Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bahrain.
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It’s easy to familiarize yourself with the driving conditions if you rent a car in Bahrain, because they drive on the right side of the road there, just like in the United States. Additionally, all road signs are posted in English as well as Arabic to assist with navigation. Roundabouts are also common in Bahrain, so be aware of that when you are taking in the sights by car.
You must be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in Bahrain, and you must have held your license for at least two years. This age requirement may vary depending on the type of vehicle you rent, so remember to make the proper inquiries if you have any special requests, and be sure to get an International Driver’s Permit, which is mandatory in Bahrain for international visitors.
Due to its geographical location in the Persian Gulf, petrol prices in Bahrain are well below the world median and are very cheap, with prices averaging 0.20 BHD (0.53 USD) per liter and 2.01 USD per gallon. Diesel is also a popular option for cars, costing about 0.16 BHD (0.42 USD) per liter and 1.61 USD per gallon.
When renting a car in Bahrain, be aware that within towns and cities the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph), but if you are driving on the nation’s highways, you can drive up to 80 km/h (50 mph). On the expressways, the speed limit is increased to 120 km/h or about 75 mph.