Bahrain | Capital: Manama | Currency: Dinar – BHD
Bahrain is a group of 33 Gulf islands off the east coast of Saudi Arabia, the largest of which is Bahrain Island. Causeways connect the four main islands. Bahrain Island is also
connected to Saudi Arabia by the 16 mile long King Fahd Causeway. The population is concentrated in the north around the capital, Manama. The climate is hot and humid, with minimal rain. Maximum temperatures average 30-40°C between May and October and 20-30°C for the remainder of the year.
Qatar | Capital: Doha | Currency: Riyal – QAR
Qatar is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Saudi Arabia. It is approximately 160km long and 50-80km wide with a total land area of 11,435 sq km. The south is dominated by sand dunes.
United Arab Emirates | Capital: Abu Dhabi | Currency: Dirham – AED
The UAE is a federation of seven autonomous Shaikhdoms with a total land area of 83,600 square kilometres. The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm al Qaiwan and Ajman. The total population is 3.48 million (85% of which is expatriates). The climate is dry sub tropical with hot summers (May to October) and high humidity near the coast.
Oman | Capital: Muscat | Currency: Riyal – OMR
The Sultanate of Oman occupies the south-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the West and the Republic of Yemen in the South. The coastline extends 1,700km from the Strait of Hormuz in the north, to the borders of the Republic of Yemen in the south and overlooks three seas – the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.