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Other areas of concern:We strongly recommend not to buy any counterfeit products; purchasing them is a law violation. Since 2011, there have been periodical clashes all over the country. Demonstrations may continue, as a rule, it is violent and potentially risky for new comers, therefore SafeAround recommends to avoid or reduce the time being in following zones:
- Areas where Bahrani Ministry of Interior forces are gathered
- Sanabis area, Saar, Sitra areas, Hamad town
- Around Friday prayers
- Area out of the central district at night
- Remote roads
Where to enjoy the sun safely?For your safe vacation, SafeAround compiles the list of the best and safest Bahrain’s Public Beaches, main among them: Bahrain Al Beach, Bahrain Amwaj Beach, Fort Beach, Jazair Beach and Karbabad Beach. However, despite the absence of any violent crime the level of petty crime is high, thus be especially vigilant of your surrounding and don’t borrow any valuables with you, in order to avoid the unpleasant incidents.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : HIGH
However, the general safety level of Bahrain is high, it is ranked 111th on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries some regions of the country are safer than anywhere in Europe or US.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
As a frequently visited tourist destination with more than 10 million visits yearly, it is not surprising that pick-pocketing is common in Bahrain. Bag snatching does occur as well. Excessive vigilance in all public place is recommended, particularly in the old market areas (caling souks), bus stations and airports.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Bahrain is a place where an occurrence of kidnapping and mugging is low.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There are almost no known scams.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Accidents while traveling on the road occur frequently, although roads condition are generally very good. Many drivers don’t follow the speed limitations on the highways and drive recklessly. Night driving is supposed to be particularly dangerous because some drivers do not turn on their headlights. There is a threat while off-road driving. Ensure cars are well equipped and you carry enough water. Traveling by sea, plan your route in advance as sometimes the Bahrain government imposes curfews on waterways. Piracy is a risk in a Gulf.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
The Kingdom of Bahrein experiences extremely high temperatures, which can exceed 50C. Sandstorms occur on a regular basis. Sometimes, severe thunderstorms may occur in Bahrain, making driving impossible. Information on natural disasters can be obtained from the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
A number of terrorist attacks occurred in the Gulf region in recent years. The probability of new attacks is moderate.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
Overall, female travellers risk in Bahrain seems to be on par with main European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. Visitors should keep in mind the cultural differences and wear modest dress and avoid “small talks” with male strangers. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautions and trying to avoid visiting remote neighborhoods late at night.