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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

Attractions Manama Bahrain 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

Historical Places

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

Latest News

New $5bn second causeway to link Bahrain and Saudi Arabia -10/9/2014

A second causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and offering a route for a regional railway network built by the GCC states will cost about $5billion, said a minister in Bahrain.

Thailand grants extended tourist visit visa to Bahrainis -3/9/2014

Bahrainis can now stay an additional month in Thailand without the need of a visa.

Zallaq coastal project due for completion by the year-end -3/9/2014

A coastal project in Zallaq, which includes a 1km stretch beach and harbour, is due for completion by the year-end.

Bahrain to grant e-visas to 101 countries from October -27/8/2014

According to revised visa policy in Bahrain, nationals from 101 countries are allowed to obtain e-visas from October, thereby simplifying the process of travelling to Middle Eastern countries.

30 percent retail space in Dragon City for Gulf business owners -27/8/2014

A special committee established by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has proposed that 30 percent of the retail space in the Dragon City be allocated to Bahraini and Gulf business owners, while the rest 70 percent be allocated to Chinese business owners.

Busaiteen road network project makes significant progress -27/8/2014

The Ministry of Works in Bahrain has announced that the Busaiteen road network project has been progressing well with more than 50 percent of paving work completed till date.

Latest amendments in Bahrain Citizenship Law -10/7/2014

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has modified certain provisions of the Bahrain Citizenship Law of 1963.

Public transport network to be expanded with construction of new stations -10/7/2014

About 600 stations will be built as part of ambitious strategy to expand the public transport network in Bahrain, it has been announced.

Bahrain court revokes implementation of expat driving ban -3/7/2014

The Bahrain court has rejected the proposed amendment to the constitution which bans expatriates from driving.

New visa policy extends visa-on-arrival to 100 countries -3/7/2014

A new visa policy which extends visa-on-arrival facility to nationals of nearly 100 countries has been welcomed by the Economic Development Board (EDB).

Medium and long-term plans to ensure labour market stability -25/6/2014

Bahrain has charted out medium and long-term plans to ensure stability in the labour market.

Bahrain retail sector remains best performer in commercial market -25/6/2014

The retail market in Bahrain has continued to be the best performing sector in the commercial market, with developers capitalizing on the strong demand for retail schemes in Manama, said the latest research work by Cluttons, the international real estate consultancy.

Bahrain plans extension of outdoor work ban in summer -12/6/2014

The summer outdoor work ban in Bahrain may be extended by another month, as per revelations by Labour Ministry and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), expected to discuss the matter this week.

Bahrain mulls first-of-its-kind law to protect investors in real estate projects -12/6/2014

Developers of multimillion-dinar real estate projects will not be permitted to move ahead with work unless they present their complete plans to concerned government bodies in Bahrain, according to latest law meant to protect investors.

Bahrain, UK nationals with diplomatic, special passports may not require pre-visa -4/6/2014

In line with decision by Interior Minister, Lt Gen Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and Memorandum of Understanding signed by Bahrain and the United Kingdom to streamline entry procedures for nationals from both countries without need for a pre-visa, the necessary procedures to get this into effect has been initiated by Gen.

New traffic law creates stir among Bahrain expat community -4/6/2014

The new traffic law has created a stir among expat community in Bahrain.

New law in Bahrain bans sale of off-plan properties -28/5/2014

Developers of multi-million-dinar real estate projects in Bahrain will be banned from selling off-plan properties to customers.

BIC to launch Open Track Night for first time -14/5/2014

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is likely to launch its all-new Open Track Night for the very first time, so that the motorsport fans may experience first-hand the unique spectacle of racing around a Formula One track lit up by floodlights.

Suq-themed mall to come up in Budaiya highway -14/5/2014

A new suq-themed mall built by Delmon Gate is lately generating lot of interest from Bahrainis seeking to invest in medium-sized shopping spaces.

Work kick-starts on phase two of Diyar Al Muharraq housing project -14/5/2014

The construction contract for second phase of affordable housing project in Diyar Al Muharraq has been awarded to Al Hedaya Construction by the Bahrain-based Diyar Homes.