A country housing mesmerising ancient history, rich culture, and breath-taking architecture, Bahrain, is the only island nation in the Middle East which makes it quite exotic as a travel destination.
The past and the present thrive parallelly in this nation. Bahrain is a land of ancient forts casting romantic silhouettes in the twilight. But that’s not all you will find here, Bahrain is home to some of the most luxurious five-star hotels, pristine sandy beaches and extensive shopping complexes. Besides, Bahrain International Circuit is famous for its Formula 1 race and gastronomic experiences as well.
What to do when in Bahrain?
Visit natural wonders
You can discover Bahrain’s legacy, by undertaking a pearl diving experience. Bahrain is one of the premier locations for natural pearls. Take a dip in the blue seas to find your own Bahraini pearl and as you search for oysters and explore vibrant coral reefs, you could meet a variety of sea life.
The remarkable natural wonder, called ‘Tree Of Life’, is a tree that is over 400 years old, in the Sakhir desert and stands alone on top of a 25-foot hill. With no source of water, in the heart of the desert, the tree is 32 feet tall and growing despite the high temperatures and arid climate. The tree is a local attraction, visited by approximately 50,000 tourists every year.
Go for an experiential trip
At Gravity, the first indoor skydiving facility in Bahrain with the tallest wind tunnel in the world, you can experience “free fall”. Kids and adults both are welcome to experience this thrill.
Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is a must-visit automobile venue located in the desert region of Sakhir. It also holds events such as drag racing, the GP2 Series and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix, BIC. You must visit the circuit If you are in Bahrain with your kids.
Witness UNESCO world heritage sites
The history buffs cannot miss the 3 sites recognised as UNESCO world heritage sites in Bahrain that include the Pearling Path, Qal’at-al-Bahrain, and the Dilmun Burial Mounds. The destination is rich in Arabic culture, which is reflected through its architecture, mosques and souqs. Moreover, you can experience their rich heritage and culture like the Arad Fort, Bahrain Fort, Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort and the Al Fateh Mosque.Shop till you drop
With iconic shopping malls and traditional marketplaces, Bahrain offers a range of options to shopaholics. If you are interested in buying gold, Souq Al Manama is the place you want to visit. Some of the shopping must-visits are Moda Mall, The Avenues, Gold Souq, City Centre Bahrain, Dragon City, Capital Mall, Seef Mall, etc.
Satiate your tastebuds
A vacation bereft of local delicacies is incomplete. To complete your journey, dig into traditional Bahraini cuisine, fine dining, or burger places. One place you definitely want to visit is Block 338 to get the authentic flavour of Bahrain’s diverse food scene. Here, you can discover a wealth of rooftop restaurants, cafes, shops and al fresco dining. So pack your bags and make new memories in Bahrain on your next vacation.