Bahrain, a group of 33 islands, with an area of 707 square kilometres, is situated in the Arabian Gulf, off the east coast of Saudi Arabia.
The state takes its name from the largest island Bahrain, which is 586.5 square kilometres. It is linked by causeways to Muharraq (international airport) and Sitra (industrial area and tank-farm). There are numerous other tiny islands, but they are mainly uninhabited and are best known for the variety of migrating birds which pass through in spring and autumn.
With its pleasant mix of Arab culture and Western conveniences, Bahrain has long been one of the most accessible countries in the Persian Gulf region. Travellers can enjoy Bahrain's traditional attractions -- such as sailing a dhow or bargaining in a souk (marketplace) -- and then relax at one of its comfortable, modern hotels.
PAL flies between Manila and Bahrain daily on Gulf Airways operated flights under our code share agreement.