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 Bahrain - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +3

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 230v (Awaku 110v)

Frequency: 50Hz (Awali 60Hz)

Opening Hours

Friday is a holiday.

Generally most businesses are open Saturday to Thursday, although many close early on Thursday.

Government offices are open Saturday to Wednesday. 07:00-14:15 (Saturday-Tuesday), 07:00-14:00 (Wednesday).

Banks - 07:30-12 noon (Saturday-Thursday), selected branches also open a few hours some afternoons.

Shops - hours vary, but typically 08:30-12:30 and 16:00-20:00 (Saturday to Thursday). Many shops open half or full day on Friday as well.

Money

The currency in Bahrain is Dinars, each divided into 1000 fils.

Communications

International Dialing code for Bahrain is 973

Diplomatic Missions

British Embassy in Manama, Bahrain
21 Government Avenue
P O Box 114
Manama 306, Kingdom of Bahrain
Phone: +973 17574100
Fax: +973 17574101
Web Site: United Kingdom Embassy
Office Hours: Sun - Thursday: 07:30 - 14:30

American Embassy in Manama, Bahrain
Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331
Zinj, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Phone: (973)1724-2700
Fax: (973)1727-0547
Web Site: American Embassy
Email: ManamaConsular@state.gov

For full list of Foreign Embassies in Bahrain see link
Foreign Embassies in Bahrain

Emergencies

Emergency numbers
- Police: 999
- Fire department: 997
- Ambulance: 998

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Update History

August 2017: Formalities checked/updated.
August 2015: Formalities checked/updated.
July 2015: Publication updated
July 2013: Formalities checked.

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