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BAHRAIN - The hidden pearl of the Middle East.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a fascinating place with ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites which rub up against still-bustling bazaars and carpet shops while skyscrapers define the mosque-studded skyline. This captivating island nation blends ancient traditions with modern aspirations. Discover rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm Arabian hospitality.  

  • VISA for entry

    All travelers who want to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain need a Visa except citizens of GCC.  Click on the links below for more information how to apply for Visa and how to register with the eVisa Service.

  • Customs Clearance

    There are strict import regulations in Bahrain for electronic and technical equipment (eg cameras, radios, drones ... and many more) as well as for other goods. Click on the link below for more details.

  • Electric Plug Type G Zeichenfläche 1

    Electric Plug Recommendation

    For Bahrain the associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Bahrain operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS & RENTAL CARS

  • DOWNLOAD

    List of Hotels with special RMCGF rates

    Directly contact the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) for hotel reservations, rental car bookings or for booking touristic activities as the BIC has cooperations with local companies and will support you. Below please find a link to a list of hotels with special rates for the RMCGF.

    Click here to download the Hotel list.

  • How to proceed

    Hotel Bookings

    For hotel reservation please send your data 

    • name
    • rooms needed
    • date of arrival and date of departure 
    • name of your preferred hotel from the list 
    • with the note „Rotax Grand Finals“ 

    to Marita Liwanag (m.liwanag@bic.com.bh)

  • NEED A CAR?

    Rental Car Booking

    For rental car bookings, please send your request with 

    • name
    • date of arrival and date of departure
    • preferred car type (Compact, SUV, Minivan etc)
    • with the note "Rotax Grand Finals"

    to Marita Liwanag (m.liwanag@bic.com.bh)

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Some Facts about Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf which looks back to a 5000-year-old history and culture. It is the location of ancient Dilmun, home to what was an important Semitic civilization in the Bronze Age and was later conquered by Babylonians and Persians. There are a lot of ruins, burial mounds and forts to explore throughout the country, but Bahrain has to offer a lot more.

Nowadays, Bahrain is a major oil-producing country and is now increasing the economic in the banking and tourism sectors, but till the 19th century it was worldwide well known for its exquisite pearls. It’s tolerant, permissive monarchy and the laid-back nature of its inhabitants combined to make it an attractive destination for rest and relaxation.

  • Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    The Al Fateh Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world accomodating up to 7000 worshippers. To be admired is the impressively built domed structure made of pure fiberglass and weighing over 60 tons. It is named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the conqueror of Bahrain and is blessed with tranquility reserved for the holiest of holy places.

  • Bahrain Fort

    Bahrain Fort

    Historically, this is one of Bahrain’ most important sites. The fort itself was built in the 14th century by the Portuguese but excavations at the site reveal six other distinct eras of the place dating back to the Dilmun era, or around 3000 BC during which time it may have been the island‘s capital. Since July 2005 the Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Bahrain National Museum

    Bahrain National Museum

    Built in 1988, This US$ 34 million complex offers a comprehensive view of Bahrain through the ages with a rich collection of ancient archae- ological artifacts that cover 6000 years of history. Arguably the most interesting of the exhibits spread between nine halls is a reconstructed ancient burial mound dating to around 2800 BC.

  • Old Houses Of Muharraq

    Old Town of Muharraq

    In the old town of Muharraq, was once the home of Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa, the ruler of Bahrain at that time. It provides a fine example of local architecture, complete with wind tower, wall carvings and lattice work, and is representative of traditional 19th century life.

  • Tree of Life

    Tree of Life

    This 400-year old mesquite tree in Bahrain is considered as a natural wonder. This lone tree rises from the desert and nurtured by a source of water the origin of which remains a mystery as no aquifers are known to exist at the tree’s location.

  • King Fahd Causeway

    King Fahd Causeway

    It is a multiple causeway and bridges combination connecting Khobar, Saudi Arabia with the island nation of Bahrain. The 25 kilometer causeway officially opened to traffic on November 25, 1986.

  • First Oil Well

    First Oil Well

    The first drilling rig arrived in Bahrain in May 1931, and in October that year, Oil Well Number 1 was spudded. In June 1932, the drilling bit pierced a layer of blue shale at 1,250 feet and the crew smelled oil, heralding the start of a new economic era for Bahrain.

  • Bahrain Skyline

    World Trade Center

    Bahrain's landmark building with state-of-the-art twin towers, first of its kind in the world. At a height of nearly 800 feet, the two iconic towers offer spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and Manama cityscapes. Each tower features state of the art offices with impressive double-height entrance lobbies, high-speed lifts and balconies on every floor.



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