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Late night layover in Manama?

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Late night layover in Manama?

My question is similar to others in terms of considering leaving the airport during a layover- we will arrive at 11:30 Pm and our flight out leaves at 10 Am the next day. I'd like to go out and explore, but I am wondering if things will be open at that time. Thanks!

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1. Re: Late night layover in Manama?

I'd book a hotel in town and get up early, 6 AM or so; after B'fast this still leaves you a few hours before needing to be back at airport at 9 AM. E.g. the soukhs are open _very_ early, from dusk, and wonderful to explore when it's cooler.

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Late night layover in Manama?

Those hours are tricky. You'll finally get out of the airport about 12.30. Get to a hotel and crash out. You'll have to be back at the airport at 9am latest. I don't think any souks or malls will be open that early.

I'd advise that you negotiate with a taxi and just get a tour around Bahrain for a couple of hours and then get him or her (i actually flagged down a cab in Manama and the driver was a woman) to drop you at the airport by 9am. At least you'll have had a chance to see the island. You won't miss much in terms of shopping.

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3. Re: Late night layover in Manama?


Actually, you will have little else to do but sleep during the hours you mentioned. If you stay at an International hotel you'll probably find a bar open. I would also recommend staying at a hotel near the airport if you have to be there by 9 am due to the possibility of heavy traffic. Bear in mind that the weekend in Bahrain falls on a Friday and Saturday.

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4. Re: Late night layover in Manama?

What day of the week you be landing? Customs most likely be fast, is not a huge airport, quite modern thought.

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