Practical Information


Practical Information

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain

Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

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Venue information
Gateway Gulf Investor Forum 2020 will take place at: Ritz Carlton and Jumeirah Hotels
Bahrain Bay, Manama, Bahrain

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  • Arrival
  • Visa
  • Registration
  • Hotels
  • Useful Tips

Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain International Airport is located in Muharraq, an island about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the capital Manama. It serves as the hub for the national carrier, Gulf Air. The airport is located 10 minutes from the Four Seasons by car and 15 minutes from city centre.


Local Phone and Data Plans

The airport features local mobile network providers for ease of local and international connectivity during your stay in Bahrain. The three leading service providers are based at the airport’s arrival terminal: Batelco, Viva, and Zain.


Lost and found inquiries should be directed to the following:

  • Items lost in the terminal; Tel: +973 (17) 321 429,
  • Luggage lost in the baggage reclaim area; Tel: +973 (17) 321 430,
  • Possessions misplaced on the aircraft or in the customs area; Tel: +973 (17) 321 620.

  • Taxi & Transport Services

    As you exit the customs area, you will find help desks managed by staff representatives to assist you with local transport options. This airport presence will be ongoing from 7-9 of May.

    Shuttle Airport Transfers

    If you reserved your accommodation in one of the selected hotels, please note that a shuttle service from the airport to your hotel will be available the 8 and 9 May every hour from 8am to 8pm.

    Prearranged Airport Transfers

    You may want to pre-arrange an airport transfer through the concierge at the hotel of your choosing.

    Other Local Transport Options

    Mobile app-based service providers are also a convenient option. Uber and Careem are frequently used services with access to the Bahrain Airport.


    There are banks with currency exchange desks and ATMs at various points in the terminal building.

    Business lounge

    Three premium lounges are situated in the departures area, each of which serves food and is equipped with a range of business services.

    Useful Tips

    Cultural & Historical Sites

    Bahrain Museum

    One of the first museums in the Gulf, the Bahrain National Museum opened in 1988. The site, itself on the edge of the sea, is a tremendous attraction, adding to its contemporary ambiance which is influenced by the white travertine facade and dramatic courtyard decorated with contemporary sculptures.

    Bahrain International Circuit

    The Bahrain International Circuit is a motor sport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East.

    Souq Bab Al Bahrain

    Located in the heart of old Manama, Bab Al Bahrain is an important commercial and tourism icon, making it one of Bahrain’s most important construction projects.
    From traditional Arabic coffee to a contemporary western cappuccino, the Souq offers a mixture of both traditional and modern products by the best local names.
    Here you may shop for unique products such as traditional perfumes, jewellery and sweets, local handicrafts, antiques, carpets, local spices, teas and much more.

    Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    The Al-Fateh Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain.

    Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life [Shajarat-al-Hayat] is approximately 400 years, 32 feet or 9.75 meters high. A Prosopis Cineraria, the tree stands on top of a 25-foot or 7.6-m high sandy hill.
    The tree is a local tourist attraction, as it is the only major tree growing in the area. The tree is visited by approximately 50,000 tourists every year.

    Old Houses of Muharraq

    Muharraq, the former capital of Bahrain, is known for its cultural splendour and traditional Bahraini houses on the town’s narrow streets. The Shaikh Isa bin Ali house is Bahrain’s most impressive example of Gulf Islamic architecture featuring four courtyards and beautiful carved wooden doors and perforated panels.

    Souk al Qaisariya

    One of the oldest sections of the Muharraq Suq, Suq al Qaisariya offers a charming shopping experience. Currently undergoing extensive restoration work by the Ministry of Culture, the first phase of the project, which has been completed, features a number of renovated shops, selling a variety of products ranging from pearls to spices and tea, as well as a traditional café Zaafaran – arranged around a number of historic madbassahs.