The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of low lying island located in the Arabian Gulf of the eastern shore of Saudi Arabia. Frequently called the Pearl of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain has a history of more than 5,000 years of civilisation, from the mists of time to a vibrant present under a stable and prosperous government. Bahrain is the site of immortal Dilmun, religious centre to Summerians, Babylonians and Assyrians, as dramatic excavations prove. Subsequent visitors include Greeks from the time of Alexander the Great, Portuguese, Omanis and the English. Marvellous old sites and buildings compete with modern office buildings and colourful traditional markets.The climate is hot in summer and mild in winter. From November to April is very pleasant, with temperatures from 15 to 24 degrees centigrade. Temperatures are coolest between December and March when northerly winds prevail. From July to September temperatures average 36 degrees centigrade with high humidity.
650604 (2001 est.)
Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%
Arabic (official), English, Farsi and Urdu
Islam 85%, other faiths including Hinduism, Parseeism, Judaism, Buddisim and Christianity.
Bahraini Dinar(BD) = 1000 fils = $ 2.666 (approx.)
Gulf Air’s Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, D
Gulf Air’s Board of Directors held their second meeting under the Chairmanship of H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister recently to ensure the implementation of the restructuring plan designed to put the airline on a path towards long-term sustainability.
The Board of Directors reviewed the report presented by the Executive Restructuring Committee dealing with various aspects relating to the development of the company such as fleet, network, financial status and other important issues.
During the meeting, the Board of Directors appointed the airline’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman Jabor Al Musallam as Acting Chief Executive Officer.
The Board of Directors agreed to hold a full board meeting every month to monitor the implementation of the restructuring. Also the Executive Restructuring Committee was instructed to meet the airline’s management weekly to ensure a transparent and timely implementation of the plan and submit its report to the Board.
This is in line with the mandate of the Board of Directors as directed by the Government to oversee the execution of the restructuring plan across all areas of the organization in order to reinforce Gulf Air’s position as an international airline and one of the key national infrastructure assets of the Kingdom of Bahrain.