Bahrain, an archipelago of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, is a captivating blend of ancient history and modern innovation. As the smallest Arab state, it boasts a rich cultural heritage dating back over 4,000 years. The UNESCO-listed Bahrain Fort and the ancient Dilmun Burial Mounds showcase this storied past. The iconic Bahrain World Trade Center and Bahrain Financial Harbour symbolize its contemporary growth and economic prosperity. Bahrain’s warm hospitality, diverse cuisine, and vibrant shopping scene, including traditional souks and modern malls, create a unique experience for visitors attending the International Paralympic Committee’s Annual General Assembly. For more information about what to do in Bahrain, click on this link.
Participants can look forward to experiencing Bahrain’s pleasant climate during late September. Average temperatures at this time of the year generally vary from a comfortable 29°C to a warm 36°C (84°F to 97°F). While the heat is milder compared to the peak summer months, attendees are encouraged to wear light, breathable clothing to fully enjoy the daytime events with ease. To make the most of the sun-soaked experience, be sure to pack high-SPF sunscreen, UV-protective sunglasses, and a stylish sun hat. Carrying a reusable water bottle will not only help you stay refreshed in the warm environment but also contribute to eco-friendly practices. As the evening temperature gently cools down, a light jacket or shawl would be perfect for outdoor gatherings, allowing you to relish the balmy nights. Embracing Bahrain’s delightful climate and making the necessary preparations will ensure that attendees have a memorable and enjoyable time during the International Paralympic Committee’s Annual General Assembly.
The official currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD). ATMs are widely available in Manama, and most major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC) offers extensive bus services. Metered taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem are also available. Car rentals provide flexibility for those with international driving licenses. Familiarize yourself with these options for efficient travel.
– Bahrain Public Transport Company: bahrainbus.bh/en
– Bahrain Taxi: bahraintaxi.com
– Bahrain Uber: uber.com/global/en/cities/manama
In Bahrain, the standard voltage is 230V, frequency is 50Hz, and power outlets are Type G (three rectangular pins). Bring a universal adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter to ensure compatibility with your electronic devices.
There are no specific health requirements for travelers to Bahrain. However, it is recommended to be up-to-date on routine vaccinations and to follow standard precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Bahrain Ministry of Health: moh.gov.bh
When traveling to Bahrain, it’s always helpful to familiarize yourself with the customs and traditions of the country to make the most of your visit. Bahrain has a rich cultural heritage, and visitors can gain a deeper appreciation for the local way of life by respecting their customs. With a predominantly Muslim population, dressing modestly and being mindful of public displays of affection is important, especially when visiting religious sites. For information about customs affairs: bahraincustoms.gov.bh
The Organizing Committee will be providing entry visa assistance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request visa support. Note that any requests will only be processed for participants who have submitted their applications online via the IPC registration portal.