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Doha Express City Tour
"Discover The Pearl an extraordinary artificial island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury. Explore then Katara the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater an opera art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures. Next stop is The Equestrian Club or “Royal Stable” which gives home to the royal race horses and international priceless spring horses. Continue with The Museum of Islamic Arts the iconic museum including pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Art. Conclude at Souk Waqif the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old-character
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Doha Express City Tour
"Discover The Pearl an extraordinary artificial island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury. Explore then Katara the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater an opera art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures. Next stop is The Equestrian Club or “Royal Stable” which gives home to the royal race horses and international priceless spring horses. Continue with The Museum of Islamic Arts the iconic museum including pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Art. Conclude at Souk Waqif the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old-character
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Private Souk Waqif or Al Wakra Souk Shopping Tour in Doha
"Enjoy a visit to the Souq's of Doha. Be picked up from your hotel and taken on an unforgettable shopping tour.A visit to one of the falcon shops is a unique experience – some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while exp particularly on festive occasions and opportunities to photograph donkeys with traditional patterned saddles. Enjoy your day or evening at the Souq before returning to your hotel.""""Souq Waqif is a showpiece of traditional architecture handicrafts and folk art and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouin. The only traditional souq to remain in the Gulf
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a dark Heron

I have seen grey herons in many parts of the world, but this was my very first dark heron. I am not sure about the valid scientific name for this bird that I was able to watch for some time in the backyard of the National Museum of Bahrain in Manama.
Such birds need shallow waters for the daily food and obviously there are lots of such places around Manama.

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globetrott
Mar 01, 2016

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 Entertainment Centre, 10 food outlets at the Food Court, Dine in restaurant, Coffee Shops and a lot more.

Entrance Fees:0.500 Fils

Timing:
Summer Timings: 1st June to 30th September : 4:00 pm - 12 midnight (Sunday to Wednesday) / Weekends Indoor Area will open at 10:00 am / 8:00 am to 11:00am and 1:00 pm to 1:00 am (Friday) / Winter Timings : 4 pm to 12 midnight everyday

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eFahad
Sep 19, 2008

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 go over the mountain, so you had to go around it. It's hot, sunny and getting a bit dusty. Then in the distance you see something unfamiliar. Your eyes are watery as they try and cope with the bright sun light and the looking in the distance. Then you see that shadow again. It's a very strange object, so you decide to go closer. You can't believe your eyes. It's a flourishing tree with Shade! A great deal cooler than being under the sun, with a little breeze underneath and some moisture from the tree.

That is what this tree is. It's a mystery how it is where it is.

The area even today gives you the opportunity to go away from the growing city of Manama and other towns. This place is a great re-treat especially as the weather gets cooler.

It would make a great picnic site.

Oh by the way, they gave this tree a name, The Tree of Life.

katcoota
Nov 13, 2005

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.

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jglenn
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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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 station. Park there and walk towards the farm area.

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Sep 07, 2002

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...
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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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