Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by call_me_rhia
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by call_me_rhia
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by call_me_rhia

Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

  • nature & wildlife

    Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

    Adhari Park is a brand new visitor attraction in Bahrain adjacent to the existing Adhari National Park. Spread across 165,000 square meters, it provides a complete leisure experience for the whole family, aiming to become the number one family attraction in the GCC, with 38 exciting outdoor and indoor rides for people of all ages, a Family...

    more
  • outside manama

    Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

    Near Bahrain fort, on the Northern tip of the island is a village all of its houses and big walls are painted in pastel or bright colours; I do not know the reason for this, but the village looks very nice and welcoming. It is interesting to walk there for a moment; the village is located mainly on the northern side of the road, whilst the gardens...

    more
  • food & drink

    Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

    Booze shops. Most people who haven't visited think the entire Middle East is alcohol-free. Bahrain is the one place you can easily buy booze, but if you don't know what you're looking for, the booze shops seem to be hidden. There are 3 main sellers: BMMI, A&E and Gulf Cellar. They can be found at the following locations: BMMI: look for a red sign...

    more
  • the suq

    Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

    If you go to the back of the suq it is still possible to see sights like this. But they are getting rarer and rarer. You just have to go in, get lost and you'll find them. Don't worry about the getting lost bit, it's not that big and someone will always show you how to get out again. Treat it as a maze with a difference. There are more pictures in...

    more
  • the rain

    Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

    Come and see the rain. If you visit Bahrain in november there's a possiblity of seeing puddles. It doesn't rain very often, but when it does, it's wonderful. All the dust is washed away and everything looks green again. The best bit though is the smell: it's all so fresh. It's far better than the ever present dusty, dry, sandy smell which we have...

    more
  • Adhari Park

    Adhari Park is a brand new visitor attraction in Bahrain adjacent to the existing Adhari National Park. Spread across 165,000 square meters, it provides a complete leisure experience for the whole family, aiming to become the number one family attraction in the GCC, with 38 exciting outdoor and indoor rides for people of all ages, a Family...

    more
  • Moustache Man

    I have heared about this guy from my husband when he used to travel to Dubai for business. Seeing is believing! The guy who has a very long moustache..and we met him! He is of Turkish origin who travels between Bahrain and Dubai. His long moustache is his source of income....can you imagine that? It took him almost 20 years to grow it and now the...

    more
  • Al Muksha, the painted village.

    Near Bahrain fort, on the Northern tip of the island is a village all of its houses and big walls are painted in pastel or bright colours; I do not know the reason for this, but the village looks very nice and welcoming. It is interesting to walk there for a moment; the village is located mainly on the northern side of the road, whilst the gardens...

    more
  • The Mystical Tree

    This mystical tree is in the middle of the desert, growing there all alone. No one really knows (or probably never bothered) to investigate the water source of this tree.The best way to appreciate this tree and the surrounding area is to imagine what it would have been like 500 years ago. You are traveling on your camel in the desert. You could not...

    more
  • Spend your day in Oasis

    Country Club in Budayia is a great place to spend a whole day in, with its lovely swimming pool (blossoms from the trees around it fall in the water, it is so beautiful!), good restaurant, gym and bar. The club itself is in oasis of exotic trees and flowers, and you can see many different animals and birds - think of mongoose, bright parrots, and...

    more
  • These things pump the oil to...

    These things pump the oil to bring it to the surface - they're known here as nodding donkeys. Bahrain was the first Gulf state to find oil and there's a museum dedicated to this fact. (with a piece of dinosaur skin on show). These silly things are fun to try and spot; there's also a camel and a bird somewhere. How to get there: You'll find the...

    more
  • Trash drifts.

    Trash drifts. Some places have snow drifts or sand drifts or tumbleweed drifts. This is the only place I saw trash drifts. Some areas of the island are neat and prim but in some there are piles of trash. I hope they have cleaned it up since I was there.

    more
  • Best beach on the whole island!

    There is one exellent beach. It belongs to one of the prince palaces and is open to the public. You have to go to Az-Zallaq. When the main road turns left you have to turn right onto a smaller road and after about 100m left into the garden of the palace. The guards near the entrance will ask you "Do you have a camera?" Say no and you are welcome....

    more
  • Drive or take a taxi to the...

    Drive or take a taxi to the south to the tree of Life, where there is usually a large heard of camels somewhere in the vicinity. You can pet them and even sit on one of them if you choose. This one is expecting a baby in a couple of months but was pretty friendly and calm.

    more
  • Go to A'ali Village...

    Go to A'ali Village Pottery.They've been making pottery in A'ali for many years, maybe hundreds of years. The kilns line one street in the village - you can see the smoke from one of them in the photo. It makes a nice trip out of Manama and you'll be able to buy cheap Bahraini souveniers.

    more
  • If you go over the Muharraq...

    If you go over the Muharraq causeway and look towards Manama you'll get the mix of old and new. This site is pretty special when the sun sets.

    more
  • Booze shops. Most people who...

    Booze shops. Most people who haven't visited think the entire Middle East is alcohol-free. Bahrain is the one place you can easily buy booze, but if you don't know what you're looking for, the booze shops seem to be hidden. There are 3 main sellers: BMMI, A&E and Gulf Cellar. They can be found at the following locations:BMMI: look for a red sign...

    more
  • This old house is behind the...

    This old house is behind the Gulf Hotel. The best way to find it is to drive along the main highway, from the Gulf Hotel, towards Mina Sulman port. It'll be on your right hand side. There's lots of decorative plaster work, and often the goats come looking for food.

    more
  • Wooden doors - I took this...

    Wooden doors - I took this photo years ago and I'm not sure if it still exists. Having said that it's definately worth a look. As I said before - get lost in the suq and you'll find all sorts.

    more
  • This minaret is one of the...

    This minaret is one of the prettiest you'll see. It's behind the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait in the suq.

    more
  • If you go to the back of the...

    If you go to the back of the suq it is still possible to see sights like this. But they are getting rarer and rarer. You just have to go in, get lost and you'll find them. Don't worry about the getting lost bit, it's not that big and someone will always show you how to get out again. Treat it as a maze with a difference.There are more pictures in...

    more
  • Laurie's (pronounced...

    Laurie's (pronounced lou-rie's) sweet shop in Exhibition Road. Remember when you were a kid and sweetie shops seemed like caverns and were full of things you'd never seen or tasted before? Well if you want to repeat that, check out this place. Laurie's on Exhibition road is full of hessian sacks containing sweets, nuts and dried fruits from Iran...

    more
  • Come and see the rain. If you...

    Come and see the rain. If you visit Bahrain in november there's a possiblity of seeing puddles. It doesn't rain very often, but when it does, it's wonderful. All the dust is washed away and everything looks green again. The best bit though is the smell: it's all so fresh. It's far better than the ever present dusty, dry, sandy smell which we have...

    more
  • Behind Adari Park is the...

    Behind Adari Park is the 'green bit'. I went back in March '01 to check if it still existed, sure enough it's there. I went at 5pm and was lucky enough to see herons nesting in the trees. How to get There: To get there head towards Saudi Arabia, on the main highway. On your right hand side, just past the dairy queen there's an abandoned petrol...

    more
  • Go to the town called Buddaya,...

    Go to the town called Buddaya, about 5 pm or later, there you'll find a small mall. Behind the mall a couple of 100 m. you'll find a very beautiful small mosque, the way the lights hits the mosque, makes it look awesome.

    more
  • It rarely rains in...

    It rarely rains in Bahrain...this picture may seem like a silly one unless you've experienced winter there

    more
  • the sook and the Gold...

    the sook and the Gold sook:The Gold Sook is great just cause you see nothing but gold and you can get it for around $12.00 an ounce!Also the Sook if you can barter you can get some Great deals of some really cool Items

    more
  • .. The best time to tour...

    .. The best time to tour Bahrain is between mid of November and mid of March. Other than that time might be hot weather that you can't take. In that time of the year, Bahrainis celebrate their independence day (National day)and they show all their arts in that time. Last year they made the biggest Kabsah in the world. (Cabsah is their main dish and...

    more
  • Visit a camel farm. The one I...

    Visit a camel farm. The one I visited was told to belong to the Emir's Uncle. Who knows...Photo: No comments

    more
  • Oil Museum in the desert. Do...

    Oil Museum in the desert. Do you know that oil was discovered just in Bahrain? It was in 1936, before any other Arab Gulf States. The museum is situated near the first oil well in the Gulf, called 'Oil Well No 1'.Photo: Pipeline in the desert.

    more

Bahrain Hotels

See all 101 Hotels in Bahrain

Latest Bahrain Hotel Reviews

Delmon
44 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 29, 2014

Instant Answers: Bahrain

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

72 travelers online now

Comments

Bahrain Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Bahrain off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bahrain sightseeing.
Map of Bahrain