Gay Guide Bahrain

Bahrain enjoys the reputation of a relatively liberal and modern Gulf state and has therefore become one of the most popular destinations in the Persian Gulf. The country is also an ideal gateway to the region. Bahrain used to be the seat of one of the largest trading powers of antiquity and the past is still omnipresent today. Officially, homosexuality is not forbidden, but police and courts interpret offences of "immorality" very widely, so that homosexuals can expect fines and prison sentences. A gay scene therefore only exists underground.

Cities in Bahrain


Name: Bahrain
Location: Middle East
Initials: BHR
Language: Arabic, Persian, English
Currency: 1 Bahrain-Dinar (BD) = 1000 Fils
Population: 1,318,000
Capital: Al-Mahamah
Religions: Shi'a Muslim (65%), Sunni Muslim (35%)