Travel & Useful Information

Venue and Accommodation

MENOG 22 Meeting and Peering Forum will take place at:
The Art Hotel & Resort
Al Fanar Avenue Road 5722 Building 2780 Manama, Bahrain، 257, Bahrain
Phone: +973 1600 0111

Alternative Accommodation

You can choose from a number of hotels within walking distance. MENOG neither recommends nor guarantees the quality of the hotels listed. Alternative hotel options can be found via travel sites like,, or through a travel agent.

Visa Information for Bahrain

You can check online to see whether or not you need an entry visa for Bahrain.

Six Month Validity Passport Rule: As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when travelling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveller to enter their country unless their passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

If you require a visa, you will need to apply for one at least six weeks before you travel.
We can provide you with an invitation letter upon request after you have registered for MENOG 22.
This list of Bahraini Embassies can help you when applying for a visa.

Travel and Useful Information

Getting from the Airport to City Centre

The Airport

Bahrain International Airport

By Car
It takes about 19 minutes to reach the city centre by car.

By Taxi
Taxicabs are located in the ground transportation area of the main terminal, outside ‘Arrivals’.Bahraini taxi cabs are white and orange. We recommend that passengers negotiate fares prior to boarding a taxi. Carrying a map of the area could be helpful, as some drivers are not locals.

The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Manama is about six Bahraini Dinar. Uber also offers taxi services in Manama.

Book your taxi in advance and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

If you have any complaints, please contact the Taxi Authority: +973 17 782 828.

Public Transport

It is possible to travel to and from Bahrain International airport by public transport.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Bahrain uses the universal European emergency number 112 for Police/Fire/Ambulance services. An operator will redirect the call to the appropriate service.

For specific cases, use the following numbers:

  • National Emergency Call Center: 999
  • Traffic Police: 199
  • Emergency – Casualty Bureau: 990
  • Emergency – Criminal Investigations (CID): 992

The telephone prefix for Bahrain is +973


The Bahraini currency is called the Bahraini Dinar.
Abbreviation: BHD

Exchange rates for foreign currencies, valid on 15 September 2022:
USD 1 = 0.373 BHD


All credit and charge cards can be used at ATMs.

There are more than 300 ATMs in Bahrain, all of which are operated by BENEFIT (Bahrain Electronic Network for Financial Transactions).

The majority of ATMs offer 24-hour service, and customers withdrawing cash using a bank card issued by any Bahraini bank will incur no charges at the machines.

Be aware that Bahraini society is cash-based. Very few people use credit or debit cards for small purchases. Cheques are seldomly used.


In Bahrain, the power plugs and sockets are of type G, similar to those used in the UK. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Time Zone

UTC+3 hours


Bahrain has a desert climate, mild in winter and very hot in summer. The best time to visit Bahrain is mid-November to mid-March to avoid the summer heat.

About Bahrain

Bahrain means ‘Two Seas’, a fitting name for an archipelago of 33 islands in the Gulf, which defines itself in relation to the water that surrounds its shallow shores. Bahrain has always warmly received visitors from around the world.

Bahrain is a liberal state, but many Bahrainis are conservative. We advise you to respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend anyone.

Capital City: Manama
Languages: Arabic and English
Religion: Islam

It is recommended to dress conservatively in public places, especially religious sites. The working dress code is formal (suits and ties for men, business attire for women).

All residents and visitors must carry a photo ID. If you fail to show your ID you may be subject to a fine of up to 300 BHD.

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