What You Should Know Before Traveling to Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago in the Persian Gulf. Although, it has several beaches, all of them are small. There are a lot of nice hotels, but they are expensive. The climate is a tropical desert climate. This means that the winters are dryad n summers are very warm. The best time of the year, when you should travel to this country is fall or spring. Bahrain has the population of 1.046.814 people. The size is 710 km2.
Citizens of several counties can get a visa (14 days valid) on the airport. Among these countries are: the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. As of October, 2014, citizens of 66 countries can get a Visa on Arrival. For two weeks, it will cost you 25 BHD. For citizens with the United Kingdom passport, 3 months valid visa will cost 20 BHD. In general, a 72 hour valid visa will cost you 15 BHD and 7 days valid visa 25 BHD. A transit visa is 2 BHD.
Traveling by plane is your best alternative. Bahrain International Airport has good connections with London and cities in the region. You can also travel by a bus or a car. However, you cannot cross a border by foot, you must be in a vehicle. You cannot travel by boat anymore.
The official language is Arabic. This is extremely hard language to understand, so don’t expect to understand a lot of people. Also, reading signs, written in this language is almost impossible. However, English and Persian languages are widely spoken.
The official currency is the Bahraini dinar. It is one of the strongest currencies in the world.