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Bahrain Travel Guide

Bahrain — Travel Tips

  • Often you will be served traditional Arabic coffee, the original form of the beverage, and drinking it is part of a ritual. Take the cup in your right hand and always accept two cups (one will embarrass the host, while three will embarrass everyone else)
  • Bahrain is very permissive when it comes to alcohol, but public intoxication is illegal and is often severely punished
  • Most restaurants add a service charge between 10 and 15 percent, so tipping is usually unnecessary. Also avoid tipping taxi drivers as they often overcharge foreigners
  • Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours throughout the holy month of Ramadan. It is important for visitors to respect this tradition by not eating, drinking, or smoking in public throughout the month.

Contact Numbers

Emergency: 999
American Mission Hospital: +973-1724-8118
American Consulate: +973-1724-2700
British Consulate: +973-1753-4404
Canadian Consulate: +973-1753-6270
Alaska Yellow Cab: +973-1768-2999

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