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Westin Bahrain Travel Guide

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From pearl diving in the warm, shallow waters of the Arabian Gulf, to letting loose with chic sheikhs in Juffair, Manama’s raucous entertainment district, the diminutive Kingdom of Bahrain has much to offer the intrepid traveler.
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Karbabad, Bahrain
In the 16th century, the Portuguese built this moated fortress to secure the lucrative trade routes along the northern coast of Bahrain. From the atmospheric, three-meter-tall Asyrian doorways to the evocative morning light they cast upon the...
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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...
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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...
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Bldg 112, Al Seef District, King Mohammed VI Ave, Manama, Bahrain
On weekdays only (Sunday to Thursday) The RCB Sports Club and Spa grants day guest access (BD25 for adults and BD12 for children) to the most pristine swathe of beachfront real estate in the Kingdom. In addition to the screensaver like shoreline,...
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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...
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Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain
Even if you’re not a fan of museums, this one gives pause for thought with its beautifully displayed and thoughtfully labeled dioramas depicting Bahraini life from the times of ancient Dilmun though the pearl diving period and into the present....
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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...
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Manama, Bahrain
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 ...
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Gate 255,Gulf of Bahrain Avenue,Umm Jidar 1062, Sakhir, Bahrain
For those with a predilection for The Fast and the Furious, race on over to the Bahrain International Circuit, where Vin Diesel wannabes can take their own vehicles onto the circuit’s strip as part of "Drag and Drift Nights." 4x4 dune bashing,...
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Barbar, Bahrain
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....
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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...
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Seef, Bahrain
If you like your dining ambiance Polynesian, your music Cuban, and your menu fusion international, Trader Vic’s is your kind of watering hole. The chili hammour (grouper) and New Zealand wines are highly recommended.
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Kempinski Grand and Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, Al Seef, Manama, Bahrain
Elegant Arabic dining is what you’ll be served at Baharat. Expect a warm staff, subdued lighting and a spicy themed ambience (Baharat means ‘spices’ in Arabic) with pan-Arabian delicacies such as mezze, shish taouk and fattoush. Friday brunch...
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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...
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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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Manama Souq, Manama 304, Bahrain
As Bahraini and as authentic as it gets, Haji Gatwa, situated next to the Bab Al Bahrain, doesn’t even have a menu—just order your local faves depending on the time of day. Go for the ghoozi—grilled lamb stuffed with rice, boiled eggs, onions, and...
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Osama Bin Zaid Ave, Manama, Bahrain
When the kids have had enough of their foodie parents’ culinary affectations and "adventures in eating," Fuddruckers’s build-your-own-burger bar will satisfy that craving for the familiar. Conveniently situated next to a bowling alley and...
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Wadi Al Ahd Avenuepo Box 5878, Manama 609, Bahrain
Hunter’s Lodge is the stuff of sailor lore, an oasis among sheikhdoms where Filipino barmaids serve up Coors in cans to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, heavy metal music blaring in the background. With the insignia, pictures, and mementos of R&Rs...
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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...
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Daih, Bahrain
If you've ever wanted to eat your teacup, Willy Wonka style, Chai Café serves a milky and deliciously edible cup of karak, so you can do just that! If karak isn’t your cup of tea (pun intended), there are green, saffron, and Moroccan chais to...
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City Centre Mall, 2758 Road 4650, المنامة، Bahrain
For contemporary Northwest Indian cuisine in trendy wine bar–style décor (think brown hues with splashes of Bollywood orange), Asha’s serves up some of the tastiest tikka and biryani this side of the Ganges. Be sure to sample one of the four lassi...
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Al Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
For an ultra luxurious night lounging in black, purple and silver velvet interiors, slink inside the Bizarre Lounge. The ‘bizarre’ translates here into hip clientele, decadent cocktails and resident DJ Mysterioo pumping out high-octane sets....
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2nd floor، Manama, Bahrain
While watching the latest Hollywood or Bollywood blockbuster in ear-splitting Dolby surround sound might not seem like an inter-cultural experience, it is in Bahrain. From a reasonably priced concession stand to unlimited mobile phone usage during...
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Wahoo! Waterpark is the Arabian Peninsula’s first indoor-outdoor, temperature-controlled water park. With its sub-tropical theme that includes a wave pool, lazy river, and thrill rides such as the Mat Racer, Sidewinder, Flow Rider, and Black Hole,...
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Manama, Bahrain
For snazzy cocktails in an elegant dark-wood-and-stainless-steel interior, the Mezzanine Lounge provides big screen Wi-Fi entertainment escapism in private pods. Happy hour is 6–8 p.m.
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Road No 4650 Bahrain City Centre, Manama, Bahrain
Nayomi is to the Arab world what Victoria’s Secret is to the West – an iconic brand of feminine beauty and mystique selling sensual lingerie. Peeking under the veil at Nayomi, you’ll find everything from the demure to the daring. Bahrain City...
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A journey through the sands of Arabia wouldn’t be complete without bringing home the essence of its eternal beauty—perfume. With over 300 alluring and mysteriously complex fragrances to choose from—and bespoke elixirs mixed upon request—every whim...
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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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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...
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Road 2407 Building 491 Block 322 Road 2407 Manama Bahrain Manama BH 322 322 Manama BAHRAIN BH Manama BH, Manama 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...
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Saar, Bahrain
Some 4,000 years ago, before the rise of either the Persian or Ottoman empires, a Bronze Age settlement of Mesopotamian traders who dealt in Bahraini pearls, Omani copper, and Arabian dates rose up from the arid coastal plains just 10 kilometers...
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sakir، الزلاق، Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain was not only the first country in the Gulf to discover oil but also the first to establish a flora and fauna preserve. For over 30 years Al Areen has been a safe haven for the Arabian Peninsula’s most endangered species,...
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Al Janabiyah, Bahrain
A trip to the Middle East just wouldn’t be complete without snapping a selfie with a camel. At Janabiyah Camel Farm (the last exit before Saudi Arabia off King Fahad Causeway) you’ll find dromedaries at all stages of life, including adorably...
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Seef Mall, Rd No 2819, Seef, Bahrain
The aroma of Aroma is sheesha. For the uninitiated, sheesha (or hookah as it’s sometimes called) is tobacco flavored with fruity molasses and smoked in Alice in Wonderland style water pipes. If you’ve ever fancied smoking bubble gum, cappuccinos...
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Bld#404, Road#382, Block#338, Adliya Manama BH 338، Manama, Bahrain
If you’re craving a proper pint and gourmet pub food, look no further than the Palace Boutique Hotel’s Polo Gastropub, which feels like an American speakeasy and an English pub had a baby. The fish and chips are as crispy and delightful as in...
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Magic Planet is like the Chuck E. Cheese's of Bahrain, with the latest arcade games, billiards, 12 lanes of bowling, indoor amusement park thrill rides, a driving simulator, and even a 4-D cinema. (Just don't expect animatronics of giant rodents.)...
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building 879, road 2414, block 324 Al Fateh، Manama, Bahrain
If legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett had ever made his way to the Kingdom of Bahrain, this Tennessee celebrity would have surely made his way to his namesake watering hole where he’d find a full bar, a fun cover band and a fastidious wait...
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Road 2423, Block 324, Bldg 1373 Juffair، Manama, Bahrain
If you like your discos with face control at the door and a ‘dress to impress’ code in full effect, Klub 360 is the spot for a Hip-hop and R&B get down. Elite Crystal Hotel, Juffair. Open till 2am but nearby Food Street is open 24 hours a day for...
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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...
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Diplomatic Area, Manama, Bahrain
For fashionistas looking to turn heads with every outfit, a trip to Bahraini designer Khaleda Rajab’s boutique in the Diplomatic Area is an absolute must. Classics such as cocktail dresses, evening gowns, and jalabiyas have been given a Bahraini...
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Al Ghelaan Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
After spending an afternoon baking under the Arabian sun on Dubai’s Kite Beach, nothing quite satisfies an appetite like a Wagyu beef slider served up seaside. Salt started out as a roving food truck and fans had to check its...
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If you think a trip to the Middle East would not be complete without a spy or kidnapping story to take back to the fam, Dubai’s Challenge Chamber in Sunset Mall facilitates these types of live action role playing fantasies for a measly 75 Dirhams...