Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī
in Southern Governorate, Bahrain
- Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun (Unesco heritage, 7 mi)
- Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy (Unesco heritage, 9 mi)
- Al Zubarah Archaeological Site (Unesco heritage, 33 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 26.133 and 50.520 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 26° 7' 58" and E 50° 31' 13"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dinar - BHD
- Spoken languages:
- Arabic, English, Persian, Urdu
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 12:28 AM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Asia/Bahrain
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:38 am and 5:50 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Bahrain.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bahrain. Last Update: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Delve into Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī
Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī in Southern Governorate is located in Bahrain a little south-west of Manama, the country's capital town.
Current time in Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī is now 12:28 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Bahrain with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Bahrain is Bahrain International Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 19 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Bahrain is Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun in a distance of 7 mi (or 11 km), North. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Manama, Dammam, Madinat ash Shamal, Al Khawr and Umm Salal `Ali. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
The Westin Bahrain City Centre
Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa
The K Hotel
One Pavilion Luxury Serviced Apartments
Mansouri Mansions Hotel
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Central Governorate, Bahrain
The Central Governorate is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. It includes parts of the former municipalities of Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Madinat 'Isa, Sitrah and A'ali.
The Northern Governorate is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. It includes parts of the former municipalities of Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah al Shamaliyah, Jidd Haffs and Madinat Hamad.
Western Region, Bahrain
Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah was a municipality of Bahrain in the western part of the country. Its territory is now in the Northern and Southern Governorates.
Isa Town is a middle class town located in Bahrain in the north central part of the country.
Central Region, Bahrain
Al Mintaqah al Wusta (Central region) was a municipality of Bahrain in the northern part of the country. Its territory is now in the Central and Northern Governorates.
Bahrain National Stadium
The Bahrain National Stadium is the national stadium of Bahrain, located in East Riffa. It can accommodate 35,000 people and is used mostly for football matches. It was built in 1982. The stadium was renovated in December 2012 for hosting the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations tournament. New look grandstand roof, seating, new pitch, fences, turnstiles and all interiors refurbished.
Indian School, Bahrain
The Indian School is a CBSE affiliated school located in Bahrain. It was founded in the year 1950. The Indian School,Bahrain has around 8,000 students and is one of the largest co-ed schools in the Gulf.
Built as a fort during the reign of Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in 1812, while another source claim that it was built during the rule of the Persian Safavid Empire of Iran over Bahrain during the 17th century, the fort was converted into a residence in the 19th century for Shaikh Salman Bin Ahmed (Al Fateh) Al Khalifa. Riffa Fort or it is now named (Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Fort) offers a splendid view across the Hunanaiya valley.
Sanad is a town in Bahrain. Location of Sanad SanadSanad Location of Sanad The town neighbors Isa Town, Riffa and Jurdab. Sanad is mainly a residential area dotted with mansions, gardens, and restaurants. Some of the restaurants located in Sanad are Fuddruckers, Hardee's, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, KFC, Papa Johns, and Yum Yum Tree.
Khalifa Sports City Stadium
Khalifa Sports City Stadium, also known as Isa Town Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Isa Town, Bahrain. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Al-Najma. The stadium holds 20,000 people and was opened in 1968. It was last renovated in 2007. The stadium hosted nine games of the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations.
British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2004, and is the Middle East region's first, research based, postgraduate university. The university has partnerships with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, the University of Birmingham, Cardiff University and the King's College London. All BUiD Masters programmes have accreditation eligibility from UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Awali is a small municipality located approximately in the centre of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a small island in the Persian Gulf. Founded in the 1930s by the Bahrain Petroleum Company, it is populated mostly by workers of various nationalities from around the world whose skills were needed in the setting up and running of the refinery at Sitrah. To its north are Bahrain's oil refinery and to its south are the oil wells and the desert area of Sakhir.
Salmabad is a place in the center of Bahrain Island. Many businesses and factories are located in the Salmabad area. It has been developed as an industrial area in Bahrain.
Sacred Heart School (Bahrain)
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Bahrain Polytechnic is a government-owned tertiary education institute located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It has been established by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; King of Bahrain by Royal Decree in July 2008. It is conisdered a key initiative for the Education and Training Development Committee; a project of the Bahrain Vision 2030 master plan. Bahrain Polytechnic delivers applied learning, technical education, skills-based and occupational training.
Al-Sakhir Palace, also known as Sakhir Palace, is a palace in the Sakhir desert region of western Bahrain. The palace lies off the Zallaq Highway, northeast of the Bahrain International Circuit, the town of Zallaq and the Gulf University. It lies southwest of Sadad, Shahrakan and Dar Kulaib, the nearest town to the palace.
Al Rawda Palace
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Shaikh Isa Palace
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Royal University for Women
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Information Affairs Authority
The Information Affairs Authority is the name for Bahrain's Ministry of Information. It was formed in July 2010 by a decree of King Hamad separating the information portfolio from what was then known as the "Ministry of Culture and Information". The president of the Information Affairs Authority is appointed directly by the King of Bahrain and has the rank of a minister in the Bahrain government.
Abdulrahman Kanoo International School
Abdulrahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) is a school in Manama, Bahrain and was established in 1998.
Al Enma Mall
Al Enma Mall is a newly constructed multi-story shopping mall situated in the East Riffa city of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It was opened to the public on 15 August 2012. The mall features 600 parking spaces, and covers 55,000 square metres. The popular retail chain Géant Hypermarket opened its second outlet in the country at the mall.
Shahrakan is a village situated in the western side of the Kingdom of Bahrain, south of the village of Malkiya. The village lies in the Northern Governorate administrative region. The village was a site of unrest during the Bahrain uprising.
Sadad is a coastal village situated on the western shore of Bahrain. It is situated to the south of Malkiya and to the west of Hamad Town, in the Northern Governorate administrative region of the country. During the Bahrain uprising, the village was a hotspot for clashes between police and anti−government protesters.
Buri is a village located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The village is said to be one of the oldest villages in the country.
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Al-Rifā‘ al Gharbī, Rifaa Al Gharbi, West Rifā‘, Rifā‘ al Qiblī, Rifā‘ al Gharbī, Ar Rifā‘ al Gharbī, اَلرِّفَاع اَلْغَرْبِي