Ar Rifā‘
in Southern Governorate, Bahrain

Noteable things around
Location Summary
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:
Akamaru
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Bahrain in Western Asia

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.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre

Address
5,5 mi
SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN SALMAN HIGH AL SEEF DISTRICT
00000 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Westin Bahrain City Centre

Address
5,5 mi
BUILDING B SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN SALMAN HIGH AL SEEF DISTRICT
00000 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Royal Phoenicia Hotel

Address
5,8 mi
Building 1288, Road 3931, Block 339
973 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Pars International

Address
6,2 mi
P.O. Box 20682
324 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


ELITE TOWER

Address
6,1 mi
BLDG 194 ROAD 2803 SEEF AREA 428
428 Bahrain
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Palace Boutique Hotel

Address
6,0 mi
Block 338, Road 382, Bldg 212
Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Phoenicia Hotel

Address
6,0 mi
Post Box 2484
Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 09:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Ramee International

Address
6,3 mi
Juffair Area 16161
340 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 00:09
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


The K Hotel

Address
6,5 mi
Po Box 1412 Juffair
1412 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


BAISAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Address
4,4 mi
BUILD 176 ROAD 2005 BLOCK 320 EXHIBITION ROAD
11538 Manama
Bahrain

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


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 Humidity 55%
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.

Located at 26.1833, 50.5167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Governorates of Bahrain

Isa Town

Isa Town is a middle class town located in Bahrain in the north central part of the country.

Located at 26.1736, 50.5478 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain, Former municipalities (regions) of Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.1833, 50.5167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former municipalities (regions) of Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.1536, 50.5437 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Bahrain, National stadiums

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.

Located at 26.1584, 50.5415 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Schools in Bahrain

Riffa Fort

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.

Located at 26.1178, 50.5628 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
History of Bahrain, Tourism in Bahrain, Forts in Bahrain, Archaeological sites in Bahrain

Sanad, Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.15, 50.5833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.175, 50.5486 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.165, 50.5456 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 2004, Universities and colleges in Dubai, 2004 establishments in the United Arab Emirates

Awali

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.

Located at 26.0844, 50.5506 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain

Tubli Bay

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.

Located at 26.185, 50.594 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bodies of water of Bahrain, Ramsar sites in Bahrain, Bays of the Indian Ocean

Salmabad

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.

Located at 26.1833, 50.5167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain, Iran

Sacred Heart School (Bahrain)

The Sacred Heart School is located in Isa Town, the Kingdom of Bahrain. The school was established in 1953 and offers a British education. It is a co-educational school run by the Comboni Sisters from 1953 to 2003, and since then by the Carmelite nuns, and offering an education to help prepare its students for the IGCSE examination - International General Certificate of Secondary Education - a London examinations degree.

Located at 26.1586, 50.5386 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1953, Schools in Bahrain, Carmelite educational institutions

Bahrain Polytechnic

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.

Located at 26.165, 50.5456 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 2008, Universities in Bahrain, 2008 establishments in Bahrain

Nuwaidrat

Nuwaidrat is a village located in Bahrain, close to Sitra; it was formerly part of the Sitra Municipality. Location of Nuwaidrat NuwaidratNuwaidrat Location of Nuwaidrat

Located at 26.1333, 50.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain

Al Rawda Palace

Al Rawda Palace is a palace in western Bahrain. The Palace lies north by road from Al-Sakhir Palace and just east of Madinat Hamad in Ar-Rifa.

Located at 26.1114, 50.5181 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palaces in Bahrain

Shaikh Isa Palace

Shaikh Isa Palace is a palace in western Bahrain. The Palace lies just northeast of Al Rawda Palace in Riffa.

Located at 26.1214, 50.5247 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palaces in Bahrain

Royal University for Women

The Royal University for Women (RUW) in the Kingdom of Bahrain is the first private, purpose-built, international university in the country that is dedicated solely to educating the women of Bahrain. Established in 2005, the initial degree programmes of the university were designed in collaboration with McGill University in Canada and Middlesex University in the United Kingdom.

Located at 26.1019, 50.5512 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities in Bahrain, Education in Bahrain, Educational institutions established in 2005, 2005 establishments in Bahrain

Wadyan

Wadyan is a village in the island of Sitra, Bahrain. A branch of the National Bank of Bahrain and the Sitra police station are located in Wadyan.

Located at 26.158, 50.616 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sitra

Jurdab

Jurdab is one of the smallest villages of Bahrain. It neighbors the villages of Jid Ali and Sanad and the 9th area in Isa Town.

Located at 26.1667, 50.5833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain

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.

Located at 26.1637, 50.5538 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Information ministries, Government ministries of Bahrain, Bahraini media

Abdulrahman Kanoo International School

Abdulrahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) is a school in Manama, Bahrain and was established in 1998.

Located at 26.1794, 50.5369 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
International Baccalaureate schools in Bahrain, Education in Manama, Buildings and structures in Manama

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.

Located at 26.1299, 50.5743 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Economy of Bahrain

Sitra Causeway

The Sitra Causeway consists of a series of bridges and causeways constructed in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The causeway connects the island of Nabih Saleh and Sitra, to the capital city Manama across Tubli Bay. Originally constructed in the early 1970s, a $266 million reconstruction plan was announced in 2006 which involved building two new bridges as well as reconstructing the Umm Al Hassam traffic junction, in order to ease traffic. The project was finished in mid-2010, a year after schedule.

Located at 26.185, 50.59 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bridges in Bahrain, Causeways by country

Buri, Bahrain

Buri is a village located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The village is said to be one of the oldest villages in the country.

Located at 26.15, 50.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bahrain

Districts of the same city

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02 Aug
2019

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Ar Rifa, Riffa, اَلرِّفَاع, Ar Rifā‘