A small archipelago in the Middle East, this country has both natural and artificial islands. Its rich history and cultural heritage date back thousands of years. For this reason, you will definitely enjoy your time spent in this small country exploring more places. Below is our list of the most popular places to visit and things to do in Bahrain.
1. The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
It is the largest park in Bahrain with an area of about 77,000 square meters. The concept of the park is based on the history of the Dilmun period. You will see this reflected in the stone sculptures and the architecture of the park. Inside, there are more than 18 slides, and the attractions are well mixed that creating a desert oasis that visitors of all ages can totally enjoy.
2. Bahrain National Museum
An essential step to understanding the history of this small kingdom, but great in historical and cultural terms. Perfect organization, very well-marked routes, and treasures to discover. From the time of the Gilgamesh epic when Bahrain was called Dilmun, through Tillos from the time of Alexander the Great to the discovery of oil, you will definitely learn a lot here. For an extra dinar per person, don’t forget to take the boat near the museum to reach Fort Bu Maher.
3. Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Unlike many other mosques in the region, this one is characterized by its interior simplicity. Another good thing is that you get short but deep guided tours of the mosque. To enter, there are dress codes that you must follow; for men, long pants and shirts. For women, not too tight long trousers and a top (neither tight nor transparent) with long sleeves reaching to the ankles, you will also need a handkerchief-better and a large scarf.
4. Bab el-Souk of Bahrain
Located in the city center, it is a compact and sensitive market, where you can find souvenirs for every taste. You can get to the market economically using regular buses.
5. Qal’at al-Bahrain
This place is certainly the most famous archaeological site on the island. The Qal in Bahrain is huge and unmissable in Bahrain. The city probably dates from 2300 BC. It is the capital of ancient Dilmun, which played an important role in maritime trade between present-day Iraq, Oman, and Pakistan/India. Qal’at Al-Bahrain, as it is today, was almost entirely inhabited from the time of Dilmun until the 18th century AD, and then was left. There are great photo opportunities of the ancient ruins and the modern city in the background.
Where to Stay in Bahrain
Reem Suites is located in Manama, 5 km from Bahrain National Museum and 9 km from Bahrain City Centre Mall. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. The apartment offers 3-star accommodation with an indoor pool.