Crime in Bahrain is low & 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.
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.
Many countries around the world have a changing political context, and particularly the Middle East. Bahrain, like many countries has its share of civil unrest.
You need a visa to get into Israel but that visa may not allow you into neighbouring countries.
Israel has many religious sites important to Jewish, Christian and Muslim peoples. Find out how to enjoy these sacred sites respectfully and safely with World Nomads.
The Gaza Strip is a volatile area and has been subject to frequent conflict. Several governments advise travelers to reconsider all but essential travel or not to travel to the Gaza Strip.
The West Bank has its fair share of tension between Israeli and Palestinian locals and forces.
By international standards, including western first world standards, the UAE has a very low incidence of crime. However it still worth knowing what to look out for with this guide to crime in the UAE with World Nomads.
Get the latest information on natural disasters, crime, civil unrest, and political instability in Lebanon.
You're more likely to overdose on delicious Turkish food than run into any sort of violent crime. Nevertheless, you should be careful when walking the streets. Find out how to stay safe with this guide to crime in Turkey with World Nomads.
Turkey, where East meets West - is a predominantly Muslim country, and also a European Union aspirant. So how strict is the adherence to Islam, and is there a need to modify your behaviour?