Fly to Bahrain

Book a flight to Bahrain with flydubai and enjoy our flexible fares and feel-good flying experience. There’s no better way to fly to the Middle Eastern archipelago - we’re committed to catering to your needs, whatever your budget.

From takeoff to touchdown, we’ve rolled out a range of services to make your journey run smoothly. Multiple check-in options, including online check-in and downloadable boarding passes, allow you to get to the departure lounge with ease.

Take your seat in the sky and our friendly cabin crew will make your flight to Bahrain as enjoyable as possible. Your ultra-comfy seat also comes equipped with its own personal entertainment system. The hours will literally fly by as you get engrossed in a great movie, catch up on TV or cloud-gaze to the latest tunes.

Our inbuilt WiFi has won awards for its in-the-sky connection, so you can swipe, text, email, snap and browse to your heart’s content, all at a whopping 36,000 feet in the air.

If you’re flying to Bahrain on business, prepare to be swathed in comfort. You’ll enjoy zipping through security and departures as swiftly as possible. Once onboard, our cabin crew members will be on hand to take care of anything you need, whether a hearty meal from our globally influenced menu or a strong coffee to get through a morning of emails. Plug in, sit back and stay on top of your game while you travel - you’ll be in Bahrain before you know it.

Things to do

Discover time travelling treasures

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Bahrain’s heritage harks back to the ancient Dilmun civilisation, the first of many to rule this pocket of land. With five millennia of treasures packed into this petite island nation, you’ll be hankering for a longer weekend to fit in museums, mosques and historic sites galore.

Explore an Arabian wonderland

Known as the island of one million palm trees, Bahrain’s parks, coasts and postcard-perfect landscapes are impossibly beautiful. The mystical Tree of Life has lingered in Bahrain’s desert for around 400 years. In an area void of water, it’s a miracle that its low, craggy branches stand strong - some even claim it’s the last remnant of the Garden of Eden.

Take a bite out of Bahrain

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For the GCC’s tiniest member state, Bahrain is home to a clutch of top quality restaurants. From Bahraini breakfast spots emitting fragrances of salty-sweet balaleet to high-end dining in contemporary Italian restaurants, foodies can eat their way around the island’s wildly varied larder.

A guide to Bahrain

Visiting Bahrain is a thrilling dip into Middle Eastern life. Surrounded by the Arabian Gulf and neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the economic hub is made up of more than 30 intriguing islands. There’s never been a better time to visit, with the thriving capital of Manama blending ancient sites and futuristic skylines with foodie hangouts and elegant mosques.

A land of contrasts

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Deserts are scattered with tens of thousands of burial mounds, hordes of precious treasures fill up the Bahrain National Museum and forts, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bahrain Fort, reflect the country’s rich heritage. There’s a lot of history packed in among Bahrain’s skyscrapers, swimming pools and growing art and foodie scene - it even has its own exhilarating Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Pearls, pearls, pearls

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The country’s pearling past is a wonder to discover. All around its islands, you’ll find Bahraini pearls of superior quality. Water springs bubbling up through the seabed are thought to be the source of their reflective glow. Head to the island of Muharraq for the self-guided UNESCO Pearl Trail and discover them for yourself. From pearl diver’s homes to oyster bed spotting, it’s the perfect way to explore the history of Bahrain’s treasured icon.

Holy ground

Tear yourself away from Bahrain’s natural beauty and be dazzled by the elegant architecture of its mosques. Visit the oldest and the biggest - Al-Fateh Mosque. It’s the largest in the country, complete with grand hall and regal chandelier. Stop by Al Khamis Mosque too, one of the most ancient mosques in the world, dating back to 692 AD.

The sound of souqs

Steaming cups of tea, cheerful stall holders, a plethora of pearls - it’s a thoroughly Bahrain mix and you’ll find it in the country’s souqs. Explore Manama Souq and experience a vibrant part of the city - enjoy a spoonful of pistachio ice cream and breathe in the heady mix of Arabic perfumes.

Beach appeal

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If you’re looking for a shore to dip your toes in, there are plenty of beaches to discover in Bahrain. Fresh water bubbles up from underground springs straight into the sea, giving Bahrain its magical quality. Free sandy retreats include Arad Fort, which is ideal for a picnic and a paddle, and bustling Amwaj, packed with surfers and jet skiers.

Useful information

Visa

Many people visiting Bahrain are able to get a visa on arrival, but it’s quicker to get one in advance online. GCC citizens don’t need a visa to enter Bahrain and can use National ID cards instead. However, we recommend you check with your embassy the correct visa and documents required before you travel.

Currency

Bahrain Dinar (BHD) is used in Bahrain. Frequently used notes include 1, 5, 10, 20 and 500, while coins range from five to 500.

Language

Arabic is the official language of Bahrain but English is also widely spoken, especially in schools and in business.

Weather

There are two seasons in Bahrain - the super-hot summertime from April to October with average temperatures of 40°C, and a mild winter, with cooler temperatures that average 18°C. Summer also sees hot dry winds, known as qaws, blowing sand clouds across southern Bahrain towards Manama.

Getting around

There are a number of travel options in Bahrain. Flag down a taxi in the street - you’ll find them waiting outside hotels and major tourist attractions, just look out for the orange side wings. Shared taxis are also available, but they pick up from specific pick-up points and aren’t on a metre. Car hire is available or you can ride the bus, however routes may be tricky to grasp if you’re unfamiliar with Bahrain. Alternatively, glide between islands in true Bahraini style by taking a motor boat or dhow.

Airport information

Bahrain International Airport (BAH) is 20 minutes away from the capital city of Manama, making it easy to get to where you want to be.

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