Travel to Bahrain for an Enthralling Holiday
Welcome to the Kingdom of Bahrain! The smallest country in the Gulf and a Middle Eastern archipelago nestled in the corner of the sea bordering Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Bahrain is known as a hub for refining oil and international banking. Plan a trip to the smallest GCC nation because despite being small, it’s big on travel adventures. Not convinced enough yet? Let us show you why we’re asking you to include it in your bucket list.
Top 7 Attractions that will leave you spellbound
Qalat al Bahrain
Visit the ancient site of the former capital of Dilmun that is now registered as a UNESCO World Heritage. It carries a history of over 4,000 years and is undoubtedly counted first while mentioning the most important archaeological sites in the Arabian Gulf.
Daily: 8 am to 6 pm
Bait al Quran
A mesmerizing building with Arabic script etched on it; this museum exhibits a collection of Quran manuscripts as old as the 7th century. You will also find a rice grain with Quran verses carved on it apart from miniature copies of the Quran.
Sat-Wed: 9 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 6 pm
Bahrain National Theatre
This cultural and architectural masterpiece of Bahrain is located between the sea and the Bahrain National Theatre Lake. Proudly wearing the crown of being the third largest theater in the Arab world, it pays tribute to the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights by having a capacity of 1,001 people as the audience.
Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre
Explore the traditional arts and crafts of Bahrain that the villages of this country have still preserved such as pottery making, cloth weaving, woodworking, basket weaving, and so on.
Daily: 8 am – 2 pm
Bahrain International Circuit
Test drive some of the best race cars on the F1 track on the state-of-the-art karting track, or if you’re more of a backseat person, you can enjoy an exciting drive in the passenger's seat of a Hummer on its Extreme 4*4 course.
8am-5.30pm, tours 10am & 2pm Sun, Tue & Thu
Tree of Life
The mystique of this standalone green, desert dweller, is something that should be experienced when you are in Bahrain. The tree was planted in 1583 and remains healthy, spreading its coolness to the hundreds of visitors that drop by.
No entry fee & no visiting time scheduled
This is a classic piece example of Bahraini fortification. Visit in the afternoon or evening hours and get engulfed in the serene atmosphere as the sun sets in and the evening prayer goes up.
8am to 8 pm every day
Top things to do in Bahrain
Pearl Diving is one of a kind experience that you absolutely cannot miss if you’re traveling to Bahrain. Book your tickets and brace yourself to search for the best quality pearls in the ocean.
Arabian Horse Riding
Immerse yourself in an age-old recreational activity on the back of a purebred Arabian horse in the sands of Bahrain.
Night in Desert
Spend a night camping in the desert because no visit to Bahrain is complete without venturing into the sands.
Jet Ski is one of the most loved water sports in the country and definitely an exciting way to explore the sea. Get high on adrenaline on a 700 CC or an 1,100 CC Jet Ski.
Shop at this buzzing traditional market to experience life as once used to be. You can buy textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts, souvenirs, and so on.
Unique dishes to satiate your palate
- Machboos or Kabsa: made from a mixture of spices, rice, meat, and vegetables
Muhammar: a sweet rice dish usually served with fish
Samosa: a fried pastry with a filling of spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb or chicken.
Khubz: A kind of flatbread.
Halwa Showaiter or Halwa Bahraini: A sweet dish made with corn starch, saffron, and different types of nuts.
Masso (European), Manama
Curry Country (International), Manama
Bushido Restaurant (Japanese), Manama
Lanna Thai (Thai), Budaiya
Café Italia (Italian), Adliya.
Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel
Fraser Suites Seef
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa
The K Hotel
Restaurants for an international flavor
Best Places to Stay in Manama
Moving around in Bahrain
Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC) buses can take you in around the country. They are inexpensive, air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi too.
Bahrain Visa Requirements
GCC national’s don’t need a visa to visit other GCC countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman.