Bahrain International/Muharraq (BAH) Guide - Manama Flights

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The airport is about four miles (6km) north of the capital, Manama, on Muharraq Island, 15 minutes from the city centre.

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Manama - Public Transport


Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the terminal at the ground floor level. A 50% surcharge may be applicable on services after midnight.

You may also phone for a radio Taxi cab. Call Speedy Motors Radio Taxis, Tel: 0097317682999

All taxis in Bahrain are metered and you should ensure the meter is operating when you engage a taxi.

An approximate cost of a taxi fare to various areas of Bahrain is shown below.


Manama 2.500

Seef District 3.000

Juffair 2.500

Adliya 3.000

Riffa 4.500

Saar 5.500

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Manama - Car Parking

Car Parking

Car parking at the terminal is quick, easy and cost effective.

Passengers arriving at the airport by car may be dropped off with their luggage at the front of the terminal at the departures level.

Drivers are requested not to park at the kerb whilst seeing passengers off. This is due to the security measures in place at Bahrain International airport which do permit cars to park at the terminal kerbside. Once passengers have alighted and luggage has been unloaded please follow the road around to the car park entry and park the car if you wish to visit the terminal to say farewell to your passengers.

BIA public car parks are designed to cater for both short and long term parking as illustrated in the car park layout. (A plan of the car parks by numbers should be included)

A fee is payable for short term public parking (as shown below)

Parking Fees:

First 20 Minutes FREE

First 6 hours BD 0.200/hour

Over 6 Hours BD 0.100/hour

1 Day BD 3.000

Over 1 Day BD 1.500

1 Week BD 10.000

How to Pay:

The cashier counters are available at the exits and they are open 24 hours. No credit cards are allowed, only cash payment.

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Manama - Intra Terminal Transfer

Car parks are in walking distance to terminal.

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Manama - Car Hire

Rental Cars:

A good way to see Bahrain is in your own rental car. The rental car desks are located conveniently in the public arrivals concourse on the ground floor of the terminal.


P.O. Box 39

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321268

Fax No. 17321315

Main Office Tel. No.17534100

Fax No. 17535402


P.O. Box 22600

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321249

Fax No. 17321999

Main Office Tel. No. 17226688

Fax No. 17211486


P.O. Box 54255

Airport Office Tel. No. 1732129

Fax No. 17321297

Main Office Tel. No. 17310656

Fax No. 17310686


P.O. Box 16016

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321358

Fax No. 17321359

Main Office Tel. No. 17297117

Fax No. 17297007


P.O. Box 11881

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321313

Fax No. 17321303

Main Office Tel. No. 17211682

Fax No. 17211641


P.O. Box 33214

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321306

Fax No. 17321345

Main Office Tel. No. 17311169

Fax No. 17310080


P.O. Box 1548

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321239

Fax No. 17321215

Main Office Tel. No. 17531144

Fax No. 17531441


P.O. Box 11297

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321301

Fax No. 17329229

Main Office Tel. No. 17291691

Fax No. 17291791


P.O. Box 5021

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321263

Fax No. 17321263

Main Office Tel. No. 17735991

Fax No. 17737997


P.O. Box 21512

Airport Office Tel. No. 17329211

Fax No. 17321263

Main Office Tel. No. 17263244

Fax No. 17244297

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Manama - Info And Helpdesks

Information desk is avalible in terminal.

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Manama - Airport Facilities

Banking and Foreign Exchange:

There are several banks and money exchange facilities located throughout the terminal building. One at Arrivals and four at departure.

National Bank of Bahrain

P.O. Box 106

Airport Office Tel.No. 17231212

Main Office Tel. No. 17228800

Ahli United Bank

P.O. Box 2424

Airport Office Tel.No. 17339295

Main Office Tel. No. 17585858

Fax No. 17339297

Bahrain Financing Co.

P.O. Box 243

Airport Office Tel.No. 17321938

Main Office Tel. No. 17228888

Fax No. 17223495


Currency exchange is available at five outlets in the terminal building. One at the meet and greet area at the airport ground level, one at the departure public area, one at the arrival concourse and two at the departure hall. The company provides 24 hour service of money exchange.



Many ATM Bank Machines are located at several different site at Bahrain International Airport.


Prayer Room

Male and female prayer rooms are located within the departures and arrival level.


Shopping and Eating

After checking in for your flight or waiting to meet a passenger on arrival why not take advantage of our excellent food and beverage facilities. Whether it is a coffee and a light snack or more formal dining in the a-la-carte restaurant in the departures lounge, BIA offers a broad range of outlets to satisfy all tastes.

No visit to Bahrain International Airport will be complete without setting aside some time to visit to our award winning duty free outlet.

Acclaimed internationally within the airport retail industry, Bahrain Duty Free Shopping has won a number of awards for outstanding performance in the retail duty free industry.

Centrally located between gates 14 and 15 on the departures concourse our duty free shopping boasts a host of international names and prestigious brands in a world class retail section renowned for its wide variety of products and acknowledged as one of the finest airport shopping facilities in the world.

The winner of the much coveted Frontier Awards Airport Retailer of the Year both in 1995 and 1997 and for a third time in 2005, Bahrain Duty Free also won a Frontier "Oscar" for Best Marketing Campaign by a retailer for promotions "Race 2 Win" at the prestigious TFWA Exhibition at Cannes based on Bahrain's first ever F1 Grand prix in both 2004 and 2005."

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Airline Lounges

The airport currently has three discrete lounges for premium passengers. Located on an upper level accessed by escalators from the departures area at Gate 15 and overlooking the main apron, the Gulf Air First and Business Class lounge offers an exclusive concept of waiter service ,a separate family room and electronic video games room for children as well as full buiness facilities.

A further two new luxurious airline lounges 200 m2 and 700 m2 in size also accessed by escalator opposite Gate 16 were opened in 2005. The first for Cathay Pacific's premium passengers and the second the "Dilmun" Lounge(operated by Bahrain Airport Services for other airlines premium passengers) includes the latest wi-fi technology permitting free internet access.The lounges offer complimentary snacks and beverages, business and family facilities as well as rest rooms,shower facilities and satellite TV.


Other Services

Post Office

P.O. Box 1212

Airport Office Tel. No. 17321958

Main Office Tel. No. 17534534

Fax No. 17533455

AL Hilal Bookshop

P.O. Box 224

Airport Office Tel.No.17321349

Main Office Tel.No.17224860

Fax No. 17223840


P.O. Box 14

Airport Office Tel. No. 17883411

Main Office Tel. No. 17881881

Fax No. 17332450


P.O. Box 266

Airport Office Tel. No. 36031892 / 36031882

Main Office Tel. No. 36031000

Fax No. 36031982

AL Ayam Bookshop

P.O. Box 3232

Airport Office Tel. No.17321254

Main Office Tel.No.17725111

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Manama - Conference Facilities

There are no conference rooms located at the airpport. Nearby airport hotel offeffers fully equipped business centre with 7 meeting rooms.

Moevenpick Hotel Bahrain

143 Road 2403

P.O.Box 24009

224 Muharraq Town


Phone +973 17 460000

Fax +973 17 460001

Number of Meeting Rooms 7

Largest Seating Capacity 520 Smallest Seating Capacity 8

Available AV Equipment, Catering, Video Conferencing

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Manama - Handicapped Facilities

Special Needs

Bahrain International Airport actively recognises the needs of all our passengers. Disabled Access is available to all levels of the Terminal, either via elevators or ramps.

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) supervises specific handling requests at Bahrain International Airport. Please visit their website at" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> or contact your travel agent to arrange wheelchair or assist services.

The BAS Duty Operations Manager can be contacted (24 Hours) Tel: +973 17321444

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Manama - Wireless Lan

Airport provide FREE WiFi internet access in Bahrain International Airport - Departures area.

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Manama - Hotels


Bahrain has a wide range of excellent hotels of all standards, covering every requirement.

The Movenpick Hotel

Strategically located opposite the airport, overlooking a sprawling lagoon, it is the first hotel to mark the skyline of the historic town of Muharraq. True to tradition, the hotel blends the classic Swiss touch with traditional Arabian hospitality, making it the ultimate boutique hotel.

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A selection of Hotels is provided for your convenience according to their Star ratings:


The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa +973 17580000

The Diplomat Radisson SAS +973 17531666

Gulf Hotel +973 17713000 *****

Golden Tulip +973 17535000 *****

Crowne Plaza +973 17531122 *****

Regency Inter Continental +973 17227777 *****

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel +973 17533533 *****

Movenpick Hotel +973 17460000 *****

Elite Hotel +973 17827600 ****

Baisan International Hotel +973 17290600 ****

Baisan Tower +973 17290555 ****

Delmon International Hotel +973 17224000 ****

Panorama +973 17826888 ****

Bahrain Phoenicia Hotel +973 17295544 ****

Manama Tower +973 17295111 ****

Ramada Hotel Bahrain +973 17742000 ****

Safir Hotel +973 17827999 ****

Hawar Resort Hotel +973 17849111 ****

Aradous Hotel +973 17224343 ***

Adhari Hotel +973 17224242 ***

Atlas Hotel +973 17275500 ***

Bahrain International Hotel +973 17211313 ***

Carlton Hotel +973 17715999 ***

Commodore Hotel +973 17712777 ***

Gulf Gate Hotel +973 17210210 ***

Jazira Hotel +973 17211810 ***

Le Vendome Hotel +973 17257777 ***

Mansouri Mansions Hotel +973 17713971 ***

Metropolitan Hotel +973 17296464 ***

Oriental Palace Hotel +973 17223331 ***

Palace Inn Hotel +973 17725000 ***

Riviera +973 17729222 ***

Semiramis +973 17291444 ***

Sanrock Hotel +973 17277200 ***

Sheza Tower +973 17533336 ***

Tylos Hotel +973 17252600 ***

Windsor Tower +973 17297000 ***

Caravan Group of Hotels +973 17224343 ***

Most hotels provide transportation from/to airport.

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Manama - News Update

BD126m flight into the future

29 November 2006

BD126 million expansion of Bahrain International Airport geared up for take-off yesterday. The massive project, scheduled to start in 2008 and be completed in 2010, will allow the airport to handle up to 15m passengers a year. It will make the airport one of the most futuristic in the region, said Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

He was speaking at a contract signing for the project at a ceremony at Movenpick Hotel.

The expansion will more than double the size of the terminal building, increase the number of aircraft stands from 46 to 64 and double the number of bridges from seven to 14.

The BD126 million expansion of Bahrain International Airport will make it one of the most modern in the region, it was declared yesterday. It will more than double the terminal floor area, it was revealed. The expansion also will make the airport one of the most user-friendly in the region, said Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

Works and Housing Minister Fahmi Al Jowder signed the agreement for state-of-the-art designs with Jacobs Gibb in association with HOK Architects and the local Bahrain consulting firm Mohammed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB).

The design contract value is BD12,946,451.

Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) Under-Secretary Captain Abdulrahman Al Gaoud said the expansion, when completed in 2010, would increase the airport capacity to handle up to 12m to 15m passengers a year.

"The current airport has been designed to handle three million passengers a year," he told a Press conference.

"However, our airport has experienced an unprecedented growth, an average 15 per cent a year and the number of passengers handled by the airport will reach seven million by the end of the year."

Captain Al Gaoud said more expansion projects would be undertaken in future to increase the capacity to 22m passengers and later to 45m.

He said the current expansion programme would double the number of air bridges and check-in counters.

"The airport will be equipped to handle 64 aircraft at any given time," said Capt Al Gaoud.

"The number of aircraft stands will increase from 46, including seven air bridges, to 64, including 14 air bridges.

"The baggage handling capacity will increase from 3,000 bags per hour to 15,000 bags. The check-in counters will increase from 40 to 80."

Works and Housing Ministry Public Works Affairs Under-Secretary Nayef Al Kalali said the project involved the expansion of the existing terminal building, with an additional 125,000sqm floor area.

The current floor area is 51,000sqm.

"The expansion will cater to the increase in passenger and aircraft traffic up to the year 2015, with passenger figures expected to grow rapidly and reach around 12m -15m per annum by that time," said Mr Al Kalali.

Besides an additional terminal floor area, the expansion will have seven additional gates, serviced by state-of-the-art air bridges, giving a total of 14 gates with air bridges, as well as 11 additional remote parking stands, he added.

The seven additional gates will comprise stands to accommodate five numbers of Code E type aircraft which are the Airbus A330 or A340 and Boeing 747 or 777, one Code C type aircraft which are the A320 and Boeing 737 as well as one Code F, new large aircraft (NLA).

Besides the new Code F stand, an existing parking bay will also be refurbished to accommodate Code F aircrafts providing a total of two stands at the expanded terminal to cater to the new A380 super-sized aircrafts.

The construction approach will be designed to permit the existing terminal operations to continue until the expansions are completed, said Mr Al Kalali.

The majority of worksites are landside, providing safer construction and minimal disruption of airside operations.

Mr Al Kalali said the construction cost of the project would be BD113,209,908.

"The project is expected to take 49 months to complete with an expected design period of 15 months and a construction period of 24 months and a period set aside for tendering in between," he added.

"The project is expected to be commissioned for operations some time in 2010."

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