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Sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Qatar and washed by the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, the island nation of Bahrain welcomes visitors arriving at Bahrain International Airport (BAH), which is located close to the capital of Manama. While few would argue that Bahrain is as glamorous as near neighbours such as Qatar and Dubai, most would agree that Bahrain’s charms are numerous and diverse and that this is a great place to get your first taste of the Arab world.
The weather is another factor that lures holidaymakers to these shores. It’s hot year round in Bahrain, with average summer highs of nearly 40C. Many visitors choose to fly here for a dose of winter sunshine as average daytime temperatures don’t drop below 21C, even in January. That will certainly add a different colour to those winter blues.
The capital of Manama is the main focus of tourism in Bahrain, though the existing islands – and those currently being crafted to provide even more five-star hotels – welcome many holidaymakers throughout the year. The old capital of Muharraq, where centuries-old architectural beauties stand shoulder to shoulder with luxury beach-side hotels, is another popular holiday spot in Bahrain.
The Fort of Bahrain and the burial mounds of Sar are interesting places to spend a few hours exploring some of the history of the country.
If you are looking for a cheap flight to Bahrain, be sure to book well in advance, especially if you intend to be there in April for the ever-popular Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Bahrain’s international airport is the arrival point for aircraft from the UK and Europe on an island at the top of this Middle Eastern state...
The only non-stop flights from the UK are the daily operations of British Airways and Gulf Air. These flights take around six and a half hours and operate year round.
The only other European carrier is KLM via Amsterdam, with departures from all over the UK. Turkish Airlines operates via Istanbul from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.
The trio of Middle Eastern airlines Etihad, Qatar Airways and Emirates have connecting services through their hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai. Connecting flights take upwards of nine hours.
Find out how to get to and from the airport once you’ve arrived in Bahrain...
A regular bus operates between the airport and central Manama, from where you can journey onwards by bus to other main destinations in Bahrain. This might be a cheap way to get around, though it can be time consuming. To get to your destination quickly, hire a taxi at the airport. It costs around six Bahraini dinars (around £10) to travel to Manama and about 12 dinars for transport to Riffa.
Car hire is a practical option in Bahrain and you can collect your pre-booked rental vehicle at the airport.
Many of the best hotels in Bahrain offer private or shared shuttle services to and from the airport, too.
Where will you stay during your trip to Bahrain? Use our guide to discover more about the nation’s most popular destinations...
The widest range of accommodation options in Bahrain is in the capital of Manama. This water-front city is a pleasant place to stay. Take strolls along the Corniche, browse in the shopping malls (and cool off in the air-conditioned stores) and get a taste for Bahraini cuisine in one of the many excellent cafés and restaurants. The jagged skyline here features mosque minarets, high-rise hotels and wonderful museums about archaeology, Bahraini culture and pearl diving. You can check in at elegant five-star hotels if you wish, though mid-range rooms and budget hotels are also available in Manama.
The city of Riffa attracts visitors, too. It’s less than a 30-minute drive between Manama and Riffa but many tourists opt to stay here to be close to the area’s many first-rate golf clubs.
At the very northern tip of Bahrain, the man-made Amwaj Islands offer a slice of floating holiday paradise.
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