When you’re in Bahrain, sometimes I forgot exactly how close we were to Saudi Arabia but they’re neighbors! In fact much the Bahrainian economy is connected to the Saudi economy
We took a drive down the King Fahd Causeway in Bahrain, headed towards the Saudi Arabia border.
The Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين, Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, literally: “Kingdom of the Two Seas”), is a small island country of approximately 800,000 people.
It’s a tiny country – while Bahrain is an archipelago of thirty-three islands, the largest (Bahrain Island) is 34 miles long by 11 miles wide. [wikipedia]
Location: it’s just east of Saudi Arabia, connected via the King Fahd Causeway, and north of Qatar(World Cup 2022) across the Gulf of Bahrain. It’s southwest of Iran, and northwest of the UAE (directly west of Dubai).
What’s the Currency in Bahrain?
Bahrain’s currency is called the dinar (دينار Dīnār Baḥrainī), abbreviated BHD (or BD for short). The unit of money for the currency in Bahrain is called the dinar and is divided into 1000 fils (فلس). Photo of Bahraini currency below.
The Bahrain Dinar is the 2nd highest valued currency unit in the world. Trivia: what’s the highest? Answer at the bottom of this page.
Exchange rates: Currency in Bahrain for US Dollars
Current exchange rate for Bahrain currency in US Dollars is found here. So during my trip, 1 BHD was worth 2.65 USD (one USD was worth $0.38 during my 2011 trip). This should be rather consistent as the Bahraini Dinar is pegged to the US dollar.
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What’s pictured on the Bahraini Dinars?
Pictured in the above image:
1 Dinar. The back displays galloping horses and the Sail and Pearl monument, and the other side, the front displays Al Hedya Al Khalifiya School (Bahrain first school).
10 Dinar shows Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah (Bahrain King)