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Bahrain Island Guide
An important thing that you must know about Bahrain and especially about the island that bears the same name, it is a fairly small place. In fact, Bahrain is considered the smallest of the Persian Gulf countries and its largest island, Bahrain, is barely 55 km long and 18 km wide.
Therefore, you will have no problem visiting all the places 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 hot and humid, cold dry winters, best seasons to visit this moving country are obviously the spring and fallHowever, the sun shines all year round and Bahrain always offers us an itinerary worthy of our vacations.
Combine the cultural, knowing the ancient and traditional aspect; enjoy the majesty of the desert, its inhabitants and their customs and enjoy an infrastructure of excellence since everything that is offered to tourists is perfect, even for the tightest budgets.
Discover the best hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, inns and vacation rentals in Bahrain
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What are you going to find in this article?
- 1 I'm leaving for Bahrain in 2023
- 1.1 Search and find your stay according to the type of accommodation you need!
- 1.2 Accommodations we love in Bahrain
- 1.3 Bahrain Island Guide
- 1.4 Weather in Bahrain
- 1.5 Discover the best hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, inns and vacation 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 carriers operate to and from Bahrain, even low-cost carriers, so flying to this beautiful and thriving kingdom is easy. The 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, paths and streets are in very good condition and the signage banners are written in Arabic and English, and public transport, although it exists, has a different logic than what we are used to.
The capital of Bahrain: Manama
Manama is the capital of the island nation of Bahrain, and happens to be the most important financial center with a thriving economy. A surplus of money has decorated the skyline with spiers of glass and steel, and plans for the tallest tower in the world. Although Bahrain is an Islamic country, alcohol is legal, and Manama has a thriving nightlife, with clubs and entertainment areas.
The 7 best places to visit in Bahrain
1 Al Fateh Grand MosqueIt is an impressive mosque which is located in Bahrain and is currently considered to be One of the biggest mosques worldwide. It was built in the year 1988; it is made of marble, glass, as well as teak wood. However, one of the most attractive things about the mosque is the dome that is made of fiberglass and at night it looks impressive from any perspective.
2. Bahrain National Museum
The Bahrain National Museum, is another of the best places to visit. It is one of the most attractive buildings in Bahrain, opened to the public in 1988 and where you can see a beautiful patio that offers impressive 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 in this museum, one stands out large collection of archaeological material, such as military artifacts and ceramic pieces, there are also galleries, a cafeteria and shops to buy souvenirs, so typical in tourist places.
3 Jebel Al Dukhan
It is a mountain, which is also known by the name of the mountain of smoke. It is considered the highest mountain in Bahrain, as it has a height of 143 meters. Therefore, this is the highest place in the country, and of course one of the most attractive places, particularly for lovers of outdoor activities, hiking or excursions.
In this mountain there are a good number of caves in the southern part, which is why it is also known as one of the best places to camp overnight.
4. Villa Mamás Restaurant
Villa Mamás restaurant is a gourmets delight. It's one of the most famous restaurants in Bahrain, led by 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 world renowned. The architect's extensive experience in international projects, especially in Arab countries, and his knowledge of the culture of Bahrain have made him the perfect candidate to collaborate with Roaya Saleh and design a single space in which the visitor can enjoy the flavors, culture and some other good gastronomic shopping.
5 At Areen Wildlife Park
If you are travel in Bahrain with the family, this place has to be a must see. It's about a wildlife park, which is located 40 minutes from downtown Manama. It is a lush green park that has a large amount of fauna and flora, including more than 500 species of animals, 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 wildlife and nature, here they will have an incredible time.
6. Tree of Life
El Árbol de la Vida It is located 2 kilometers from Jebel, it is one of the most famous places in Bahrain since this tree has a 500 years old and it is also located at the top of a sandy hill.
The tree has a height of approximately 7.62 meters and what is most striking, and the reason why it is known as the Tree of Life, is that it is located 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 another of the best places to visit in Bahrain.
The best beaches on the island of Bahrain
Unfortunately, the best beaches in 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 coast of Zallaq lends itself to fishing and Al-Jazair beach for water sports. The Emir beach is only open on Fridays (not working days 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 It is shown in action, it is a pleasure to see the finished pieces but also the artisans in full labor and a place that will surely make us use and abuse our camera, all the technique used is so old that we will not be able to believe that a few kilometers roars the XNUMXst century in all its splendor. In this town there is also the largest prehistoric cemetery in the world, one of the burial mounds of this cemetery is preserved (from time and from the vandals) in the National Museum, in Manama.
Riffa, 10 km south of A'Ali and 25 km from Manama, will surprise us with its fort built in 1812; imposing watches from a hill and offers from its interior a magnificent view of the Hunanaiya Valley, all hours of the day are ideal to see this fort, during the day with the sunlight and the celestial sky as a frame, at night with the artificial lighting that makes your figure grow framed by the stars.
We will also see in this city the famous Riffa Clock Tower, the beautiful homes of many members of the kingdom's nobility, a golf course stolen from the desert and not far away, between Riffa and Awali, the more than 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, is a beautiful port where we can see the famous boats "dhows" (wooden boats, very old style and classic from the Arabian Gulf countries) who go out every afternoon to fish during the night.
Karbabad It is also famous for its wicker and basketwork crafts of all kinds, here the famous circular rugs 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 of more than 4.000 years. This place is an artificial hill and apparently it was the capital of the Dilmun civilization, later other peoples 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 XNUMXth century. It is an imposing building, on the coast, with a formidable architecture.
Not far from the Fort is the Temple of Barbar, It is believed that it dates from the year 3.000 BC and served to honor the god Enki, the sacrificial altars and walls built with huge stones can be seen. (Open from Saturday to Thursday. Free admission).