The timezone AST in BahrainTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Bahrain there is only a single tonezone at UTC+3. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Bahrain is 7 hours.
Bahrain has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Current time in all regions of Bahrain:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Arabia Standard Time (AST)|
|Daylight saving time:||none|
Bahrain has an east-west extension of 0.15 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Asia, this corresponds to about 15 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 36 seconds. This means the sun rises and sets 36 seconds later in the west than in the east.
The Arabia Standard Time also applies in Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and in Saudi Arabia.
No daylight saving time in BahrainDue to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).
Due to the relative proximity to the equator, the impact in Bahrain is not particularly large. Manama is only 2,900 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 04:44 to 18:34, but from 05:44 to 19:34. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, daylight saving time was never introduced in Bahrain.