Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Travel and Accommodation

This is a non-residential symposium.
Hotel accommodation is NOT included in your registration fee. 

SPE has negotiated a discounted rate with Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa Hotel for this symposium that you can take advantage of.

Symposium Venue

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa
105 Zallaq Highway
Building 2015 Block 1055, Zallaq
5554 Manama, Bahrain
☎ | (+973)176 36 36 3

For additional hotel information please visit the hotel website.

Book Your Hotel

SPE will provide a hotel booking form upon completion of the symposium registration. You are requested to complete the form and email it to the hotel directly to reserve your accommodation.

SPE has arranged a room block at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa to save you time and money. As a result, SPE is able to increase attendee benefits to provide a great experience, while keeping expenses low. Revenue from this event will be invested back into SPE and will support many other Society programs. Through your attendance, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Thank you for your support!

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. It is the course attendee's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

For more information on a Bahrain visa, please visit the website www.evisa.gov.bh.

About Bahrain


Bahrain, small Arab state situated in a bay on the south-western coast of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago consisting of Bahrain Island and some 30 smaller islands. Its name is from the Arabic term al-bahrayn, meaning “two seas.”


Bahrain features a tropical desert climate, with average high temperature of 30°C. Spring and fall are pleasant, with dry weather and nights cooling off into the 60sF. The seas around Bahrain are very shallow, heating up quickly in the summer to produce very high humidity, especially at night.

Time Zone

Bahrain is 3 hours ahead of GMT. (+3 GMT)


While Arabic is the official language, English is very widely spoken, especially in business. Given the large size of the expatriate population, several other languages are also used in everyday life, headed by Hindi, Urdu and Farsi.


The official currency is the dinar (sign: BD).