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 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.
Major infrastructure works ahead -15/6/2016
The authorities in Bahrain have begun working along the entrance roads revamp project (W-Link) in the North Town, and area, funded by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arabic Economic Development, which form part of the Gulf Development Programme.
Bahrain likely grow to be the future IT hub of the region -15/6/2016
Bahrain may grow to be a source of IT products and services to the rest of the Middle East, as the nation draws IT companies from abroad and fuels it with local grown start-ups.
Expat Insurance to be increased from BD73 to BD215 annually -8/6/2016
The expat insurance which is now BD73 will increased 200 percent, touching BD215 annually, once the new law on compulsory health insurance is implemented in Bahrain.
Hawar Islands to be transformed into eco-friendly global tourism destination -8/6/2016
Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah), the real estate arm of Bahrains sovereign fund Mumtalakat, has unveiled an ambitious $1billion development plan for Hawar Island.
Air India to run non-stop flights in Bahrain – Kozhikode route from 1st June -2/6/2016
The Air-India Express will operate non-stop flights from Bahrain to Kozhikode effective 1st June 2016.
BIPEX 2016 to open doors on 3rd November -2/6/2016
Bahrain International Property Exhibition (BIPEX) 2016 will be held in Bahrain from 3rd to 5th November at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minsiter Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
Housing Ministry acquires land to accommodate 25,000 houses -25/5/2016
The Housing Minister, Basim Alhamer, revealed that the Housing Ministry has acquired lands that can accommodate 25,000 housing units, which form part of Government Action Plan, and stem from Royal Order to build 40,000 housing units.
Bahrain to announce two new entry visas shortly -25/5/2016
A proposal to create two kinds of entry visas, and to extend the validity of other visas, has been approved by the Bahrain Cabinet.
Bahrain unveils first-of-its-kind floating hotel in the region -20/5/2016
The first ever floating hotel opens this week at Al Fateh Corniche in Bahrain.
3G expos sets new visitor turnout record -20/5/2016
The annual showcase for the construction, interiors and property sectors, namely, gulfBID, gulfInteriors and Gulf Property Show respectively (popularly known as the 3Gs) have set a new record in terms of visitor turnout and business opportunities this year.
Final preparations in Bahrain for 2016 Olympic Day -11/5/2016
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) is now doing final touches for the 2016 Olympic Day, the first-of-its-kind ten-day packed programme.