Do you need a rental car in Bahrain?
Established as a leading tourist and commercial destination in the Middle East
, car hire in Bahrain has increased in popularity in recent years. With more car rental suppliers located at the airport than ever before, competition is strong and finding the best price isn't always straight forward.
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Bahrain Mini Guide
Bahrain is considered one of the most culturally relaxed places in the Middle East making it an ideal holiday destination. This Kingdom of islands which are located in the Arabian Gulf is the smallest of the independent Persian states but nevertheless extremely rich with a strong currency. The predominance of financial services here has also meant that Bahrain is extremely popular with expatriates.
The local currency of one Dinar is worth three US dollars ($USD) meaning that you may wish to do some saving before you make your visit, but it will be worthwhile as there is much to see and do here. Having a car is probably the best way to get out and explore the islands of Bahrain at your leisure. Like Dubai, you can expect petrol to be reasonably cheap in this oil producing country.
The best time to visit is during the winter and the spring months, but by April it starts to really heat up. This is especially the case if you are a fan of motor racing as the Grand Prix takes place in Bahrain in April although due to political unrest the 2011 Grand Prix was cancelled.
If visiting in the summer months an umbrella and a bottle of water are your two most important travel items. If you are driving to Saudi Arabia
the King Fahd Causeway will take you there within half an hour, but check your rental car regulations before making the journey as plans for cross border travel should be advised to the rental supplier in advance, please check our rate terms for more details.
Bahrain International Airport is a busy terminal which is often used as a stopover by flights on their way to Australia. The airport is located in Muharraq close to Manama. The region’s main airline is Gulf Air which has flights to other destinations in the Middle East and internationally.
Airport shopping is a big draw for people coming to Bahrain as purchases are tax free. As well as several impressive malls you can find good deals on all sorts of products in the souks and though they may not be genuine originals they often look as good as the real thing. Tailored suits are also a popular choice for visitors as the prices and quality are hard to match.