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Travel advise: payments in Bahrain
Jet off well-informed to Bahrain. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Bahrain.
Most vendors in Bahrain will accept payment by international credit and debit cards, especially in urban centres such as Manama and Muharraq.
Street vendors, local grocery stores and traditional ‘souk’ markets such as Bab Al Bahrain Souk in Manama only accept cash payments.
If you are going to pay by card in Bahrain: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Bahraini Dinars. Your bank’s BHD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Middle East it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is a popular and reliable payment method in Bahrain. Cash payments go hand in hand with the hustle and bustle at the traditional souk markets and we advise to take Bahraini Dinars in cash with you on your trip to Bahrain.
Banknotes are a great fallback option should card payments not be available. Paying by cash will also help to avoid the high currency conversion fees and other fees linked to card payments.
Contrary to what many people believe, the cost of living in Bahrain is actually lower than the cost of living in the UK. Not by much though: Prices in the Kingdom of Bahrain are on average 7% lower than prices in the United Kingdom.
For a coffee in a cafe in Manama the price is around 1.50 dinars. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs in the area of 8 dinars per person.
Most tipping in Bahrain is through a service charge added to the bill. If no service charge is added you can add 10% to 15% to the value of the bill.
Rounding up the amount to the next half dinar works in most cases, including for taxi drivers.
Banknotes in Bahrain
The Bahraini Dinar is the second most valuable currency in the world, after the Kuwaiti Dinar. Banknotes in circulation are 1/2 dinar, 1 dinar, 5 dinars, 10 dinars and 20 dinars.
Coins in Bahrain
Bahraini coins range from 5 fils (0.005 dinar) to 100 fils (0.1 dinar. The subunit of the dinar is the fil, with 1000 fils in 1 dinar. For example, the coin of 100 fils is 100/1000 of a dinar, 0.10 BHD.
Did you get back from Bahrain with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Bahraini Dinar coins back to cash.
Bahrain’s currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions for travelers to and from Bahrain. You can import and export as much currency as you want and there is no need to declare.
Ordering Bahraini Dinars online
Order Bahraini Dinars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Bahraini Dinars online.
Selling back Bahraini Dinars
If you have Bahraini Dinars to sell, follow this link to exchange Bahraini Dinars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘BHD Bahraini Dinar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Bahraini Dinars.