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Bahraini Dinar

Visiting somewhere in Bahrain? We have you covered.

If you're planning a trip to Bahrain, one thing you'll want to keep in mind is currency exchange. While many places in Bahrain do accept credit cards, you'll likely want to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases and transactions.

The official currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD), and if you're coming from the UK, you'll need to exchange your British pounds (GBP) for BHD before your trip. While you can exchange currency at airports and banks in Bahrain, it's often more convenient to do so before you leave the UK.

By exchanging your GBP for BHD before you go with Ramsdens, you'll have one less thing to worry about when you arrive in Bahrain. Plus, you'll get a great rate and excellent customer service. 

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Pounds GBP to BHD Bahraini Dinar exchange rate

How far will my money go throughout Bahrain?

The amount of money you can spend in Bahrain will depend on several factors, including your budget, the type of experiences you're looking for, and the cost of living in the areas you plan to visit. However, in general, you can expect your money to go further in Bahrain than in many other developed countries.

The cost of living in Bahrain is relatively low compared to Western countries, and you can find affordable accommodation, food, and transportation. A basic meal at a local restaurant will typically cost around 5 BHD, or around 2 GBP, while a mid-range meal at a sit-down restaurant will cost around 15 BHD, or around 5.70 GBP. Taxis and public transportation are also relatively inexpensive, and you can easily get around the country without breaking the bank.

When it comes to entertainment and leisure activities, the cost will vary depending on what you choose to do. Admission to attractions like museums, parks, and beaches is often low, and there are plenty of free activities to enjoy as well. On the other hand, activities like shopping, dining at upscale restaurants, and visiting nightclubs will cost more, but they still won't break the bank compared to prices in other countries.

Overall, you can expect your money to go far in Bahrain, allowing you to experience the best the country offers without overspending.

Denominations

The Bahraini Dinar (BHD) is the currency of Bahrain and is divided into 1000 fils. The banknotes in circulation come in denominations of 500 fils, 1/2, 1, 5, 10, and 20 dinars. The coins that are in circulation include 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 500 fils.

Things to do while travelling in Bahrain

Bahrain is a small but vibrant island nation in the Middle East, known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and thriving business scene. Here are some activities to consider while travelling in Bahrain:

Visit Bahrain Fort - This historic fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to the 14th century and offering a glimpse into Bahrain's rich history.

Go to the beach - Bahrain is home to many beautiful beaches, such as Al Jazayer Beach and Amwaj Island Beach, where you can relax, swim, and enjoy water sports.

Explore the Souq - The traditional marketplace in Manama offers a wide range of goods, such as textiles, jewellery, spices, and souvenirs, and is a great place to experience Bahraini culture.

Visit the Bahrain National Museum - This museum showcases the history and culture of Bahrain, with exhibits on archaeology, natural history, and Islamic art.

Go on a desert safari - Bahrain's desert landscape offers an exciting adventure, with opportunities for dune bashing, camel riding, and stargazing.

See the Tree of Life - This mysterious tree in the middle of the desert is believed to be over 400 years old and is a popular tourist attraction.

Visit the Al Fateh Grand Mosque - This stunning mosque in Manama is one of the largest in the world and offers a beautiful example of Islamic architecture.

Enjoy the food - Bahraini cuisine is diverse and delicious, with influences from Arabic, Persian, and Indian cuisine, such as grilled meat, rice dishes, and seafood.

Go shopping - Bahrain is a shopper's paradise, with modern malls such as City Centre Bahrain and Seef Mall offering a wide range of international brands.

Experience the nightlife - Bahrain has a thriving nightlife scene, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants offering entertainment and socialising opportunities.

These are just a few of the many things to do while travelling in Bahrain. With its rich culture, beautiful scenery, and modern amenities, Bahrain offers a unique and memorable travel experience.

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