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
Bahrain has been ranked 5th top expat destination globally in the HSBC Annual Expat Explorer 2014 survey.
Bahrain announces new basic health welfare scheme -22/10/2014
The Kingdom of Bahrain has taken a major initiative to implement a vital welfare scheme that covers residents and expats of Bahrain under a health insurance scheme, revealed the Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Lt.
Bahrain to complete $22billion infrastructure works in four years -16/10/2014
Bahrain will invest $22billion in infrastructure works over the next four years, involving various sectors, said Kamal bin Ahmed, Transportation Minister and Acting Chief Executive of Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB).
New passenger boarding bridges installed at Bahrain International Airport -16/10/2014
The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has begun installation of the new state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) terminal, together with Managers and airport operators.
Dubai rents soften, but, among highest in the world -9/10/2014
Prime residential rents have grown by 2 percent in Dubai during the second quarter 2014, taking the annual increase to 14.
Unified medical licenses across UAE from 12th October -9/10/2014
Marking a major milestone in advancement of health-care sector, medical licenses would be recognized across the UAE from 12th October, thereby paving way for medical professionals to work across the country.
Plans for mega entertainment destination at Jebel Ali announced -9/10/2014
A Meraas Holding company, Dubai Parks & Resorts LLC, announced plans for the grand entrance plaza that can interlink the three theme parks, marking phase one of the mega leisure and entertainment destination.
Bahrain travel now possible with e-visas -8/10/2014
Travelling to Bahrain is now easier for Indians and Pakistanis.
Eid brings in record surge in hospitality and tourism sectors -8/10/2014
The Eid Al Adha has been a real boon for hospitality sector in Bahrain this year, with majority of hotels in the Kingdom having recorded more than 90 percent room occupancy.
Work on second phase of Muharraq Ring Road project begins -8/10/2014
Plans are on to begin work on the second phase of the Muharraq Ring Road project in Bahrain, which form part of efforts to address increased traffic on roads.
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).