Sakhir - Bahrain International Circuit

29.02.2024 - 02.03.2024
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29.02.2024 - 02.03.2024 | Sakhir - Bahrain International Circuit

Key Facts

Location: 50.543032


765 sq km (295 sq miles).

1,492,584 (August 2017)

1,867 per sq km





Constitutional monarchy.


Bahrain is a mostly flat archipelago of desert islands off the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The main island has a supply of fresh water, unique in the region, both on land and offshore. There are extensive date plantations and market gardens near Manama. The strategic 25km-long (16 miles) King Fahad Causeway links Bahrain with Saudi Arabia and a new causeway will in future link Bahrain with Qatar.

Language: Religion:

Islam. Most Bahrainis (60%) are Shi'ite Muslims although there is a sizeable minority of Sunnis, including the Royal family.

Time: Social Conventions:

Bahrain is a tolerant country but visitors will avoid giving offence if they observe a few courtesies, especially with regard to dress. Cover knees and shoulders, except within hotel grounds where more casual clothing is acceptable.

At business and social functions, traditional Arabic coffee is served as part of the ritual welcome. Cups are held in the right hand: accept two cups - taking only one cup will embarrass the host; taking more than three will embarrass everybody else. Never pass or receive items with the left hand and avoid pointing with the soles of your feet (for example, when sitting on the ground) as this is considered an insult.


220-240 volts AC, 50Hz (Awali, 110 volts AC, 60Hz). British-style plugs with three square pins are standard.

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa since 1971.

Head of State:

King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa since 1999.

Recent History:

Bahrain has a Stone-Age history that dates back to 5000 BC and visible evidence of this early history can be seen around the country in the form of 85,000 burial mounds and chambers that undulate across 5% of Bahrain’s land mass. Bahrain is perhaps even more famous, however, as the seat of the lost empire of Dilmun, a powerful civilisation whose influence lasted between 3200 and 330 BC.

The country’s sweet-water springs attracted traders, who took particular interest in the local pearls, and by the 16th century the country began to be of interest to the big naval powers of Europe. In the early 1500s the Portuguese invaded, leaving not much legacy but the distinctive Qala’at al-Bahrain fort on Bahrain’s northern shore. During the 19th century Bahrain came under the influence of the British in the so-called Trucial system – a series of treaties signed with Britain against piracy. The relationship developed into a protectorate agreement, the modern day result of which is a strong tie between the British and the people of Bahrain.

Bahrain regained full independence in 1971 and in 2002, Bahrain became a constitutional monarchy with a fully elected parliament in which both men and women are eligible to vote and stand for office. There is also a system in place to ensure transparency of government finances which has helped Bahrain compete to become the region's leading offshore banking and commercial hub.