Honeymoons in Bahrain

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Bahrain Overview

Whether you want a honeymoon full of relaxation and indulgence or new adventures each day, Bahrain can deliver on both accounts. There are plenty of spa resorts and great shopping to be had. There is also a plethora of historical sites and museums to wander around, and the cosmopolitan city of Manama is a great place to sip a coffee and people watch.

Couples spending their honeymoon in Bahrain will be pleasantly surprised at the diverse range of things to see and do here. With regular flights from South Africa, you could be exploring the vibrant city of Manama in just over 11 hours. For history buffs, there is a plethora of ancient sites to visit including the Riffa Fort built in 1812 and the Khamis Mosque which dates back to 692AD. There are also lots of interesting museums and colourful Souqs which are full of interesting shops selling all kinds of things, including gold and jewellery, and wonderful fabrics. Try your hand at pearl diving or take a boat trip and watch the dolphins playing. You can go to the races every Friday from October to March and entry is free, however betting is not allowed.

Key Facts for Bahrain

Currency: Bahraini dinar

Capital: Manama

Language: Bahraini

Flight time: 9 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Bahrain

When to go:
– November to March is the best time to visit and not too hot. October and April are also just about bearable.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and Bahrain. Qatar fly from Johannesburg with a stop at Doha before arriving in Bahrain in 11 hours.


– Bahraini dinar

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Getting Married in Bahrain

Bahrain is considered one of the most modern countries in the Middle East and it's capital city has a cosmopolitan vibe with a cafe and restaurant culture. The tiny island has an interesting mixture of new and old, and modern skyscrapers mingle happily with ancient temples and mosques creating a  unique blend of modern western cultures with traditional Arab culture. Forming part of an archipelago of islands, Bahrain is so tiny that you can cover it's length in under an hour, so you are never far away from the next attraction. Weddings abroad in Bahrain will give you many wonderful memories to cherish and with plenty of activities to keep you occupied before and after your wedding, why not extend your stay in include your honeymoon too.

Marriage Requirements


Couples wishing to get married in Bahrain need to be resident on the island for at least 21 days, after which the banns will be published for another 21 day period. The documents required include valid passports, birth certificates and a letter of no objection. For more information visit http://ukinbahrain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-bahrain/marriage-birth-bh

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