GENERAL INFORMATION Bahrain is three hours ahead of the UK.
Three-pin plug sockets are standard.
The local currency is the Bahraini Dinar (BD) which is divided into 100 fils. 1BD is approximately £2.00.
Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept debit and credit cards and contactless payments. The easiest way to obtain cash, should you need it, is via an ATM machine. Your hotel reception will also be able to exchange money if you need it.
Tipping isn’t expected but it is commonly practised. Many restaurants include a service charge within the price, and the menu will indicate this if it’s the case. If service charges are not included and you have had a good experience then you might like to leave a 10-15% tip.
The weather in March tends to reach around 24-26ºC during the daytime and drops to around 15ºC at night.