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His Majesty the King, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
His Royal Highness, Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
August 15, 1971, (from United Kingdom)
Arabian Gulf, 741.4 Square Kilometers
Bahrain is split into five governorates: Capital, Central, Muharraq, Northern and Southern
Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
1 Bahraini Dinar = 2.65 US Dollar
Government offices from 07:00 to 14:15 (Sunday to Thursday), Banks from 07:30 to 13:00 is the normal business hours (Sunday to Thursday), Some banks are also open for a few hours on some afternoons
(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
3 hours ahead of GMT (GMT+3)
July-September, very hot and humid (Avg. 36°C).
December to February, cool or mild with occasional rain (10°C - 20°C).
March to May and October to November, warm with occasional pleasant breezes (20°C -30°C).