Overview about the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The King of the Kingdom of Bahrain
The Crown Prince and Prime Minister
Total population: 1,504,365
Bahrainis: 719,333 (47.8%)
Non-Bahrainis: 785,032 (52.2%)
According to 2021 statistics.
Total area of the Kingdom of Bahrain: 8,269 square kilometres
Land area: 786.5 square kilometres
Territorial water area: 7,482.5 square kilometres
Work schedules in most Government Entities 07:00 AM - 14:15 PM (Sunday to Thursday)
Banking and financial institutions & Private sector
Regular working hours for retail baking are from 07:30 AM - 01:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday).
Working hours in the evening vary depending on the bank or entity. While the working hours of most private sector institutions are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Post offices are available within different regions of the Kingdom, and their working hours start from 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM (Saturday to Thursday)
To view the working times for all post offices and public mailboxes, please visit Bahrain Post Services.
Shopping Centers operating times vary, but the Malls working hours are often between 10:00 am - 10:00 pm throughout the week.
Some retail shops and shopping centers are closed on Fridays, and reopen after Friday prayers.
Weekly holidays: Friday and Saturday
New year: 1 January
Labour day: 1 May
Eid Alfitr *: 1, 2, 3 Shawwal (21, 22, 23 April 2023)
Arafat day*: 9 Dhu al-Hijjah (27 June 2023)
Eid Aladha *: 10, 11, 12 Dhu al-Hijjah (28, 29, 30 June 2023)
Hijri new year*: 1 Muharram (19 July 2023)
Ashoora *: 9, 10 Muharram (27, 28 July 2023)
Prophet’s birthday*: 12 Rabi Al-Awwal (27 September 2023)
National Day: 16 & 17 December
*Islamic holidays are subject to confirmation at the time
Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf
Average temperature 28.5°Celisus
The amount of precipitation is 13.4 mm
Average relative humidity 55%
Average hours of sunshine 10.4 hours/day
Average wind speed is 8.8 knots
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Content Last Updated: 28 Aug, 2023