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Guide to the Island of Bahrain
An important thing that you should know about Bahrain and especially on the island that bears the same name, it is a rather small place. In fact, Bahrain is considered to be the smallest of the Persian Gulf countries and its largest island, Bahrain, barely has 55 km long and 18 km wide.
Therefore you will not have problem to visit all the sites of interest, even if you are not going to stay long on the island.
Weather in Bahrain
The Summers, as it corresponds, they are extremely warm and humid, dry and cold winters, The best seasons to visit this touching country are, evidently, the spring and autumnHowever, the sun shines all year long and Bahrain always offers us a worthy itinerary of our holidays.
Combine the cultural, knowing the ancient and traditional aspect; enjoy the majesty of the desert, its inhabitants and customs and enjoy an infrastructure of excellence since everything that is offered to tourists is perfect, even for the most tight budgets.
Discover the best hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, inns and holiday rentals in Bahrain
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What are you going to find in this article?
- 1 I'm leaving for Bahrain in 2020
- 1.1 Search and find your stay according to the type of accommodation you need!
- 1.2 Accommodations we love in Bahrain
- 1.3 Guide to the Island of Bahrain
- 1.4 Weather in Bahrain
- 1.5 Discover the best hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, inns and holiday rentals in Bahrain
- 1.6 How to get to the island of Bahrain
- 1.7 How to move around the island of Bahrain
- 1.8 The capital of Bahrain: Manama
- 1.9 The 7 best places to visit in Bahrain
- 1.10 The best beaches on the island of Bahrain
- 1.11 Visiting the surroundings of the capital of Bahrain, Manama
How to get to the island of Bahrain
All the companies operate from and to Bahrain, even the low cost companies therefore, the flight to this beautiful and thriving kingdom does not offer difficulties. He International airport is located at 7 Km. from the capital, taxis bring us to the center, you can rent cars and many hotels provide transport service to and from the airport.
How to move around the island of Bahrain
The most comfortable way to tour this island It is by car since the roads, roads and streets are in very good condition and the signage signs are written in Arabic and English, and public transport, although it exists, has a logic different from the one we are used to.
The capital of Bahrain: Manama
Manama is the capital of the island nation of Bahrain, and it happens to be the most important financial center with a prosperous economy. A surplus of money has decorated the horizon with glass and steel needles, and plans for the highest tower in the world. Although Bahrain is an Islamic country, alcohol is legal, and Manama has a thriving nightlife, with clubs and leisure areas.
The 7 best places to visit in Bahrain
1 Al Fateh Grand Mosque
It is an impressive mosque which is in Bahrain and which is currently considered as One of the biggest mosques worldwide. It was built in the year of 1988; It is made of marble, glass, plus teak wood. However, one of the most attractive things about the mosque is the dome that is made of fiberglass and that at night looks impressive from any perspective.
2 Bahrain National Museum
The National Museum of Bahrain, is another of the best places to visit. It is one of the most attractive buildings in Bahrain, open to the public in 1988 and where you can get to know a beautiful patio that offers stunning views of the seashore.
This is the first museum in Bahrain, and its collections span more than 6.000 years of history. Among the thousands of objects that are held in this museum, one stands out large collection of archaeological material, as military artifacts and ceramic pieces, in addition there are also galleries, a cafeteria and so typical in tourist places to buy souvenirs.
3 Jebel Al Dukhan
It is a mountain, which is also known by the name of mountain of smoke. It is considered the highest mountain in Bahrain, since it has a height of 143 meters. Therefore, this is the highest place in the country, and of course one of the most attractive sites, particularly for lovers of outdoor activities, hiking or excursions.
In this mountain there is a good amount of caves in the southern part, so it is also known as one of the best places to camp during the night.
4 Villa Mamás Restaurant
Villa Mamás restaurant is a delight for gourmets. It's one of the Bahrain's most famous restaurants, directed by the world-renowned chef Roaya Saleh. It is the best place to enjoy the most exquisite cuisine in the country, while enjoying the atmosphere of this special place.
Soon this restaurant will receive an extension - the Mama's Gourmet space - the work of Alberto Sanjurjo Álvarez, the Spanish architect recognized worldwide. The architect's extensive experience in international projects, especially in Arab countries, and his knowledge of Bahrain's culture have made him the perfect candidate to collaborate with Roaya Saleh and design a unique space in which the visitor can enjoy the flavors, culture and the occasional good gastronomic purchase.
5 At Areen Wildlife Park
If you are trip in Bahrain with the family, this place has to be a must see. It's about a wildlife park, which is located at 40 minutes from the center of Manama. It is a lush green park that has a lot of fauna and flora, including more than 500 animal species, as well as 10.000 plants.
This park in Bahrain has two areas, one of which is open to the public, while the other is a nature reserve. If your family likes wild life and nature, it will be amazing here.
6 Tree of Life
The Tree of Life It is located at 2 kilometers from Jebel, it is one of the most famous places in Bahrain since this tree has a 500 years old and also is located on top of a hill of sand.
The tree has a height of approximately 7.62 meters and what catches the most attention, and the reason why it is known as the Tree of Life, is that it is in the middle of the desert, without access to any source of water, therefore, many wonder what it is that has kept him alive for so long.
Of course it is one of the most visited places in Bahrain, since it is estimated that approximately 50.000 people visit them every year.
7 Al Khamis Mosque
It is a beautiful mosque discovered in the seventh century, which stands out for having two minarets that are placed in the front corners. The mosque was built using limestone slabs, as well as wood and stone. The mosque has a length of 113 meters and of course it is also one of the best places to know in Bahrain.
The best beaches on the island of Bahrain
Unfortunately, the The best beaches of the archipelago are private including the beaches of the artificial islands. The most popular beaches are in the Hawar Islands and are of incomparable beauty, the Zallaq coast lends itself to fishing and the beach of Al-Jazair for water sports. The beach of the Emir, only opens on Fridays (not working in this region) and the beaches of the island of Sitra are combined with spectacular gardens.
Visiting the surroundings of the capital of Bahrain, Manama
The village of A'ali
Located at 15 Km. South of the capital, the more traditional and ancient pottery is shown in action, it is a pleasure to see the finished pieces but also to the craftsmen in full labor and a place that will surely make us use and abuse of our camera, all the technique used is so old that we can not believe that a few kilometers roars the 21st century in all its splendor. In this town is also the largest prehistoric cemetery in the world, one of the burial mounds of this cemetery is preserved (of time and vandals) in the National Museum, in Manama.
Riffa, at 10 Km. South of A'Ali and 25 Km. From Manama, will surprise us with its fort built in the year 1812; imposing watch from a hill and offers from its interior a magnificent view of the valley of Hunanaiya, all the hours of the day are ideal to see this fort, during the day with the light of the sun and the celestial sky like frame, during the night with the artificial lighting that grows its figure framed by the stars.
We will also see in this city the famous Riffa Clock Tower, the beautiful homes of many members of the nobility of the kingdom, a golf course stolen from the desert and not far away, between Riffa and Awali, the most famous “Tree of the Life ”of Bahrain, a miracle of nature.
Sitra, on the east coast, southeast of Manama, just 15 km from Riffa or 12 km from the capital, it is a beautiful port where we can see the famous “dhows” (wooden boats, very old style and classic from the Arabian Gulf countries) that go out every evening to fish overnight.
Karbabad It is also famous for its crafts in wicker and basketry of all kinds, here the famous circular carpets are woven in palm leaves dyed in all colors in a natural way.
In the vicinity of the city of Karbabad is the place known as Qalâat Al Bahrain, an archaeological site over 4.000 years. This place is an artificial hill and apparently it was the capital of the Dilmun civilization, later other villages settled, the place is part of the sites recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.
There is also the famous Bahrain Fort, built during the occupation of the island by the Portuguese during the sixteenth century. It is an imposing building, on the coast, of a formidable architecture.
Not far from the Fort is the Temple of Barbar, it is believed that dates from the year 3.000 BC and served to honor the god Enki, you can see the sacrificial altars and walls built with huge stones. (Open from Saturday to Thursday, free admission).