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What You Should Know More About Bahrain

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Book your hotel stay in advance, only after reviewing it online.

    ·         Make sure that you do not carry a lot of cash or wear flashy jewelry on the trip.

    ·         Do not offend the local culture, traditions or religion in anyway.

    ·         Beware of scammers while shopping at the market, especially while buying precious items like gold, silver and stones.

    ·         Take care of following the prescribed dress code while visiting the mosque. You should wear completely covering clothes with your head and hair covered with a scarf.

    ·         Do not trust any strangers and if you need any help, approach an authorized helping body like police or official tourist help centers.

    ·         Check weather predictions and pack your luggage accordingly.

    ·         Check for the list of things you can carry to and from Bahrain so that you do not face any problem at the immigration.

     

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age to drink alcohol in Bahrain is 18 years for all types of alcoholic drinks and to verify this, please keep your age proofs with you whenever you drinks.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can't afford to miss?

    Manama Souq

    The Manama souq has been a favourite among tourists who visit Bahrain. The narrow lanes, dodging salesmen and mosque alarms give you a feel of the most authentic sight of Manama and Bahrain as a whole. The spice vendors, silver and gold article sellers, precious stone vendors are people from whom you can buy the traditional items of Bahrain, The spice stalls here sell pure saffron, chili pepper and other spices. You can also buy electronics, musical instruments, traditional clothing and many other amazing and exciting things at this souq. So indulge yourself in one of the most amazing experiences of Bahrain at the Manama Souq.

     


    Bahrain National Museum

    The Bahrain National Museum takes you through a tour of the 6,000 years of history of Bahrain and gives you a glimpse of everything, from ancient to modern history and lifestyle of the country. Religious, civic and political history related displays are some of the interesting aspects of the museum and a cherry on the cake at this place is an amazing art gallery.

     

    Al Dar Island

    If you are looking for a place which is perfect for a day tour, the Al Dar Island is one of the most beautiful places you could visit. With crystal clear blue waters and white sand beaches, the place is a serene destination for you to enjoy a peaceful and rejuvenating time.  You can also have adventure and water sports activities like banana boat rides pearl diving sessions over here. There are also facilities for staying at this beautiful destination overnight any enjoy the landscape.



    Beit Al Quran

    Comprising of a museum and 10 exhibition halls, mosque, auditorium and a school, this complex is one of the most iconic places to visit in Bahrain. There is a range of Islamic religious manuscripts, ancient documents, jewelry and ornaments which give you a glimpse of the heritage of this place. You will also get to see a whole verse of Quran written on a single grain of rice over here.

     

    Desert Camping

    How can you visit a desert place and not camp in the sand dunes? Camping in the desert of Bahrain is one of the greatest adventure activities you will get to experience here. Find a perfect spot and pitch a desert tent or book a desert camping excursion, munch on Kebabs and drink some amazing local wine in the desert for a perfect mesmerizing experience.


    King Fahd Causeway

    The King Fahd Causeway is a series of magnificent bridges which connect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. This causeway is very special because it was a very important infrastructural project for the development of Bahrain and hence, it carries a lot of importance.

     

    Tubli Bay

    The Tubli Bay, located in the East of Bahrain is a place well conserved and preserved. If offers amazing panoramic views of the sea and also gives you a grassland experience in the middle of a desert country because of which, this is a very unique place to visit. Though the conservation of the ecosystem has not been up to the mark, it is a very relaxing place to visit and see.


    Heritage Centre and Museum of Pearl Diving

    Pearl Diving is a really popular activity in Bahrain since a very long time and this occupation gives the country some pure and shiniest pearls. The Heritage Centre and museum gives you a glimpse of the initial days and development of this activity which was once a very flourishing business in Bahrain.

     

  • What you will like there?

    Preserved culture

    Even after infrastructural development, the locals of Bahrain have effectively managed to maintain the charm of their local culture and tradition. They still follow and respect age old concepts which are unadulterated and not influenced by any negative change.


    Museums

    The museums of Bahrain give you a glimpse of the rich heritage and culture of the place. You will get to know a lot about the history, religion and art associated with Bahrain, famous all over the world as well. Museum visits in Bahrain are always an enriching experience for all types of travelers.


    Street Markets and Souqs

    Street markets selling spices, authentic foods, traditional textiles and other local items are one of the major attractions of Bahrain. The markets have a very exciting vibe in them and so, even if you do not want to buy anything, you should definitely visit the market at least once. 


    Local food and delicacies

    The local food, especially Kebabs, Shwarma and other non-vegetarian delicacies and breads are some of the most amazing foods you will get to eat here. These foods are made with authentic flavors, spices and cooking techniques and hence, you are ought to fall in love with it.


    Landscape views

    The beach landscape of Bahrain is really beautiful and serene. You will be mesmerized to see the crystal clear sea waters gushing on white sand beaches. The sight of landscapes of Bahrain are one of the most memorable things which you can take back from Bahrain.



  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
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    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula