Dealing with emergency situations in Bahrain

Hello everybody,

Dealing with unexpected situations abroad can be a very difficult matter. In order to better help expats and soon-to-be expats in Bahrain face such tricky situations, we invite you to share your advice and experience.

What are the key emergency numbers you should know by heart?

In the event of a legal problem, an accident, a natural disaster, an injury or the death of a close family member, what are the first things to do in Bahrain?

What are the things to plan ahead in order to better cope with such unexpected situations (registration at the Embassy, transport, medical, comprehensive insurance for instance)?

If you have gone through such experiences in Bahrain, do not hesitate to share your story.

Thank you in advance!


Police/Fire department/Ambulance: 999
National Emergency call center: 999
Fire accidents: 997
Emergency – casualty bureau: 990
Emergency – Criminal Investigations (CID): 992
Emergency – Coast Guard (CGD): 994
Traffic police: 199
International Emergency Number: 112

Other emergency numbers

Hotline, call center for all inquiries: 17872287
Main Switchboard: 17872222

Police Stations:
East Riffa Police Station 1777 3158
West Riffa Police Station 1766 4606
Exhibition Road Police Station 1755 0629
Hawak Police Station 1784 9009
Hidd Police Station 1767 1212
Hoora Police Station 1729 1555
Naim Police Station 1725 8210
Samaheej Police Station 1733 4401
Umm-Al Hasam Police Station 1772 8229
Zallaq Police Station 1763 1211

For household emergencies 8000 1810
Drainage repairs 1751 5555
Electricity related 1751 555?
Water supply-related problems. 17…..
Violence against women 1787 0302

National contact number for government related appointments 8000 8001
Civil Aviation Department, Bahrain 1732 1100
Bahrain International Airport 1732 1997

Thank you Jo :top:

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