Bahrain Things to Do

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Bahrain Things to Do

  • Souq

    Bahrain Things to Do

    visit Bahrain gOLd city & BaHrain gold souq... make your own cartouche ----name pendant written in English or heiroglypic character.... im not fond of gold but this place is awesome... and friendly shop attendant in each store... dont forget to ask discount..... if ur planning to buy.... a lot of designs to choose from...

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  • National Museum

    Bahrain Things to Do

    The National Museum is a very well laid out and thoughful look at the history of Bahrain from the time of Dilmun up to the present day. I spent about 3 hours there going from exhibit to exhibit. It has a fascinating exhibit showing reassembled burial mounds from the A'ali burial mound complex. You get a lot more out of seeing their version than by...

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  • Tree of Life

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    The Tree of Life is standing alone on middle of the desert still surviving, pretty big with several low braches. It looks too old, but the leaves still fresh green... believe it or not they said it is 500 years old tree. The tree source of water remains mystery, some others believe that it gets nourishing from the underground but no one knows why...

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  • Arad Fort

    Bahrain Things to Do

    A 15th century fort, the Arad Fort is one of the more important historic monuments of Bahrain. It is located on Muharraq Island near the airport. During its history, it served as a base for various foreign occupiers of Bahrain, including the Portuguese in the 16th century and the Omanis around 1800.

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  • Mosques

    Bahrain Things to Do

    Officially called al-Fateh Mosque, the Grand Mosque of Bahrain is the largest on the island. It is a modern (1990s) construction in a traditional Islamic style. The mosque is open to non-Moslems, but not during prayer time. Visitors must dress modestly (women must wear a head scarf).

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  • Fort

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    Bahrain Fort (Qala'at al-Bahrain) has a history dating back to 16th century. It was built by Portuguese who were using the trade routes around this region. The architecture is quite impressive, but under the hot sun you can't stay too long. After 30-45 minutes, you need to stay in the shade or enjoy the cafe close to the entrance.

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  • Al Areen Wildlife Park

    Bahrain Things to Do

    Al-Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve is a huge wildlife park located outskirts of the City. The whole area is very clean and well maintained. They have numerous numbers of gazelles, flamingos, ostrich, ducks, goats, birds,giraffe etc. The entrance fee is 500Fils, this includes a bus tour within the park. This will take about 45 minutes with one...

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  • Pearl Monument

    Bahrain Things to Do

    Pearl Monument is one of the landmarks of Bahrain which you cannot miss. Pearl used to be the main income of Bahrain and island's wealth comes from the pearl, later followed by oil. The monument represents the 6 states in the gulf. Unfortunately, this famous landmark has been demolished during the unrest in Bahrain in March 2011.

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  • King Fahad Causeway

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    Opened in 1986, this remarkable 15.5 miles (25km) feat of engineering links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most expensive bridges in the world. There is a long queue during Thursday night ( Thursday and Friday is weekend here in Saudi Arabia ) because all Saudis and expat will be rushing to go over to this place for a drink, partying,...

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  • International Circuit

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    This circuit was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke, the same architect who designed the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The circuit cost approximately US $150 million to construct, my hubby was amazed and proud when he saw this circuit he didn’t know that there is a circuit built in this country.

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  • Camels

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    When visiting the desert in the general area of the Tree of Life, you may come across a herd of camels. For a few dollars you may stop and the herdsman will allow you to hop on one and take photographs. The last time I was down there, I counted 52 camels in the herd.

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  • The Bahrain World Trade Centre

    Completed in 2008 by the international architectural firm Atkins, the 240-metre Bahrain World Trade Centre was yet another large scale project aimed at maintaining Bahrain's image as a regional business centre. Since their construction, they have become the absolute landmark symbol of Bahrain, and the inclusion of the luxurious Moda Mall below has...

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  • MUHARRAQ

    The capital of Bahrain is Manama and that is also what most tourists will see when they come to visit Bahrain. However, few are aware that they also see another city on the way from the airport to the city centre: Muharraq, located on the idland of the same name, is the island where the airport is located. If you are interested in Bahraini life...

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  • MANAMA

    Most sights in Bahrain are located in Manama and can be found on my Manama page. This includes not only the sights in central Manama or at Juffair such as Al Fateh Mosque, but also the nearby sights close to the sea such as Bahrain Fort, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Central Manama has kept some of its original flair, but also here...

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  • Off the beaten path

    There are TONS of things to do in Bahrain that are off the beaten path. The usual touristy things, like the souks and forts are nice but to really experience Bahrain you have to do it through the food and the people. During the day take a boat from Al Dar islands (it comes with a driver, life jackets, and soft drinks) and ask them to take you to...

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  • The National Museum

    The National Museum is a very well laid out and thoughful look at the history of Bahrain from the time of Dilmun up to the present day. I spent about 3 hours there going from exhibit to exhibit. It has a fascinating exhibit showing reassembled burial mounds from the A'ali burial mound complex. You get a lot more out of seeing their version than by...

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  • Pearl Monument

    Pearl Monument is one of the landmarks of Bahrain which you cannot miss. Pearl used to be the main income of Bahrain and island's wealth comes from the pearl, later followed by oil. The monument represents the 6 states in the gulf.Unfortunately, this famous landmark has been demolished during the unrest in Bahrain in March 2011.

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  • Pearl Monument

    UPDATE: In its attempts to quash the revolution, the government of Bahrain demolished the Pearl Monument on the 18th March 2011, a sculpture that had become the symbol of pro-democracy protesters. What a sad day...Driving on the northern Manama corniche, one cannot miss the elegant white Pearl Monument (Lulu in Arabic). Six sails proudly hold a...

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  • Arad Fort

    A 15th century fort, the Arad Fort is one of the more important historic monuments of Bahrain. It is located on Muharraq Island near the airport. During its history, it served as a base for various foreign occupiers of Bahrain, including the Portuguese in the 16th century and the Omanis around 1800.

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  • The Bahrain National Museum

    Since it opened its doors in 1988, this modern structure has been a showcase of 6000 years of civilisation on this tiny Arabian Gulf island. Much of the museum is dominated by the ancient Dilmun civilisation which had ties with Mesopotamia. The rest of the museum focuses on Bahrain since the arrival of Islam and until the discovery of oil. Although...

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  • Bab Al-Bahrain

    This structure is known as Bab Al Bahrain, which means the "Door" or "Gate" of Bahrain. It is a symbolic gate to the city and marks the area where Old Manama and its souk (bazaar) are situated.

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  • Beit al-Quran Museum

    A rather elegant museum, Beit al-Quran was recently built in the traditional Bahraini religious architecture to house an amazing and extremely rare collection of ancient Qurans (Islam's holy book) dating as far back as the 7th century AD. Throughout Islamic history, Qurans became a form artistic expression with beautiful calligraphy and colourful...

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  • Bahrain International circuit

    This circuit was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke, the same architect who designed the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The circuit cost approximately US $150 million to construct, my hubby was amazed and proud when he saw this circuit he didn’t know that there is a circuit built in this country.

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  • Mysterious tree

    The Tree of Life is standing alone on middle of the desert still surviving, pretty big with several low braches. It looks too old, but the leaves still fresh green... believe it or not they said it is 500 years old tree.The tree source of water remains mystery, some others believe that it gets nourishing from the underground but no one knows why...

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  • Bahrain International Circuit

    For F1 Grand Prix, Bahrain has a circuit too and it is located in the middle of the desert. The good thing is that it is very close to a water park so you always have a chance to cool down before or after the big race.

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  • Visit a pottery shop

    In Bahrain, pottery is one of the handicrafts actively done. You can find many pottery workshops around Manama and other parts of Bahrain. In these workshops, you can see how the artisans make the pottery and you can buy some as souvenirs.

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  • The Lost Paradise of Dilmun - Water Park

    In one of the hot days in Bahrain, you should enjoy the full day in LPOD Water Park. The attractions are good for the whole family, both kids and adults. You can easily fill your whole day trying different atractions and relaxing. If you have internet access, you can check diferent promotions available from the website and get some discounts....

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  • Bahrain World Trade Center

    This is another landmark building in Manama. The twin towers are impressive and the wind fans give a different feeling. For modern architecture in Bahrain, this is one of the good examples.

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  • The national pastime in Bahrain

    What is the best thing to do in hot and humid desert? Shopping in a well air-conditioned shoping mall and enjoying meals in fancy restaurants inside the same shopping mall could be a good answer. There are many shopping malls to make these wishes come true in Bahrain. Personal suggestion : this is the best thing to do during noon time.

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  • A message from mother nature

    Imagine a big green tree in the middle of a barren desert, you can see it with your own eyes if you visit Bahrain. The tree is said to be 400 to 500 years old. Its long roots probably have found some underground water source, but it is still a miracle as it is the only green living organism available in that area. Reaching there is quite...

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  • Bahrain Fort

    Bahrain Fort (Qala'at al-Bahrain) has a history dating back to 16th century. It was built by Portuguese who were using the trade routes around this region. The architecture is quite impressive, but under the hot sun you can't stay too long. After 30-45 minutes, you need to stay in the shade or enjoy the cafe close to the entrance.

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  • Gulf Air / bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Watch the First Race of 2010 SeasonRace Day on 14 Mar 2010Ticket OutletsBIC Welcome Centre, at Bahrain International CircuitTel: +973 1745 1649Seef Mall Stand at Seef Mall (Opposite Starbucks between Gate 1 & 2)There are 2 other events which take place at this circut, and the the track also have open days, check the web site for details.

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  • Bahrain Fort

    One of the more important historic buildings on the island, the Bahrain Fort (or Qala'at al-Bahrain in Arabic) is a 16th century fortress built by the Portuguese during the times when they dominated trade routes in the Indian Ocean. This fort is one of several built in Bahrain and around the Persian Gulf to protect these trade routes. It has been...

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  • Scuba Diving and PADI or TDI...

    If you want to dive in Bahrain, look us Scubamaster in Manama. The shop is co-owned by a local named Ahmed AlKhalfan. He is a great instructor, patient and a great teacher. His english is great and he has great facilities and a decent boat to get to places on. His customer service is unparalled and I did my Open Water there with him. I highly...

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  • Textiles

    Well, western women are generally not fond of abaya or other hijabs, but here , there is choice. . . the shops look nice and it is a pleasure to look at the people going shopping. You also can buy textiles by the meter. Generally Indian people are the shopkeepers. Ah, I bought a keffiah, a very practical cloth to put on you head or around your...

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  • sweet visit in chocolate shops...

    for chocolate lover......a sweet visit in chocloate shops is highly recommended...nicely arrange chocolate...-----guess what..you can purchase by grams/kilograms...have fun!!!ask for free taste..heheehehand of course take some photo ha...

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  • Egyptian smile!!!

    if you were in Bahrain ----you will see multi racial smile...apart from colorful products from Egypt ---you will feel the warmth & friendsHip of Egyptianin Bahrain....they will gladly pose for you....so a feeling of Egypt in Bahrain...

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  • appreciating water tank...

    on ur right hand side as u view the photo....its something different...as u roam around Bahrain--it will be in different size , shape and color..."their own version of water tank"

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  • souQ....

    im havin a try of stuffs in souq...colorful scarfs are here...hats, shoes,sarees, cloth material...name it ----they have it in souq---just bring your best smile when u shop...see my photo wearing different scarfs...am glad shops attendant are v friendly and they give discount too...

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  • visit in F1 race track...

    this place deserve ur time....Bahrain is a mixture of old and moDern tradition blended wellthat will definitely suit your taste....

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  • friends & silver ...

    want something to bring back home...but in budget???silver???make cartouche in silver----everybody will love it....have a fun visit in the jewelry store!!!!!attendants are v friendLy!!!!bring your best smiLe....

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  • -- mosque --

    i appreciate the architecture of mosque everywhere i go...especially here in Bahrain...picturesque....

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  • gOLd...

    visit Bahrain gOLd city & BaHrain gold souq...make your own cartouche ----name pendant written in English or heiroglypic character....im not fond of gold but this place is awesome...and friendly shop attendant in each store...dont forget to ask discount.....if ur planning to buy....a lot of designs to choose from...

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  • Bahrain Fort

    The Bahrain Fort, a 15th/16th century fort built by the Portuguese is a large fort that is reached by driving through a small village and gardens. The fort has been renovated in recent times, so has an almost modern feel to it but has many parts to explore. Surrounding the fort you can see archaeological ruins.

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  • Arad Fort

    Built between the 15 and 16th centuries, this arabic style fort is situated on Muharraq Island near the airport. For a small fee you can look at the tiny museum before entering the fort and climbing the battlements.

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