Bahrain Embassy

Bahrain Embassy

The Embassy of Kingdom of Bahrain, Delhi, India

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About Bahrain

Bahrain Leadership

The Prime Minister: His
Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin
Salman Al-Khafa
The King: His Majesty king
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
The Crown Prince: His
Highness Shaikh Salman
bin Hamad bin Isa Al-

Country Overview
Head of State His Majesty the King, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
National Day December 16, 1971
Population 760,168
Location / Size Arabian Gulf , 257 Square Miles
Capital Manama
Languages Arabic (English Widely use in Bussiness)
Currency Bahraini Dinar
Economic Overview
2002 2003 2004
Nominal GDP USD Bn 8.4 9.0 9.5
Real GDP Growth Rate % 4.5 4.1 3.8
Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) % 0.7 2.4 2.2
Current Account Balance USD Mn -151.2 3.1 145.2
General Overview
Business Hours Government offices
07:00-14:15 (Sunday to Thursday)
07:30-13:00 is the normal business hours (Sunday to Thursday)
Some banks are also open for a few hours on some afternoons
Central Post Office
(Manama, near Bab Al Bahrain) 07:00-19:30 (Saturday to Thursday)
Working hours vary, but typically 08:30-12:30 and 16:00-20:00 (Saturday to Thursday)
Many shops are open for half or full day on Friday as well
Weekly holidays Friday, Saturday
Time zone 3 hours ahead of GMT (GMT+3)
Climate Summer:
July-September, very hot and humid (Avg. 36C).
December to February, cool or mild with occasional rain (10C – 20C). Remaining months: March to May and October to November, warm with occasional pleasant breezes (20C – 30C).

Introduction to Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain a name that translates as “Two Seas” is actually an archipelago of 33 low-lying islands located in the heart of the Gulf. Situated along major Arabian and international trade routes between Asia and the West, the Kingdom has, for millennia, served as an important port and center of business. The capital city of Manama is a vibrant cosmopolitan center offering an open economy and an educated workforce enhanced by modern cultural amenities like museums, shopping, restaurants and fine hotels.

Human Development
Bahrain is consistently one of the top Middle Eastern countries in the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) annual index on human development. The UNDP’s report tracks statistics like access to medicine and medical care, life expectancy, infant mortality and availability of safe drinking water. Bahrain ranks proudly among the top countries in those important yardsticks.

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