Bahrain Warnings and Dangers

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Bahrain Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxis / driving

    Bahrain Warnings and Dangers

    The previous tips mention the problem of taxis overcharging in Bahrain. However, just recently (end of 2008), all taxis have to put on their meters when accepting a fare and if they don't, the ride is free. They all have a sticker on the window saying this now. There are still ways of adding additional money to the fare, though. Last week I took a...

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  • Booze, alcohol

    Bahrain Warnings and Dangers

    don't drink and drive... because if the police stop you... directly they take you to jail for one week and you pay around 1250 US Dollars :) i am crazy so i always drink and drive hehe i like adventures

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  • Women

    Bahrain Warnings and Dangers

    Women should dress appropriately according to the weather and the place they are going to. Revealing dresses in the souk will only attract unwanted attention and or propositions from men. Drink and drive is not good. Drunk drivers are jailed and dealt with strictly and heavy fines and jail terms are involved.Stick with the taxis, pay and...

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  • SHOCKING VISA FEES

    I hope you don't stay here. It could really cost you. I hope you are like me and just passing through - for free - while your plane refuels. Most citizens need to pay more than $200 for a visa! Bahrain is only 665 sq km (413 sq miles). That's smaller than New York City (790 sq km, 305 sq miles). That's a lot of money to not see much. Just so you...

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  • Tree of Life

    It is a alert to new visitors to 'tree of life' in Bahrain. It is very difficult to find the location. The sign boards also mislead and giving difficult time for new-bahrain first time visitors. Advise is to get the route map / directions very clear before you start...

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  • Taxis are now metered

    The previous tips mention the problem of taxis overcharging in Bahrain. However, just recently (end of 2008), all taxis have to put on their meters when accepting a fare and if they don't, the ride is free. They all have a sticker on the window saying this now. There are still ways of adding additional money to the fare, though. Last week I took a...

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  • Narrow Roads and Lots of Roundabouts

    Being in Riyadh for quite awhile and getting used to its wide and less traffic light streets, Bahrain Street Scenes is different. Known for so many roundabouts (almost every intersection) plus the fact their streets are narrow which often causes traffics. So expect traffic jams and lots of roundabuts and traffic lights esp at downtown Manama.

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  • Saudi-Bahrain Border

    This is more of a reminder to those who are planning to travel by land from Saudi to Bahrain or vice versa.Expect a long queue at the immigration and customs area esp during weekend or special holidays.Prepare your passport, car registration, insurance and payment for a speedy processing.

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  • Drinking

    don't drink and drive... because if the police stop you... directly they take you to jail for one week and you pay around 1250 US Dollars :) i am crazy so i always drink and drive hehe i like adventures

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  • Meters

    Meters have been installed for umpteen years in Bahrain and I was NEVER able to get a driver to switch it on, I was there for more than 15 years. It was always "pay .....as you like" then if you did not negotiate a reasonable rate beforehand it will definitely end in tears.You will definitely get a better deal by calling Speedy Motors, they make...

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  • breathing the air

    This article was in the Bahrain English language paper the 'Gulf Daily News' on 25-05-05POLLUTION ALERT By MOHAMMED AL A'ALIMANAMA: Pollution in parts of Bahrain is hundreds of times higher than internationally accepted levels, Parliament heard yesterday. MPs are calling for independent international experts to be brought in to check the quality of...

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  • Breathing the air - part II

    Probe into illnesses underway A PARLIAMENTARY probe is continuing into mysterious illnesses reported by people living in Ma'meer village, near Sitra. The committee, chaired by MP Ahmed Hussain, met for the fifth time yesterday since its formation in April.The meeting was attended by Bahrain University president scientific affairs councillor Dr...

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  • Avoid local youth crowd

    For expatriates or tourists, if possible avoid local youth crowd or some specific religion denomination fanatic areas (sometimes marked with black banners or colorful flags).It happened to me few times when they knocked my car without reason while I was passing by slowly and politely. Maybe they don't like too many expatriates in Bahrain? Or...

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  • Cab's in Bahrain can be stressful

    Most cabs in Bahrain work on the barter system, so if you have no idea where you are going? Well let's say you will have a ride. 1. Always barter before sitting in the cab! This can be bad because you just want to get into the AC and out of the heat quickly.2. Ensure they know exactly where you want to go.3. Ensure prices are clearly for all...

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  • Taxi rip-off

    Description:those taxi drivers are terrible. last week my car broke down and i had to use the taxis. the drivers do not want to use the meters - even when i threatened to get out of the taxi he couldn't find his meter. please don't accept this - leave the taxi - it really is a problem here. i wouldn't mind so much if the taxis were in working...

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  • Taxis fraud all over Bahrain

    One of my worst memories of Bahrain and a disgrace to the overall fraud-free country: TAXI FRAUD! I stayed quite long in Bahrain and had to use taxis on a regular basis. See below what's important:It is mandantory for official taxis (orange-white / orange-gold colour) in Bahrain to use their meters and fixed fares.However, most drivers first try to...

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  • Humps Ahead

    These are not your normal speed bumps. This are just like hills. We hit it going to fast. I thought we broke the car we was in.

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  • Camels SPIT!

    You can ride them but they are surly, nasty beasts. Still, it is a neat experience. You gotta try it.

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  • Alcohol

    Although alcohol is not forbidden and many Saudis entering Bahrain during their weekend for some heavy drinking sessions, you should be careful. If the police will find you in a state of too much alcohol you might get locked up!

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  • Bahrain is a very safe place...

    Bahrain is a very safe place to travel to. The only warning that I could even think of would be involving traffic. The streets can get extremely crowded, and if you're used to driving in the States, then you will need to learn a few things. Round a bouts are everywhere, and some of them have 3-4 lanes going into them. I have been told the locals...

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  • If you do get sick whilst...

    If you do get sick whilst you're in Bahrain, go to Salmanyia Hospital (pronounced: sal-man-ee-ya). All taxis and hotels will know where it is, but just to put your mind at rest, for directions you need to go to the hospital near the dairy queen roundabout, (the DQ near the British Council and NOT exhibition road). It's the one hospital run by the...

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  • Booze: Don't whatever you do...

    Booze: Don't whatever you do get drunk in public. They'll throw you in jail and then you'll go to court and pay a huge fine. Drinking & Driving: even worse. If you have one mg of alcohol in your blood you'll go to jail and the next day they'll take you to court and fine you US$1,500. Take a taxi!

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  • Women should dress...

    Women should dress appropriately according to the weather and the place they are going to. Revealing dresses in the souk will only attract unwanted attention and or propositions from men.Drink and drive is not good. Drunk drivers are jailed and dealt with strictly and heavy fines and jail terms are involved.Stick with the taxis, pay and smile.Do...

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  • Women should really not show...

    Women should really not show their arms above the elbow, or legs above the knee when down the souk & avoid tight clothing unless you want to be touched up, stared up & offered money to go with a Saudi guy for sex. I KID YOU NOT! When a woman has to walk along the red light districts to gedt to a shop for example, do not get into the many cars that...

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  • don't get drunk (ie lose all...

    don't get drunk (ie lose all control) in public. It is a very small place. Always get your visa renewed well in advance, ie 10 days!!!!Always use metered taxis in cars, or give 1BD to a pick up taxi round Manama

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