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Start your Bahrain adventure with Manor FX. We’ve got the best GBP to Bahraini dinar rates online, so you get more Bahraini dinars for your trip.

Choose delivery to your door or pick-up from our bureau near Heathrow. Our easy online ordering system makes getting your Bahraini dinar simple. So, order Bahraini dinars with Manor FX today!

Bahraini travel money

Keen to see Bahrain’s stunning landscapes and cities like Manama? We’ve got top travel tips on Bahraini dinar currency and card payments.

Where can you get Bahraini dinars?

You can find Bahraini dinars at major banks, post offices, and airport currency exchanges. But these might cost you more.

For the best deal, buy Bahraini dinar online with Manor FX. It’s quick and easy, and you’ll snag the best rates. 

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View of Al Fateh Grand Mosque with beautiful clouds, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Where can I buy Bahraini dinars in the UK?

In the UK, you can get Bahraini dinars from online exchange bureaus like Manor FX. Here, you can order Bahraini dinars online and enjoy the best exchange rates.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Bahrain?

Definitely, exchanging money before your Bahrain trip is a smart idea. Having Bahraini dinars ready when you land makes everything easier.

You’ll need cash for transport from the airport and probably a bite to eat after your journey.By getting your Bahraini dinars early, you’re set for these moments. 

And if you come back with extra dinar, you can convert Bahraini dinar to pound sterling with Manor FX.

What is the best currency to bring to Bahrain?

The Bahraini dinar is your best bet. It’s accepted everywhere, saving you from extra fees. With Bahraini dinars, you’re ready to pay for anything straight away.

A group of people in their traditional coloured dresses walks on the street during national day parade celebration in Bahrain

Can I use my bank card in Bahrain?

Yes, you can. Most places take major credit and debit cards.

Big shops, restaurants, and hotels in cities and tourist spots usually accept cards. This means you can pay for your stay, meals, and shopping with your card if you want.

Still, it’s wise to carry some Bahraini dinars. In smaller towns or for taxis, cards might not be accepted. Having cash ensures you can always pay.

A quick tip: Check with your bank about fees for using your card abroad. Knowing these can help you budget better.

Do you need cash in Bahrain?

Yes, cash in Bahrain is handy, especially for daily buys and exploring less touristy spots. These places might not take cards or just prefer cash.

If you have extra Bahraini dinar currency after your trip, remember to convert your Bahraini dinar to GBP.

Is it better to use cash or credit card in Bahrain?

Both have their upsides. Cards are easy in big hotels, malls, and fancy eateries. But watch out for foreign transaction fees.

Cash is vital for smaller buys and in places where digital payments aren’t common. Cash can also help you haggle in local markets.

So, having both cash and cards is smart. This way, you’re set for all experiences without payment worries.

How much cash should I take to Bahrain?

When planning how much cash to take to Bahrain, consider your budget and travel style. Here’s a rough guide for daily expenses in Bahrain:

Budget travellers:

  • Daily expenses might range from 15-30 BHD (£30-£60).
  • This covers budget meals, public transport, and cheaper accommodation.

Mid-range travellers:

  • Daily costs could be around 30-75 BHD (£60-£150).
  • This includes nicer meals, some taxis, and mid-range hotels.

Luxury travellers:

  • Expenses can exceed 75 BHD (£150+) per day.
  • For high-end dining, luxury hotels, and private tours.

These are estimates, so it’s wise to bring a bit extra for unexpected costs or shopping. Also, carrying a mix of cash and a card is a good idea for convenience and backup.

Whether you’re saving or splurging, Bahrain has options for all travel styles. Just plan ahead to make your trip affordable.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Bahrain?

To avoid ATM fees, see if your bank has partner banks in Bahrain for free withdrawals.

Or, take out more significant sums less often. But, for safety, don’t carry too much cash.

A smart move is to get some Bahraini dinars from Manor FX at excellent rates before you go. This way, you’re ready from the start!

View of the Bab al Bahrain souq in Manama, the capital of Bahrain

Do you tip in Bahrain?

In Bahrain, tipping is a kind way to say thanks for good service, but it is not a must. A 10-15% tip is common for dining out.

Is Bahrain a cheap country to visit?

Bahrain’s cost varies. Big cities like Manama can get pricey, especially for fancy stays or dining. But there are ways to save.

Eating at local spots, using public transport, and choosing budget accommodations can help keep costs down.

So, while Bahrain isn’t the cheapest, with some planning, you can enjoy it without spending too much!

Souq Bab Al Bahrain in Manama, Bahrain.

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Bahraini dinar currency

Bahraini dinar banknotes

Bahraini dinar notes feature a range of values, including ½, 1, 5, 10, and 20 dinars. Each note has distinct designs that reflect Bahrain’s rich history, culture, and modern achievements.

For example, you might find images showcasing Bahrain’s ancient heritage, like the Bahrain Fort, alongside symbols of its modern development, such as the Bahrain World Trade Center. 

The notes also feature traditional elements, like the Dilmun seals, which are a nod to Bahrain’s historical significance as a trade hub.

The colours and designs of the banknotes make them not only functional but also quite attractive, with security features embedded to prevent counterfeiting. 

Bahraini Dinar banknotes

Bahraini dinar coin series

Bahraini dinar coins include 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 500 fils (1000 fils = 1 dinar). The coins showcase Bahrain’s heritage with designs like the Bahraini dhow and the Tree of Life.

bahraini fils coins

Bahrain’s currency import and export rules

Bahrain lets you bring in and take out currency up to 10,000 dinars (£20,000 approx) or its equivalent without declaring it. For more, just declare it upon arrival.

Sticking to these rules makes your trip smoother. Always check the latest rules before your trip to avoid surprises!

Ordering Bahraini dinars online

Exchange your pounds to Bahraini Dinar with Manor FX and get them quickly via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® the next working day. Choose your payment method – bank transfer or pay on collection.

Selling back Bahraini dinars to UK pounds

Change leftover Bahraini dinar to British pound with Manor FX. Head to our site, select ‘sell currency,’ and choose ‘Bahraini dinar (BHD)’ to convert leftover dinar to pounds.

The Symbolic Archways of Bahrain Fort or Qal'at al-Bahrain, Archaeological Site in Manama, Bahrain


Yes, Bahrain is great for tourists! Bahrain is special for its unique blend of ancient culture and modern life. 

Tourists love visiting the Qal’at al-Bahrain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which shows the island’s history over 5,000 years. 

Bahrain boasts many cultural sites and modern attractions. Visitors can explore ancient forts, visit the Bahrain National Museum, and enjoy the beautiful beaches. 

There’s also the famous Bahrain Grand Prix for Formula 1 fans

Bahrain’s souqs, like the Manama Souq, offer a bustling market experience where you can find everything from spices to pearls. 

The country’s hospitality, delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, and lovely beaches add to its charm, making Bahrain a special place for visitors.

In Bahrain, respecting local customs and laws is important for a good visit. Here are some do’s and don’ts:


  • Dress modestly: Especially in public places and religious sites. It’s respectful to cover shoulders and knees.
  • Greet people politely: A simple “As-salaam alaykum” (peace be upon you) is a friendly greeting.
  • Use your right hand: For eating and shaking hands, the left hand is considered unclean in many Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Respect local traditions: Especially during Ramadan, be mindful of fasting rules in public.


  • Don’t show public displays of affection: It’s considered disrespectful in Bahrain’s conservative society.
  • Don’t drink alcohol in public: Alcohol is available in licensed places, but drinking in public places is not allowed.
  • Don’t take photos of people without permission: Especially of women and government buildings.
  • Don’t refuse hospitality: Bahrainis are known for their hospitality. It’s polite to accept offers of coffee or tea.

Remembering these tips can help you enjoy your time and show respect for Bahrain’s culture.

In Bahrain, the official currency is the Bahraini dinar. While some businesses, especially near the Saudi border, might accept Saudi riyals, it’s not widely accepted across the country. It’s best to use Bahraini dinars or credit cards for payments to avoid any issues.

Yes, most people need a visa to visit Bahrain. You can often get one online before you go, or some travellers can get one when they arrive. It depends on where you’re from, so it’s a good idea to check the latest visa rules for Bahrain before your trip.

For Bahrain, you don’t usually need specific vaccinations. But, it’s wise to be up to date with routine shots like measles and flu. Sometimes, doctors suggest shots for hepatitis A and typhoid, especially if you’re exploring or eating locally. Always check with a health professional before you go, as advice can change.

The best time to visit Bahrain is between November and March. During these months, the weather is cooler and more pleasant, perfect for exploring and outdoor activities. Summers in Bahrain can be really hot, so the cooler winter months offer a more comfortable experience for visitors.

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Bahraini Dinars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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