Bahrain is a small Island nation tucked away in the Persian gulf sharing its borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It is known for its petroleum reserves,offshore banking and tourism. Despite being a Muslim nation,it doesn't impose strict Islamic laws like its neighbours thus , paving way for a relaxed atmosphere which draws a large number of tourists. Bahrain's biggest yearly event - Bahrain Grand PrixÊF1 race is held in the month of April each year.
Bahrain is a very small country in terms of area and the major areas include Manama ( the capital city ) , Muharraq ( known for the souk ) , Isa town (traditional market place) Hamad town , Amwaj Islands , Riffah and Hawar Islands which is a popular destination for bird watchers. Bahrain is famous for its forts , museums , man made islands and pearl diving .
February to April and October to December is the best time to visit Bahrain
The sky is clear and the climate is slightly sunny.
Liberal culture. Friendly locals. Man made island. Cheap cinema tickets. Lots of dining options.
Extremely hot climate and sandstorms in summer . Traffic . Exorbitant taxi fares.
History , art and architecture lovers. Water sports enthusiasts. Keen shoppers.
Exchange centres are found in city malls , markets and airports. Bahrain Financing company provides better exchange rates. Before you leave the country , convert all dinars into your local currency because it might be difficult to exchange as it is not a commonly used currency.
The Island of Pearls: A smart choice for a quick stop vacation. Rich in Arabic culture, Bahrain has a variety of cultural hubs varying from the Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain National Museum, Qal'at al-Bahrain for the culture junkies. My favorite attraction during my trip to Bahrain was Wahoo- An Indoor Water Theme Park, the first of its kind in the Middle East. Also, the country's shopping destinations ranging from- The Bahrain City Centre, The Avenues, provides the comfort of luxury shopping while The Manama Souq & Malatya Pazari provides an exotic shopping experience. Tips: Try to avail the services of Bahrain Bus to make your trip pocket friendly
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