Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer
 UAE Dirham AED 9.69744
 Australian Dollars AUD 3.35559
 Bangladeshi Taka BDT 205.76132
 Canadian Dollars CAD 3.39501
 Swiss Francs CHF 2.60335
 Egyptian Pound EGP 40.33885
 Euro EUR 2.46372
 British Pounds Sterling GBP 2.09903
 Indonesia Rupiah IDR 33,333.33333
 Indian Rupee INR 173.91304
 Jordanian Dinar JOD 1.83483
 Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 0.78711
 Sri Lankan Rupee LKR 389.10506
 Morocco Dirham MAD 26.13696
 Malaysian Ringgit MYR 11.31862
 Nepalese Rupee NPR 273.22404
 Omani Riyal OMR 1.01711
 Philippine Pesos PHP 129.53368
 Pakistani Rupee PKR 275.48209
 Qatari Riyal QAR 9.58405
 Saudi Riyal SAR 9.90884
 Singapore Dollars SGD 3.71195
 Thai Baht THB 91.07468
 US Dollars USD 2.63685
* Rates are indicative and subject to change.


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Family reiterates plea for help

Housing Ministry has been urged to immediately look into the condition of a dilapidated house in Karzakkan village, as the safety of its four Bahraini inhabitants, including a bedridden man, is threatened by its cracked walls and unstable roof.  A team from the ministry had vis

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New law to curb free visa trading

The Parliament will this week vote on a draft law that will impose stricter penalties on those involved in selling work visas. According to the new law, fines will be increased from the existing BD1,000 to BD8,000 apart from one year imprisonment. MP Adel Al Asoomi said the proposed law aims at

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Expat in ordeal as wife gets deported

An expat, who lost his voice after suffering a physical disorder, is stuck in the Kingdom as his wife was deported. Abdul Quam, 65, came to Bahrain as a labourer and a year ago he was diagnosed with a peculiar medical condition. With an aim to take care of her husband apart from finding a job f

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Expat commits suicide at labour camp

An expat committed suicide yesterday allegedly over unpaid salaries at his labour accommodation in Tubli. The deceased was identified as Indian national Gurpreet Singh, who was working as a heavy vehicle driver for a contracting company. He was found hanging in his room. Sources said Gurpreet w

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More losers, less winners in routine CR gamble

Many Bahrainis are in a tight spot after renting out their Commercial Registration (CRs) licences to expats in their bid to make easy money. Sources say it is quite common for small scale expat businessmen to approach Bahrainis for their CRs as the Kingdom’s law doesn’t allow them t

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Comply with summer ban to ensure workers’ safety

Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan has called on all companies and private sector institutions to comply with the decision to ban open-air work from noon to 4 pm in July and August. The ministry introduced the ban in 2013 and has pledged a strict zero tolerance policy toward


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Legendary Aston Martin driven by James Bond is found

A legendary Aston Martin driven by James Bond in Goldfinger could have been found more than twenty years after it was stolen from a Florida airport. The 1964 DB5 - which was equipped with machine guns and tyre-bursting blades for Sean Connery’s 007 - could have been found in the Middle Ea

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New law to curb free visa trading

The Parliament will this week vote on a draft law that will impose stricter penalties on those involved in selling work visas. According to the new law, fines will be increased from the existing BD1,000 to BD8,000 apart from one year imprisonment. MP Adel Al Asoomi said the proposed law aims at

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Expat in ordeal as wife gets deported

An expat, who lost his voice after suffering a physical disorder, is stuck in the Kingdom as his wife was deported. Abdul Quam, 65, came to Bahrain as a labourer and a year ago he was diagnosed with a peculiar medical condition. With an aim to take care of her husband apart from finding a job f

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French jogger detained after crossing US-Canada border

A young French woman who went for an evening jog along a Canadian beach spent two weeks in US immigration detention after straying across the border. Cedella Roman, 19, who was visiting her mother in British Columbia, decided to run along the beach that leads to Canada’s border with the U

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Netflix chief spokesman axed over use of N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which i

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Thousands join march to call for Brexit deal referendum

Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London yesterday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said. Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and European flags and

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Dealers cheer as driving ban goes

Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself doing grocery st

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Evil dead sequel will happen

Director Fede Alvarez said there is a ‘possibility’ that he may come up with a sequel to his ‘Evil Dead’ reboot. Last week the filmmaker agreed on Twitter to make a sequel to his 2013 film. “I love those movies. Making my ‘Evil Dead’ was an amazin

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Nick Jonas shows love for Priyanka on social media

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have consistently been spotted together, but never confirmed their relationship publicly. But the American singer-songwriter has finally confirmed the status with the actress on social media. Jonas, 25, took the huge step of sharing a post on Instagram of Pr