Car parking at the terminal is quick, easy and cost effective.
Passengers arriving at the airport by car may be dropped off with their luggage at the front of the terminal at the departures level.
Drivers are requested not to park at the kerb whilst seeing passengers off. This is due to the security measures in place at Bahrain International airport which do permit cars to park at the terminal kerbside. Once passengers have alighted and luggage has been unloaded please follow the road around to the car park entry and park the car if you wish to visit the terminal to say farewell to your passengers.
BIA public car parks are designed to cater for both short and long term parking as illustrated in the car park layout. (A plan of the car parks by numbers should be included)
A fee is payable for short term public parking (as shown below)
First 20 Minutes FREE
First 6 hours BD 0.200/hour
Over 6 Hours BD 0.100/hour
1 Day BD 3.000
Over 1 Day BD 1.500
1 Week BD 10.000
How to Pay:
The cashier counters are available at the exits and they are open 24 hours. No credit cards are allowed, only cash payment.
There are several banks and money exchange facilities located throughout the terminal building. One at Arrivals and four at departure.
National Bank of Bahrain
P.O. Box 106
Airport Office Tel.No. 17231212
Main Office Tel. No. 17228800
Ahli United Bank
P.O. Box 2424
Airport Office Tel.No. 17339295
Main Office Tel. No. 17585858
Fax No. 17339297
Bahrain Financing Co.
P.O. Box 243
Airport Office Tel.No. 17321938
Main Office Tel. No. 17228888
Fax No. 17223495
Currency exchange is available at five outlets in the terminal building. One at the meet and greet area at the airport ground level, one at the departure public area, one at the arrival concourse and two at the departure hall. The company provides 24 hour service of money exchange.
Many ATM Bank Machines are located at several different site at Bahrain International Airport.
After checking in for your flight or waiting to meet a passenger on arrival why not take advantage of our excellent food and beverage facilities. Whether it is a coffee and a light snack or more formal dining in the a-la-carte restaurant in the departures lounge, BIA offers a broad range of outlets to satisfy all tastes.
No visit to Bahrain International Airport will be complete without setting aside some time to visit to our award winning duty free outlet.
Acclaimed internationally within the airport retail industry, Bahrain Duty Free Shopping has won a number of awards for outstanding performance in the retail duty free industry.
Centrally located between gates 14 and 15 on the departures concourse our duty free shopping boasts a host of international names and prestigious brands in a world class retail section renowned for its wide variety of products and acknowledged as one of the finest airport shopping facilities in the world.
The winner of the much coveted Frontier Awards Airport Retailer of the Year both in 1995 and 1997 and for a third time in 2005, Bahrain Duty Free also won a Frontier "Oscar" for Best Marketing Campaign by a retailer for promotions "Race 2 Win" at the prestigious TFWA Exhibition at Cannes based on Bahrain's first ever F1 Grand prix in both 2004 and 2005."
You can do shopping before your arrival at Bahrain International Airport via the Bahrain dutyfree website. Below is the link.
The airport currently has three discrete lounges for premium passengers. Located on an upper level accessed by escalators from the departures area at Gate 15 and overlooking the main apron, the Gulf Air First and Business Class lounge offers an exclusive concept of waiter service ,a separate family room and electronic video games room for children as well as full buiness facilities.
A further two new luxurious airline lounges 200 m2 and 700 m2 in size also accessed by escalator opposite Gate 16 were opened in 2005. The first for Cathay Pacific's premium passengers and the second the "Dilmun" Lounge(operated by Bahrain Airport Services for other airlines premium passengers) includes the latest wi-fi technology permitting free internet access.The lounges offer complimentary snacks and beverages, business and family facilities as well as rest rooms,shower facilities and satellite TV.
Bahrain International Airport actively recognises the needs of all our passengers. Disabled Access is available to all levels of the Terminal, either via elevators or ramps.
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) supervises specific handling requests at Bahrain International Airport. Please visit their website at www.bas.com.bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.bas.com.bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.bas.com.bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.bas.com.bh or contact your travel agent to arrange wheelchair or assist services.
The BAS Duty Operations Manager can be contacted (24 Hours) Tel: +973 17321444
Bahrain has a wide range of excellent hotels of all standards, covering every requirement.
The Movenpick Hotel
Strategically located opposite the airport, overlooking a sprawling lagoon, it is the first hotel to mark the skyline of the historic town of Muharraq. True to tradition, the hotel blends the classic Swiss touch with traditional Arabian hospitality, making it the ultimate boutique hotel.
BD126 million expansion of Bahrain International Airport geared up for take-off yesterday. The massive project, scheduled to start in 2008 and be completed in 2010, will allow the airport to handle up to 15m passengers a year. It will make the airport one of the most futuristic in the region, said Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
He was speaking at a contract signing for the project at a ceremony at Movenpick Hotel.
The expansion will more than double the size of the terminal building, increase the number of aircraft stands from 46 to 64 and double the number of bridges from seven to 14.
The BD126 million expansion of Bahrain International Airport will make it one of the most modern in the region, it was declared yesterday. It will more than double the terminal floor area, it was revealed. The expansion also will make the airport one of the most user-friendly in the region, said Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Works and Housing Minister Fahmi Al Jowder signed the agreement for state-of-the-art designs with Jacobs Gibb in association with HOK Architects and the local Bahrain consulting firm Mohammed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB).
The design contract value is BD12,946,451.
Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) Under-Secretary Captain Abdulrahman Al Gaoud said the expansion, when completed in 2010, would increase the airport capacity to handle up to 12m to 15m passengers a year.
"The current airport has been designed to handle three million passengers a year," he told a Press conference.
"However, our airport has experienced an unprecedented growth, an average 15 per cent a year and the number of passengers handled by the airport will reach seven million by the end of the year."
Captain Al Gaoud said more expansion projects would be undertaken in future to increase the capacity to 22m passengers and later to 45m.
He said the current expansion programme would double the number of air bridges and check-in counters.
"The airport will be equipped to handle 64 aircraft at any given time," said Capt Al Gaoud.
"The number of aircraft stands will increase from 46, including seven air bridges, to 64, including 14 air bridges.
"The baggage handling capacity will increase from 3,000 bags per hour to 15,000 bags. The check-in counters will increase from 40 to 80."
Works and Housing Ministry Public Works Affairs Under-Secretary Nayef Al Kalali said the project involved the expansion of the existing terminal building, with an additional 125,000sqm floor area.
The current floor area is 51,000sqm.
"The expansion will cater to the increase in passenger and aircraft traffic up to the year 2015, with passenger figures expected to grow rapidly and reach around 12m -15m per annum by that time," said Mr Al Kalali.
Besides an additional terminal floor area, the expansion will have seven additional gates, serviced by state-of-the-art air bridges, giving a total of 14 gates with air bridges, as well as 11 additional remote parking stands, he added.
The seven additional gates will comprise stands to accommodate five numbers of Code E type aircraft which are the Airbus A330 or A340 and Boeing 747 or 777, one Code C type aircraft which are the A320 and Boeing 737 as well as one Code F, new large aircraft (NLA).
Besides the new Code F stand, an existing parking bay will also be refurbished to accommodate Code F aircrafts providing a total of two stands at the expanded terminal to cater to the new A380 super-sized aircrafts.
The construction approach will be designed to permit the existing terminal operations to continue until the expansions are completed, said Mr Al Kalali.
The majority of worksites are landside, providing safer construction and minimal disruption of airside operations.
Mr Al Kalali said the construction cost of the project would be BD113,209,908.
"The project is expected to take 49 months to complete with an expected design period of 15 months and a construction period of 24 months and a period set aside for tendering in between," he added.
"The project is expected to be commissioned for operations some time in 2010."