upon completion of the on-going Modernization Programme, it has been revealed.
Visa rules eased for GCC expats visiting Bahrain -22/6/2016
The visa rules have been eased for expats residing in GCC nations and planning to visit Bahrain.