The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island nation in the Persian Gulf, it declared independence in 1971 from the United Kingdom. Bahrain is connected to Saudi Arabia via a 25 kilometer long bridge (King Fahd Causeway), the other two options to reach the country are boat and plane. You can fly to the only international airport in the country, which is Bahrain Airport. The airport, Gulf Air’s main hub, is located a short distance from the capital Manama. Archaeological excavations in Qal’at al-Bahrain, the former capital of the Dilmun civilization, show that the island has been inhabited since 2300 BC. Historical sights can also be visited around the city of Muharraq.

Practical information about Bahrain:

Time zone: Arabia Standard Time +3
Currency: Bahraini dinar
National Day: 16 December
Airport: مطار

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