Bahrain top 10 attractions
1. BAhrain National Museum
Bahrain National Museum is one of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain. (also starred by Lonely Planet). Opened between 10 am and 6 pm, requires max 2 hours to visit and it is a perfect place to avoid hot weather. The museum covers four millennia of the island’s history starting with Dilmun civilization (2000 BC) then Tylos and the Hellenic-influenced history of Bahrain, to finally traditional customs, trades and crafts.
2. Bahrain National Theater
The theater is a beautiful waterfront building complex situated in Manama next to the Bahrain National Museum.
3. Manama SOUQ
The souq is the old bazaar of Bahrain’s capital, Manama.
16th century Portuguese fort, best visited in the evening. Archaeological excavations have unearthed antiquities from an artificial mound of 12 m height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Greeks, Portuguese and Persians (source).
5. Muhharaq’s Pearling Pathway
The pathway also called the Bahrain Pearling Trail a walking trail through Muhharaq old town featuring multiple old houses from the pre-oil pearling era. It covers a series of cultural heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
6. Tree of life
The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat, as it is called in the local language, is a mesquite lonely tree that stands in the heart of Bahrain’s desert for over 400 years (more)
7. oil and gas fields
On the way to the Tree of Life you will cross several pipe lines and oil pumps. An interesting landscape for anyone who never seen it before. Also you can visit Dar Al Naft Oil Museum, just 10 minutes away from the tree.
8. al-fatih grand mosque
s one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshipers at a time (more)
9. royal camel farm
The Royal Camel Farm is a unique chance to see hundreds of camels owned by the royal family. It’s free and the workers may let you feed camels for a small fee.
10. eating out
Try Friday brunch at one of the hotels – we enjoyed ours at Four Seasons Hotel. In Manama’s souq don’t miss Haji Cafe with fantastic freshly baked flat bread.)
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