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In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971.

  • Adhari Park;
  • Al Areen Wildlife Park;
  • Manama (includes National Museum,
  • Al Khamis Mosque,
  • Al-Qudaibiya Palace);
  • The Tree of Life;
  • Arad Fort;
  • Qal'at al-Bahrain- ancient harbor & capital of Dilmun
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +3
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    760 Km2
  • Population
    1 540 558
  • Main Languages
    Arabic, English, Persian, Urdu
  • Currency
    Dinars (BHD)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 49400
  • Airports
  • Heliports

    Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers

    Bahraini 46%, Asian 45.5%, other Arab 4.7%, African 1.6%, European 1%, other 1.2%

    If eating a meal on the floor, it is considered taboo to let one's feet touch the food mat. To avoid this situation, sit cross legged or kneel.

    Kabsa — rice combined with various meats, vegetables, and spices

    Heavily dependent oil/gas economy, has suffered due to lower prices and COVID-19 demand reductions; diversification struggles driven by unemployment and low-skilled labor force; deployed fiscal balancing efforts; emerging tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19 disruptions

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