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, 31 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 26.130 and 50.555 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 26° 7' 47" and E 50° 33' 18"
- 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: 12:47 AM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Asia/Bahrain
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:09 am and 6:03 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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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‘
Ar Rifā‘ in Southern Governorate with it's 79,550 habitants is a town located in Bahrain a little south of Manama, the country's capital town.
Time in Ar Rifā‘ is now 12:47 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Bahrain with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Ar Rifā‘, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Bahrain is Bahrain International Airport in a distance of 11 mi (or 18 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 12 km), North. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Since you are here already, 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
Royal Phoenicia Hotel
The Palace Boutique Hotel
The K Hotel
BAISAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 36°C / 97 °F
|Morning Temperature||36°C / 97 °F|
|Evening Temperature||31°C / 88 °F|
|Night Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1008.7 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Saturday, 20th of April 2019
25°C (77 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sunday, 21st of April 2019
24°C (75 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Monday, 22nd of April 2019
26°C (78 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.
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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.
Isa Town is a middle class town located in Bahrain in the north central part of the country.
Central Region, Bahrain
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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
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British University in Dubai
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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.
Tubli Bay (also known as the Gulf of Tubli) is a bay in the east of Bahrain, between Bahrain Island and Sitra island. The body of water is directly south of the Manama peninsula. The island of Nabih Saleh lies in the bay. The area was known for its rich marine and bird life, and the mangrove forests around its borders. The mangroves thrived on the run-off of water of freshwater springs after it passed through farms into the bay. The bay is a major breeding ground for shrimp and fishes.
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Sacred Heart School (Bahrain)
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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
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Abdulrahman Kanoo International School
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Al Enma Mall
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Ar Rifa, Riffa, اَلرِّفَاع, Ar Rifā‘