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: 02:30 AM (Monday)
- Timezone: Asia/Bahrain
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:19 am and 5:24 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Bahrain.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bahrain. Last Update: 2023-02-05 08:18:56
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 02:30 AM (Monday). 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.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 18°C / 64 °F
|Morning Temperature||17°C / 63 °F|
|Evening Temperature||19°C / 65 °F|
|Night Temperature||18°C / 64 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1018 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Monday, 6th of February 2023
19°C (67 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Tuesday, 7th of February 2023
21°C (70 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Broken clouds, fresh breeze.
Wednesday, 8th of February 2023
18°C (65 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Overcast clouds, fresh breeze.
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
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سمو ولي العهد يستقبل السفير السعودي بمناسبة تعيينه
2014-02-11 سمو ولي العهد يستقبل السفير السعودي بمناسبة تعيينه.
سمو ولي العهد يستقبل السفير الليبي لدى المملكة
2014-02-11 سمو ولي العهد يستقبل السفير الليبي لدى المملكة.
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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.
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.
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.
Shaikh Isa Palace
Shaikh Isa Palace is a palace in western Bahrain. The Palace lies just northeast of Al Rawda Palace in Riffa.
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.
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.
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.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Ar Rifa, Riffa, اَلرِّفَاع, Ar Rifā‘