ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Manama
Bahrain consists a chain of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf situated in the east of Saudi Arabia. The largest island is the Bahrain island whch accounts for 83% of the country.
A population of close to 1.2 Million. Muslims account for about 81.2% of the population.
Bahrain has extremely hot summer and a relatively mild winter. The average temperature could exceed 40 °C during the months of summer. During winter the temperature range between 10 and 20 °C.
Arabic is the official language. English is widely used as well.
GMT+3 hrs throughout the year
Government: 7 AM to 2 PM
General: 8 AM to 6 PM
(Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)
National Day: December 16th
New Year's Day: January 1st
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Islamic New Year
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police/ Emergencies: 999