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Full Day Private Tour: Pearl of Bahrain
"Be picked up from your hotel lobby by your English speaking guide at 09.00am. Visit Al Fateh Grand Mosque. This is the first mosque in the region to open to tourists and is the largest mosque on the island which can accommodate 7000 worshippers. With its exquisite Bahraini architecture crowned by the world’s largest fiberglass dome and blessed with tranquillity reserved for the holiest of holy places it is important to dress modestly and remove footwear before entering. Women should cover their head. On to visit Bahrain National Museum. This houses a wonderful collection of exhibits from contemporary Bahraini paintings sculptures and ceramics
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Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain
"Be picked up from your hotel lobby by your English speaking guide at 09.00am. The first stop is at Al Fateh Grand Mosque. This is the first mosque in the region to open to tourists and is the largest mosque on the island which can accommodate 7000 worshippers. With its exquisite Bahraini architecture crowned by the world’s largest fiberglass dome and blessed with tranquillity reserved for the holiest of holy places it is important to dress modestly and remove footwear before entering. Women should cover their head.The second stop is the Bahrain National Museum. This houses a wonderful collection of exhibits from contemporary Bahraini paintings sculptures and ceramics
From $420.00
 
Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain
"Be picked up from your hotel lobby by your English speaking guide at 09.00am. The first stop is at Al Fateh Grand Mosque. This is the first mosque in the region to open to tourists and is the largest mosque on the island which can accommodate 7000 worshippers. With its exquisite Bahraini architecture crowned by the world’s largest fiberglass dome and blessed with tranquillity reserved for the holiest of holy places it is important to dress modestly and remove footwear before entering. Women should cover their head.The second stop is the Bahrain National Museum. This houses a wonderful collection of exhibits from contemporary Bahraini paintings sculptures and ceramics
From $420.00

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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 with four white letters, you'll find one by the pearl roundabout.

Gulf Cellar: pearl roundabout & gulf hotel.

African & Eastern: next to al jazira supermarket in adliya and next to the holiday inn hotel.

Booze shops open from 10:00-21:00 on Saturdays to Thursdays. They're shut all day Fridays.

If you arrive by air there's a really good duty-free shop at arrivals in the airport. You have to pass it after you've cleared passport control. You're allowed to bring in one bottle of spirits and six beers.

googoosh
Sep 07, 2002

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 and Lebanon. Everything is sold by the quarter, half or kilo. The best bit? One of the staff wanders around with you and tells you what it is you're eating. You're more than welcome to try everything before you buy.

How to get There: Laurie's is the Guest Palace end of Exhibition road, on your right hand side.

googoosh
Sep 07, 2002

.. 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 it is consist of rise, meet cooked in a nice way with vegetables)it was enough for those who attended the cooking. they sell lots of their local products that are cheep and valuable souvenirs.

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Corniche

Although it only has a pedestrian walkway for part of the way, it is quite interesting to walk along the corniche. You will pass a beautifully tiled (possibly Iranian) mosque, the heritage area, the...
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