Thursday, 17 November 2016

Out & About in Bahrain

#BAHRAIN is comprised of more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, its modern capital Manama has a thriving bazaar, Bab al-Bahrain offering wares ranging from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls. With only two seasons Bahrain is an ideal destination all year round depending on how hot you like it! With a hot summer (April-October) where temperatures average 40C but can reach 48C and a mild winter at more acceptable levels of between 10C-20C.

Bahrain has much to offer the tourist from cultural heritage, wildlife, museums, art galleries and boutiques not to forget a trip to the Bahrain International Circuit for motorsport enthusiasts. Some of its most visited tourist destinations. . .

Qalat al Bahrain site and museum - Bahrain Fort site that is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Block 338
- pedestrian quarter full of international restaurants, art galleries and small boutiques.

Bab al Bahrain - Bab al Bahrain was builtin 1949 and housed the government offices at the time.

Bahrain National Museum
- One of the first museums in the Gulf, the Bahrain National Museum opened in 1988 and the site itself is on the edge of the sea.

Old Houses of Muharraq - Muharraq is the former capital of Bahrain and is known for its cultural splendour and traditional Bahraini houses.

Suq al Qaisariya - One of the oldest sections of the Muharraq Suq this offers a shopping experience to rival all others.

Dar Islands - The beach resort of Al Dar Island offers regular pearl dives and cruises to Jarada Island. For wildlife enthusiasts a trip to the Hawar Islands are a must.

Bahrain International Circuit

Bait al Quran
- a spectacular Arabic script engraved building, this museum showcases a significant collection of Quranic manuscripts and scriptures dating back to the 7th century.

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Picture Credit: By Joel from Manama, Bahrain - Bahrain Fort, CC BY 2.0,

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