Luxury Apartments in Diplomatic Area, Bahrain
Strategically located within the CBD, Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain is well set within the vicinity of the Bahrain World Trade Centre, the Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain Exhibition Centre, government ministries, prestigious designers’ stores, shopping districts, dining and entertainment options, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions.
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain
PO Box 11527, Building 34,
Road 1701, Block 317
Diplomatic Area Bahrain, Manama,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Cold Store ( Convenience store) (2 minutes by foot)
- Cafeterias (Costa Coffee, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts) (5 minutes by foot)
- Restaurants (Le Chocolat, Bread Talk, and Chili's) (5minutes by foot)
- Kiosks (3-5 minutes by foot)
- ATMs (3-5 minutes by foot)
- Newsstands (3-5 minutes by foot)
- Supermarket (10 minutes by car)
- Pharmacy (10 minutes by car)
Getting to Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain
From Bahrain International Airport: 15 minutes by car, taxi fare approximately 10 dinars plus an extra charge of 2 dinars.
From Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain to Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre, it takes around 15 minutes by car.
Located in the Arabian Gulf and with a population of 1.2 million, Bahrain is a boutique destination – small, distinctive, classy - ideal for a city or winter break. Covering a mere 780 sq km in an archipelago of 33 islands, the smallest Arabic state is an important gateway to the energy-rich nations in the Gulf region and beyond the Middle East.
Home to many global financial institutions, Bahrain was the first Gulf state to discover oil and has been an important economic and financial hub until today, while keeping up with the contemporary in its own ways, through fine arts, music festivals, performances and entertainment.
Excellent transport links, a conductive business environment, relatively low costs and a relaxed lifestyle have drawn travellers from around the world to explore the kingdom’s 5000 years of distinctive culture and heritage, by land or by sea, and be awed by the coasts, valleys and deserts. Alternatively, partake in some of the international sports events, enjoying the usage of world-class sports facilities in the city that first hosted Grand Prix in2004.
Essential facts of Bahrain
- Summer: July – September, hot and humid; average temperature is 36 degrees C
- Winter: December to February, cool or mild with occasional rain; average temperate is between 10 and 20 degrees C.
- Months from March to May and October to November are warm with occasional pleasant breezes; average temperature is between 20 and 30 degrees C.
Arabic is the official language of Bahrain. English is used in business.
Bahraini Dinar (1 Bahraini Dinar = USD 2.65). Most major credit cards are accepted in many of the large department stores, but for places likes the souks, only cash is accepted.
Visas for 37 nationalities are granted immediately through www.bahrain.bh/visa.
Banks are open as follows:
Sundays to Wednesdays, 07:30 to 14:00 hours, some also open in the evenings
Thursdays, 07:30 to 13:00 hours
Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, closed.
Shops are normally open as follows:
Sundays to Wednesdays, 10:00 to 22:00 hours
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 to 24:00 hours.
In Bahrain, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Many traditional handcrafts are done to the vibrancy of contemporary designs and colours as the skills remain practised and get handed down in pottery works, dhow building, cloth weaving, basket making, and so on.
Medical services in Bahrain are generally acceptable. As with general practice, travel insurance is normally advised for short-term visitors, including emergency evacuation insurance for certain illnesses and accidents. Visitors to Bahrain should be aware of the dangers of heat stroke, sun stroke and other sun or heat related ailments. Temperatures of 45 degrees C with high humidity in the summer months can severely affect people unused to such conditions. Vaccinations are not required unless coming from an infected area.
The electrical current in Bahrain is 220/230V 50Hz and the British-style three-pin plugs are used.
Bahrain's phone system is GSM-based like most of Europe. There are now three mobile carriers: Viva, Zain and Batelco. Batelco, being the more established, may offer a suitable option for travellers who need international roaming. In dialing an 8-digit number in Bahrain, a prefix of 17 or 77 indicates that it is a landline number; while a prefix of 3x (e.g. 32-39) indicates a mobile number. As there are no area codes, to call a Bahrain number from outside the country, it is necessary to add a prefix +973- to the 8-digit number.
There is a standard “service charge” that is usually added to your restaurant and café bills. If desired, it is also appropriate to offer additional reward for exceptional service at 10-15% of the total bill. Alternatively, simply round up the bill when making payment.
Public Holidays in Bahrain include: New Year’s Day, Prophet’s Birthday, Labor Day, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Al Hijra New Year, Ashoora and Bahrain National Day.