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Venue /

The 6th ASCAAD International Conference 2012 will be held at one of the prestigious hotels, Manama, Bahrain.

Manama is an ancient city. It was mentioned in Islamic chronicles at least as far back as 1345. However, the north of Bahrainís main island, which is dominated by Manama today, has seen human activity for roughly 5,000 years, as is indicated from the remains around Bahrain Fort. Early inhabitants are often associated with the historical Dilmun Civilization though the historical records of Dilmun are scanty. The islanders were soon, however, disturbed by a series of invaders, beginning with the Assyrians during the BC period and ending with the Arabs. During these many centuries Bahrain was a trading post whose importance fluctuated depending on which empire dominated. Manama is now one of the most influential financial centers in the gulf region.

travel info. /

Useful Travel Links: A 'travel guide' is provided by the ministry of foreigh affairs inwhich some useful travel information are made available.
Please follow the link for more info.

Visa Requirements:

Procedures for getting a visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain are relatively simple and hassle-free and if all documents are in order, then the visa is issued within 72 hours. In urgent cases, visas are also issued within a day. The General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence is the sole administrative authority responsible for issuing visas to foreigners who wish to visit the country.

Further information can be found here and here.

For many nationalities, an eVISA can be issued in advance. For more information, please visit the following website:

General touristic information are provided here.


hotel reservations /

The following selection of hotels are provided by the organising committee, however, a wider selection can be found through flight and travel comparison websites.

  1. Novotel Hotel: ASCAAD 2012 will be held in the conference suite of this hotel. Therefore, it might be convenient for delegates to book their room here. The hotel also offered preferential rates for ASCAAD 2012 participants. Upon booking your room, please do not forget to mention that you are participating in ASCAAD 2012.
  2. Diplomat Hotel: this hotel is near by conference venue.
  3. Crown plaza Hotel: this hotel is near by conference venue.
  4. Moevenpick Hotel: this hotel is near by the airport, but is 10 minutes drive from the conference venue.
  5. Elite Suites: please ask for the branch that is next to the Novotel Hotel - conference venue.


Social trip /

To be devised later.