Back to Article List
| Updated on Jul 29, 2016

Arabian Nights

Once the heart of Persia, the archipelago of Bahrain has a privileged location lapped by the warm shores of the Arabian sea. With a very rich historical background, the country was once home of the Dilmun civilization, which was one of the oldest known. But if there is something that characterizes Bahrain, it is its nightlife. Full of elegance and diversity, Bahrain offers a surprising abundance of clubs, pubs and chillout areas. The size of the city allows visitors to walk from one club to the other, enjoying the diverse musical offer.

Arabian nights

Once the heart of Persia, the archipelago of Bahrain has a privileged location lapped by the warm shores of the Arabian sea. With a very rich historical background, the country was once home of the Dilmun civilization, which was one of the oldest known. But if there is something that characterizes Bahrain, it is its nightlife. Full of elegance and diversity, Bahrain offers a surprising abundance of clubs, pubs and chillout areas. The size of the city allows visitors to walk from one club to the other, enjoying the diverse musical offer.

If you are planning your trip to Bahrein, try to avoid visiting the country during the summer months, as temperatures are extremely high, reaching up to 50 degrees Celsius. However, the use of electric fans and air conditioning during the warmest months is more than widely spread, which will allow you to enjoy your visit despite the season. Visas are needed in order to visit Bahrain and, for citizens of most western nationalities, these can be very conveniently obtained on arrival at Bahrain International Airport or at the border with Saudi Arabia. The cost of a three-month, multiple-entry visa, valid for stays of two weeks up to 30 days, costs BD25 (around US$66) and is payable in cash or credit card, either Bahraini dinars or major international currencies. You can also apply for an e-visa online – follow the links on www.evisa.gov.bh – wihich allows you to avoid long arrival immingration lines. You can check your eligibility for a visa on arrival online (www.evisa.gov.bh), as there are some restrictions currently in place for certain professions and nationalities. Given the decreasing international interest about Bahrain in recent decades, and the fact that tourism outside of the Formula 1 Grand Prix has slowed to a trickle, expect to be questioned about your intentions if you're visiting the country as a tourist.

Once you are in the land you can extend your visa by visiting the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residents. The cost of a visa extension is currently BD5 and the government takes a minimum of 72 hours to process and approve extension requests. This new document allows you to remain in the country for two more weeks, with no exception. Foreigners who overstay are rigorously fined.

Regarding customs regulations, Bahrein is not particularly strict. Unlike in other muslim countries, the importation, purchase and consumption of alcohol is permitted. Non muslim visitors are allowed to import 1L of wine or six cans of beer duty free.

SHARE ON:
Where am I From?
Check Visa Requirements
Follow Bahrain Visa Online
Recent Posts
Tips for Living in Bahrain
Aug 30, 2016 / Travel
Bahrain for beginners
Aug 25, 2016 / Visa
Bahrain, a tale of two seas
Aug 9, 2016 / Travel
Tags
Travel
Get your Bahrain eVisa online today!
0 Comments
Add Comment