Tag Archives: Study in Bahrain

The territory of Bahrain consists of 33 islands, located in the Persian Gulf, just off the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, between the Al Hasa region and the Qatar peninsula. At the center of the archipelago, the flat and sandy island of Bahrain, from which the state takes its name, in the past an important hub of commercial and maritime exchange between ancient Mesopotamia and India. Thriving seat of Islamic civilization during its period of maximum splendor (between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries), first Portuguese and then British rule, the territory of Barhein was claimed several times also by Iran, by virtue of the ancient presence of the Persians expelled from the island at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Richer and more populated than the other countries of the Persian Gulf, Barhein has always been considered a strategic point due to its position and the conspicuous presence of oil fields. Many of the disputes with neighboring countries, such as that with Qatar for the jurisdiction over the Hawar Islands, have often centered on issues related to the exploitation of underground resources, oil and natural gas first of all. Economically advanced, the country has not, however, succeeded in following economic development with a contextual democratization of the political regime, despite the demands made since the 1970s by the progressive parties that have loudly claimed, towards the sovereigns and emirs in power, greater libertarian openings. Death penalty, discrimination against women (who have acquired full political citizenship only since the beginning of the 21st century) and against foreigners (for example for access to public office), repression of dissent and public demonstrations, control of the media are just some of the critical issues that the country is facing on its way to fuller social and political maturity. According to COUNTRYAAH, Bahrain is a nation in Western Asia, the capital city of which is Manama. The latest population of Bahrain is 1,701,586. ACEINLAND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Bahrain, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
The archipelago is made up of islands consisting mainly of sandy banks and coral formations. The main ones are Sitra (30.10 km²), Muharraq (24.31 km²), Umm Nasan (19 km²), Hawar (38 km²) and above all Bahrain, the largest (572 km²), which reaches as a maximum point of altitude 134 m above sea level in Jebel Dukhān. Widely exposed to the climatic influences of the Arabian desert, the archipelago has very hot summers (the average in July is over 34 ºC) and mild winters (an average of 17 ºC in January); There is very little rainfall, with less than 300 mm per year.

An island state with an arid climate, Bahrain has been able to exploit its water resources for the development of agriculture. However, these policies have partially compromised the richness of the soil, so that the country is counted among those at risk of desertification. In addition, oil spills in the surrounding waters have damaged the coral reef and coastal and marine fauna (dugong, turtle etc.). The desert areas still host the gazelle, the hare, the lizard and the mouse of the pyramids; thousands of migratory birds stop over on the islands in spring and autumn. The public Commission for the protection of marine resources, the environment and wildlife deals with the country’s environmental policies and is responsible for nature and wildlife reserves, which cover 11.2% of the territory.

Bahrain Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Cultural customs and rules for business dealings are in no way different from what applies to other GCC countries or Arab countries. Traditional Arab/Muslim customs need to be respected. The English language is a common means of communication in business negotiations. To a large extent,… Read More »

Bahrain Basic Information

Basic data Capital Manama Population million Language Arabic Religion Islam State system Monarchy Head of State His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Salman Al Khalifa Head of government His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Currency name BHD (Bahrainian Dinar) Travel Time shift +2 hours (in summer +1 hour) Economy 2021 Nominal GDP (billion… Read More »

Bahrain Travel Facts

Bahrain consists of 33 islands and is located in the Arabian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. A world of desert and water that offers variety and is particularly interesting for those interested in archeology. The contrast between modern cities and exciting desert landscapes also attracts many western travelers like Dubai. Capital City Manama Size… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Bahrain

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Bahrain, located in Manama. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. Capital Knowledge 25th Floor, West Tower Bahrain Financial Harbour Capital Governorate Manama 2670 Bahrain Phone: + 973 172 11 3 11 Test Center Information Capital Knowledge is… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Bahrain

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »