Bahrain for Couples
Collected by Jake Green
Bahrain means "two seas" in Arabic; visitors to the relatively liberal and cosmopolitan Manama can go dolphin-watching, scuba diving, and even pearl diving. The National Museum is stunning, and a must-visit before seeing the ancient burial mounds of A’ali.
Seef Mall, Rd No 2819, Seef, Bahrain
Fans of quirky fashion with an ethnic edge will go head over high heels over cute little Yazi in the Seef Mall. Yasmin Salahuddin, a Bahraini designer and the mastermind behind Yazi, crafts handmade accessories, handbags and clutches with...
Block 309, Road 330, Shop 344, المنامة، Bahrain
In Arabic, Bahrain means "two seas"—the first being the Persian Gulf and the second the sweetwater springs bubbling up from under the 400 square kilometers of oyster beds surrounding the island. Such a unique biosphere of fresh and salt water has...
For a glimpse at pre-Islamic Bahrain, when Enki, the god of wisdom and the sweet water from under the sea, was worshipped, take the 15-minute drive from Manama to the Barbar Temple complex, which dates back to the second and third millennia B.C.E....
Road 2407 Building 491 Block 322 Road 2407 Manama Bahrain Manama BH 322 322 Manama BAHRAIN BH Manama BH, المنامة 322, Bahrain
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...
Mazarea Hwy, Al Jasra, Bahrain
Made of coral stone and palm tree trunks, Al Jasra House has been standing since 1917 and was the birthplace in 1933 of the former emir (king), Sheikh Isa bin Sulman Al Khalifa. It offers a fascinating glimpse into a not-so-distant past when wind...
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...
Bldg 112, Al Seef District, King Mohammed VI Ave, Manama, Bahrain
For a little high-end romance, try Plums—a sophisticated art deco–style steak house serving up classic dishes with a touch of playful sauciness (try the adobo with roast almond on your porterhouse). Top quality steaks, fresh seafood, and all other...
Building Nr 52, Road 38, Block 428, Seef Area، Jidhafs, Bahrain
For a taste of the Far East in the Middle East, titillate your palate with the exotic at Bushido—the trendiest restaurant and bar at which to see and be seen in Manama. From samurai coats of armor under glass at the entrance, to the red glow of...
Rd No 1315, Riffa, Bahrain
Karak is black tea sweetened with evaporated milk and sugar and spiced with cardamom, the Arabic Gulf version of Indian chai masala. 977 Karak, a hole-in-the-wall tea shop in Muharraq, has been serving it up just the way the Bahrainis like it...
Government Ave, Manama, Bahrain
Ali Baba and his 40 thieves would have thought they’d gone straight to paradise if they'd stepped into this mall dedicated to that most precious of metals—gold. As a local bride’s dowry is still paid out in gold jewelry, this souq plays an...
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