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Required travel documents for Bahrain
Required travel documents for Bahrain: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Bahrain
Area code to Bahrain: +973 [...]



Transportation
Many major airlines serve Bahrain's modern international airport. Taxis and rental cars are available in Manama.

National Holidays: Businesses and shops may be closed on the following holidays. Actual dates depend on lunar calendar: Prophet's Birth [...]



Telecommunications
Telephone connections are excellent because international calls enter the satellite communications system from Bahrain. Bahrain is 8 hours ahead of eastern standard time. Cable and telex connections to leading hotels and businesses are good. Bahraini tele [...]



Health
No immunizations are required for entry, but malaria suppressants are recommended. Health requirements change; check latest information. Tapwater is potable but highly saline in most areas; persons with sodium restrictions should drink bottled water. No [...]



Customs
A visa is required for entry. US citizens may purchase transit visas with 72-hour validity at Bahrain's international airport. A 7-day visa is also available. Single women traveling to Bahrain sometimes encounter difficulty obtaining airport visas; they a [...]



Climate and clothing
Wear summer clothes from May to mid- October and spring and fall attire from mid-October through April. Always dress conservatively in public. [...]



Bahrain Climate


Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers. [...]



Arabic Coffee & Hospitality
The drinking of coffee is a traditional part of Bahrain welcome, and begins with the preparation of the coffee itself. Three cupfuls of vaster and a rounded teaspoon of coffee (gahwa) are poured into a saucepan and then boiled for about two minutes. N [...]