Collected by Collette Kubota
Government Ave, Manama, Bahrain
Just behind the Bab Al Bahrain (The Gateway to Bahrain), amongst the Bangladeshi barbershops and Thai massage parlors, lies a labyrinth mishmash of perfume vendors, spice traders, and hubbly-bubbly hawkers touting their wares to locals and...
Marble from Italy, glass from Austria, and teak from India have all been beautifully crafted together by local artisans into Al Fatih Mosque, the largest place of worship in Bahrain, capable of holding 7,000 of the faithful. Unlike most, this ...
Off the Musakar Highway, between Riffa and Awali, near Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain, Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain
According to the Epic of Gilgamesh (a Babylonian creation myth) and some interpretations of the Old Testament, the mythical Garden of Eden - of Tree of Life fame - might have actually been in southern Bahrain. Local tour operators cite a sprawling...
Block 338, Manama, Bahrain
When the scorching heat of the Arabian sun finally mellows out in the winter months (Oct–Apr), al fresco fare in Block 338, Bahrain’s bohemian dining district, is de rigueur. Liou’s is perfect for a ladies' luncheonette and art aficionados will go...
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If being on a desert island in the Persian Gulf means jet skiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, diving, and snorkeling, Coral Bay is water sport HQ. With its warm water, white sand, and a cosmopolitan mix of clientele, it’s also a hot spot for...
Rd No 2819, Seef, Bahrain
If a traditional Arabic souq is just a little too atmospheric for you, try an updated, air-conditioned version under a glass ceiling at A’ali Mall. From heavily spiked fortress doors to keyhole archways, cantilevered lamp posts, and wooden carts...