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Bahrain Currency

Bahrain Currency

Bahrain Facts & Info
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Dinar (BD) = 1000 fils. Notes appear in denominations of BD20, 10, 5, and 1, and 500 fils. Coins are in denominations of 100, 50, 25 and 10 fils.

Currency exchange
Currency can be exchanged at the airport, at most hotels and in banks and bureaux de change. Rates are more preferential at the bureaux de change than at the airport or at hotels. There are some ATMs in Manama that are connected to international networks.

Credit & debit cards
American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and Visa are accepted in hotels, major stores and restaurants. Smaller shops may prefer to deal in cash. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travelers cheques
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in US Dollars.

Currency restrictions
There are no restrictions on the import or export of either local or foreign currency.
Exchange rate indicators
Date Nov ’03 Feb ’04 May ’04 Aug ’04
£1.00= 0.64 0.69 0.67 0.69
$1.00= 0.38 0.38 0.38 0.37

Banking hours
Sat-Wed 0730-1200 and 1530-1730; Thurs 0730-1100. Government offices, businesses and most offices are closed on Friday, which is a weekly holiday.
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