What to Do around The Westin Bahrain City Centre
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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.
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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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Block 309, Road 330, Shop 344, Manama, 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....
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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...
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...
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...
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....
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 ...
Dana Mall, Avenue 28, Manama 30606, Bahrain
The recently revamped Dana Cinema boasts 21 screens that show the latest releases. With 2,200 seats and nearly 6,000 square feet of luxury viewing space, the expanded theater offers plenty of room to kick back and take in a new film. You can even...