Best Bahrain Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Bahrain

Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 03:09 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Bahrain sim card for tourist. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card in Bahrain. Why? You can get a data sim prepaid in Bahrain for 7 BHD=$18 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals. Read here how to get from Bahrain airport to city center.

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BAHRAIN TOURIST SIM CARD

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First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Bahrain is great one of the best in the world. Unless you go to the dessert or any place far from the cities. I didn’t go out so far and the connection was great all the time. Plus you can also get wifi in the hotels and malls.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Bahrain. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your Bahrain tourist sim card in the airport because prices and packages are similar than in an official store.

GETTING BAHRAIN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting a sim card in Bahrain airport is simple and easy. When you are getting to Bahrain International Airport make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop since it’s always required.

You can get your sim card in Bahrain airport and top up. There are 3 main operators in Bahrain: Batelco, Zain and STC. Just compare prices and packages or keep reading below for more information.

WHERE TO GET YOUR BAHRAIN TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Bahrain sim card from the airport to the mall and phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. And make sure that you inform their prices and packages. It depends on how long you will be in Bahrain and how much data you will need. There are packages starting from 7 days until 30 days sim card for tourists in Bahrain.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD BAHRAIN COMPARISON

There are three phone operators in Bahrain: Batelco, Zain and STC. They have similar packages and prices. The coverage is great and with Zain and Batelco. STC have worse coverage and similar packages for a sim card in Bahrain. All the sim cards are valid for 7 or 30 days in Bahrain. Just keep reading below:

ZAIN BAHRAIN

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Zain Bahrain prepaid sim card has good coverage and it’s the largest second phone operator in Bahrain. You can get a Zain prepaid sim card in Bahrain for 1 BHD= $3 USD coming with 1 BHD credit. 

You can get for 1.5 BHD with 1.25 GB data and 100 domestic minutes valid 7 days. For 6 BHD with 7 GB data and 500 domestic minutes valid for 30 days. If you prefer a data only sim card in Bahrain for 4 BHD with 3 GB valid for 7 days. For 7 BHD with 10 GB data and for 10 BHD with 20 GB data. Both of them valid for 30 days.

Batelco Bahrain

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Batelco Bahrain is the second best coverage around the country. You can get a Batelco prepaid sim card in Bahrain for 3 BHD= $10 USD

You can get for 3 BHD with 1 GB data and 100 domestic minutes valid 7 days. For 6 BHD with 6 GB data and 500 domestic minutes valid for 30 days. If you prefer a data only sim card in Bahrain for 4 BHD with 3 GB valid for 7 days. And for 7 BHD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN BAHRAIN

STC BAHRAIN

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STC Bahrain is the smallest phone operator in Bahrain and less coverage than Zain and Batelco. You can get a STC prepaid sim card for 1 BHD= $3 USD coming with 1 BHD credit. 

You can get for 4 BHD with 1.25 GB data and 125 domestic minutes valid 7 days. For 7 BHD with 8 GB data and 500 domestic minutes valid for 30 days. If you prefer a data only sim card in Bahrain for 10 BHD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

POCKET WIFI BAHRAIN

If you prefer to bring Pocket Wifi in Bahrain a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Bahrain you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices.

If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs. The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

BAHRAIN SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Bahrain Sim Card Conclusion is getting Batelco or Zain depending if you want only data and also local calls for choosing your package. Since the coverage and the speed is great in Bahrain. I would go for one of these phone operators. There is not big difference in prices and packages. And both of them have amazing speed and coverage.

BEST TIME TO BAHRAIN

Bahrain has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is hot that it’s uncomfortable for people who are not used to this weather. We suggest that you visit during winter (November to March) when the weather is good for outdoor activities.

Click here to know more about the weather in Bahrain!

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN BAHRAIN AND ATMS

The currency of Bahrain is called Bahraini Dinar and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 0.37 BHD. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Bahrain. You can pay in most of the places with card.

Click here to know the exact rate!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL BAHRAIN

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For food budget travel in Bahrain we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for $5-7 USD per person trying different choices. For decent meals expect to pay $15 USD per person in a restaurant.

WHERE TO STAY IN BAHRAIN

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Bahrain. Where you can sleep in a dorm room starting from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-90 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

If you are traveling in Bahrain outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. You can also try Airbnb in Bahrain. Get a pretty sweet discount for your first Airbnb booking in Bahrain!

Book your accommodations in Bahrain through Agoda or Booking.

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You can also try AirBnB in Bahrain with prices starting from $40 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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