Prior to the Arab Spring of 2011 and the political unrest in Bahrain, the country was considered generally safe for women. For female travellers there are general issues to consider when visiting Bahrain that are applicable and there is the context of the political situation across the Middle East.
Crime in Bahrain is low rate & taken seriously by the authorities. Punishments such as flogging for the guilty. Crime statistics indicate that the majority of petty crime incidents in Bahrain are instigated by people from overseas. This article outlines some of the common crimes & scams in Bahrain.
Middle Eastern food is delicious and Bahrain has some excellent restaurants and cafes with both international and local cuisine. Be warned, failure to wash hands before and after meals, or failing to follow Bahrain dining etiquette, could result in becoming ill or causing cultural offence.