Fly to Bahrain with British Airways and discover the only island nation in the Arab world. The capital, Manama, mixes office blocks and shopping malls with historic mosques and crowded souks, while the main island’s coast has both ancient sites and unspoilt islands.
While Bahrain’s nightlife doesn’t rival Dubai’s, the country nonetheless attracts visitors from neighbouring countries thanks to its more laid-back atmosphere and places to relax include the Al Areen Nature Reserve and the Adhari Water Park. Bahrain’s national museum and many forts show its thousands of years of history, while the 33 scattered islands of its archipelago are home to rare wildlife. Flights to Bahrain are also used by many travellers as a way of reaching eastern Saudi Arabia, including the nearby cities of Dammam and Khobar.
Flights to Bahrain take just under 5 hours and 30 minutes. Bahrain airport is located on Muharraq Island, which lies just off Bahrain Island and is connected to it by bridge. Bahrain’s capital, Manama, is just over four miles from the airport.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bahrain airport (BAH) to explore the contrasts of this fascinating Middle Eastern island state. British Airways offers daily flights to Bahrain and provides passengers with award-winning service and a generous 23kg checked baggage allowance.
Fly non-stop from London to Bahrain and explore a wealthy country with thousands of years of history. To make your journey simpler, consider checking in online or via your mobile phone, where you can also choose your seats up to 24 hours before departure.
Bahrain airport is located on Muharraq Island, just over four miles from Bahrain’s capital, Manama. While some buses do run here, the easiest way both to reach Manama and to travel onwards is to hire a taxi, which you will often be expected to negotiate a price for.
Dining options at Bahrain airport consist mostly of reliable chains such as Starbucks and McDonalds but, for something slightly more local, it’s worth trying the Bahraini hamburger chain Jasmi’s. Visitors will find a good choice of duty free shopping in the departure lounge.