Top 10 Destinations to Check Out in Bahrain

17 March, 2021

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a charming country in the Persian Gulf counting a population of roughly 1.7 million people. Measuring only 780 square kilometers (300 square miles), Bahrain is the third smallest country in Asia. Geographically, it is an insular nation covering the main island and an archipelago made of dozens of beautiful small islands. Travelling to Bahrain is easy thanks to the efficient transportation; the largest airline of Bahrain is the state-owned Gulf Air, here you can ​ check Gulf Air flight schedule. Let’s see the top 10 most popular destinations to check out and places to visit in Bahrain:

1. Bahrain National Museum

Located in the capital Manama, the museum was built in the late 1980s and the exhibition spaces are divided over an area of about​ 28,000 square meters. All over the museum, captions are presented in both English and Arabic. Visitors can have an overview of the local culture and commercial traffic between Mesopotamia and the East.


2. A’ali necropolis

The necropolis is located near Manama and comprises 170,000 tombs and burial mounds, the biggest ones reaching 15 meters in height. Thanks to this site, archaeologists have been able to discover about the exchange trades that the Bronze Age civilization of Dilmun dealt with other peoples on the Persian Gulf.

3. Al Fateh Grand Mosque

This towering building is one of the largest mosques in the world and can hold up to 7000 people. It is one of the main tourist destinations in the city of Manama.

Al Fateh Grand Mosque - Bahrain


4. The Qal’at al-Bahrain Fort

Also known as the Bahrain Fort or the Portuguese Fort, Qal’at al-Bahrain is a suggestive 16th century fortress built in Manama by the Portuguese that is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


5. Janabiya Royal Camel Farm

The royal family of Bahrain owns a camel farm in Manama that can be visited. On the farm you can take pictures and feed the camels and their calves.

6. Bahrain World Trade Center​     

Located in the very center of Manama, this immense skyscraper is the symbol of modernity and sustainability in Bahrain. This 50-floor building is 240 meters high and features systems for recycling water and exploiting wind and solar energy. Inside of the building there is one of the largest shopping malls in the world.

 7. Muharraq and the pearl industry

Muharraq is Bahrain’s third biggest city and center of the Perling Trail. Bahrain is famous for high-quality precious pearls and farming oysters is part of the local history and tradition.


8. Bahrain International Circuit​    

Located in Sakhir, the circuit is a favorite destination for enthusiasts. It is also possible to rent go-karts and drive on the track.

9. The Lagoon

Located on Amwaj island, there is this huge shopping center and family destination with 77 stores open 24/7.

10. Bab el-Bahrain Souk​       

In Manama you should consider visiting the folkloristic local “souk” (market), on every day but Fridays.

Did you like what you have heard so far? If you were intrigued by these destinations and want to book your flight right away, here’s the link to book Bahrain flights. Enjoy your trip!

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

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