Bahrain News

Bahrain overhauls visa regime for travellers

Bahrain overhauls visa regime for travellers

Bahrain has launched the fourth phase of its new visa policy with the announcement of a new single entry visa and one-year multiple re-entry e-visa. The new single entry visa will enable up to two week stay, while the one-year re-entry visa will allow for a stay period of up to 90 days. A total of 114 countries are eligible for the new visas, including GCC residents.

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya set to open in early 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya set to open in early 2017

20th Oct 2016 Hotel News

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Alshaya, an international retail franchise operator, have announced plans for a new hotel in Kuwait. Located in downtown Kuwait City, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya will open in early 2017 as part of Alshaya’s new Burj Alshaya mixed-use development.

Downtown Rotana, Manama, opens in Bahrain

Downtown Rotana, Manama, opens in Bahrain

21st Mar 2016 Hotel News

Downtown Rotana, Manama has officially opened its doors and is welcoming guests to its slick-city property in the heart of the Bahraini capital. Set against the iconic backdrop of the Manama ‘souq’ and the city’s central business and financial district skyline, the new 26-storey property is the third new property opening in Bahrain for Rotana.

Bahrain lowers visa barriers for African visitors

Bahrain lowers visa barriers for African visitors

Bahrain has introduced eVisas to visitors from eleven African countries, marking the third phase of the Kingdom’s new visa policy. The new phase allows nationals from Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Mauritius and Seychelles to obtain their visas online ahead of travel, via the government’s eVisa website.

Minor Hotel Group unveils Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort

Minor Hotel Group unveils Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort

23rd Sep 2015 Hotel News

Minor Hotel Group will proceed with the development of Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort in partnership with Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The resort will be in Durrat Al Bahrain, the Kingdom’s second largest island development, which has been created across a cluster of 15 spectacular islands.

Breaking Travel News interview: Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Bahrain Expo 2015 pavilion director

Breaking Travel News interview: Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Bahrain Expo 2015 pavilion director

Bahrain is returning to World Expo for the second time following a successful debut in Shanghai five years ago. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole catches up with pavilion director Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa at Expo Milan 2015 to discuss the widespread support among the Bahraini people for the event, the sustainable themes examined on the pavilion and his plans for the coming months.

Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Bahrain Expo 2015 pavilion director

Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Bahrain Expo 2015 pavilion director

8th Jun 2015 Videos

Bahrain is returning to World Expo for the second time following a successful debut in Shanghai five years ago. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole catches up with pavilion director Ebrahim Bin Humood Al Khalifa at Expo Milan 2015 to discuss the widespread support among the Bahraini people for the event, the sustainable themes examined on the pavilion and his plans for the coming months.

Bahrain offers visas on arrival to 2.5 billion potential visitors

Bahrain offers visas on arrival to 2.5 billion potential visitors

The Bahrain Economic Development Board has highlighted details of a new visa policy that allows nationals of more than 60 more countries to obtain a visa on arrival, bringing the total number of countries with this option to nearly 100. The new visa policy will be implemented in 2015 and is a significant development, with the potential to affect over 2.5 billion people who can now obtain a one month visa on arrival, with the ability to renew for another three months.

Bahrain seeks to boost tourism offering at Arabian Travel Market

Bahrain seeks to boost tourism offering at Arabian Travel Market

The Kingdom of Bahrain is looking to fast forward its tourism proposition this year as the government signs off on multi-billion dollar transportation infrastructure plans and Manama launches its 2013 Arab Capital of Tourism calendar of events. The country’s proximity to Saudi Arabia, business pedigree, and international sporting and leisure attractions remain key factors in driving future tourism receipts.