Bahrain is located in the Middle East in the Gulf Coast and has a population of over 700,000 people. Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands and has fast become an ambitious modern metropolis with the likes of man-made islands off its shores. Bahrain still maintains is history with ancient burial grounds and the cultural craft markets. The offical language of Bahrain is Arabic.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

June through to October can be quite warm, while December through to March can be quite cool, so the best times to visit are outside of these months.

Money and costs

The national currency of Bahrain is the Dinar (BHD). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia, UK and most of the EU require a tourist visa to enter Bahrain. These visas can be obtained on arrival and are valid for two weeks. These can be renewed for an additional two weeks once in the country. It must be noted that if working for a media company, you may want to check if you need an invitation from the Bahrain authorities to stay in Bahrain.

Getting there

Bahrain International Airport is the gateway to this destination which services flights mainly from Europe and the Middle East, meaning travellers from the Americas and Australia will have to catch connecting flights from Europe or Asia.

Dialling codes

To call Bahrain, the country dialling code is +973.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Bahrain at:

Lonely Planet -​bahrain

Bahrain Embassy in the USA -

Bahrain Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011