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= BHD=1 GBP
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What to spend your dinar on

  • A white kandura

    16 BHD

  • 1.5 litre bottle of water

    0.30 BHD

  • Taxi from airport to central Manama

    4 BHD

  • Admission to the Bahrain National Museum

    0.50 BHD

  • Cost of a fast food meal

    1.93 BHD

How many Bahrain Dinar will I need?*

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Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


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Must-sees in Bahrain

  • Manama
  • Bahrain’s capital is home to the spectacular Al-Fatih Mosque, as well as the Bahrain National Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of the country.
  • Hamad Town
  • Hamad Town is a stone’s throw from Bahrain International Circuit, which is one of the current tracks on the Formula One calendar. You can also find the large Souq Waqif shopping centre here.

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50 years in circulation

Replacing the pan-regional Gulf Rupee, the Bahraini Dinar was introduced in 1965. Amazingly, paper notes weren’t printed until 1979. A recent issue in Bahrain has been inflation; at the moment, it stands at just over 3%. Most shops and restaurants accept the Saudi riyal as well as the dinar, thanks to how closely the two countries’ economies are linked.

Frequently used banknotes

Notes used in Bahrain are ½. 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dinar, while coins come in 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 fils. A ½ dinar note is also available.

If visiting a souq (a traditional market) in Bahrain, it’s worth haggling, as it’s possible to bag a bargain that you might not find in a designer store for example.

Tipping here is pretty common in restaurants and taxis. 10% is the usual amount you can stick to, and in bars 0.4 BHD is a standard amount.

Buying Bahrain dinar online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over 500 BHD

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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