Bahrain visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Bahraini Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • United Arab Emirate citizens can visit Bahrain without applying for a visa for a variable stay of at least 30 days.
  • Prospective visitors will be requested to provide a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Bahrain. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Mauritius citizens who want to stay beyond the period of stay are to apply and pay for an extension at the Immigration department.
  • Tourists travelling to Bahrain must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Bahrain. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Visitors must be able to support themselves (and any dependents) during the visit and are not allowed to take up any paid employment during their stay.
  • Intending visitors can get to Bahrain from any international airport in Mauritius. There are international airports in Port Louis and Rodrigues.
  • Emirate, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, and Oman Air are some of the airlines that fly from United Arab Emirate to Bahrain.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to Manama, Bahrain is 1 hour, 2 minutes.
  • The Bahraini Dinar is the official currency in Bahrain. The USD is widely accepted throughout the country. There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currencies.
  • Bahrain has an arid climate. Summers in Bahrain are often extremely sunny, and winter is slightly mild, and these make up the seasons in Bahrain. 
  • Bahrain uses the Arabian Standard Time (GMT+3) making the United Arab Emirates 1 hour ahead of Bahrain.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Bahrain are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V, with a 50 Hz frequency.
  • Manama, Bahrain national museum, and Tree of Life are some of the tourist attractions in Bahrain.
  • Islam is what about 70% of citizens of Bahrain take up as their religion, with a small but nonetheless existing number of Christians and people of other faiths.
  • Bahrain, with its many architectural and natural beauties, has a lot to offer to visitors looking to go sightseeing, and discovering a rich and diverse culture while at it.
  • Although Arabic is the official language in Bahrain, English is also spoken by many. It used for business and other official purposes and is a compulsory second language in schools.
  • Transportation in Bahrain is facilitated by buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • Bahrain is a very Islamic country with most of their laws influenced by the Quran, which means that certain things like taking pictures of people and buildings without permission, open display of non-religious beliefs, and import of other religious materials can be considered offensive.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Bahrain?

Bahrain’s weather is hot for a better part of the year, however, the best time to visit is when it is less so, and this from November to February.

Is Bahrain safe for tourist travel?

Bahrain is relatively safe, with a low rate of violent crimes. Most tourists will never face any safety concern while in the country. Nevertheless, visitors are still advised to take necessary precautions while in the country.

When is the best time to visit Bahrain?

The best time to visit Bahrain is between December and March for favourable weather conditions, and between March and April for fans of Formula 1.

How long should my passport be valid for before travelling to Bahrain?

Visitors from the United Arab Emirate are advised to have a passport valid for six months beyond the date of exit from the country. The passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps.

What is the most practiced religion in Bahrain?

Islam is the most prominent religion in Bahrain with about 70% of the entire population practising it.