BAHRAIN TRAVEL GUIDE
Destinations In Bahrain
Manama, the nation’s capital, is home to the country’s most notable attractions. Here, tourists can go on an excursion to the old Portuguese fort, whose grounds are now used for archeological digs. Al Khamis Mosque, one of the oldest Islamic structures, is located in the same region. The complex of Beit Al Qur’an is particularly worth a visit because it contains a historic mosque, expansive library halls, and a local museum.
The capital is home to numerous architecturally stunning structures designed in the classic Arabian style. The most notable are Arad Fort, St. Christopher’s Church, and the principal Exhibition Center.
When you’re done with sightseeing, it’s time to relax on one of the expansive sand beaches or visit the traditional markets that are of appeal to all tourists. The Gold Souk neighborhood is one of the most popular because it offers a vast assortment of jewelry. Visit the Clos Souk market if you’re looking for the highest quality textiles. Even though this country is small, the variety of attractions and walking paths is quite extensive.
The island is located in the Persian Gulf, just east of Bahrain Island. It is located south of Bahrain and Nabih Saleh. The western edge of the island defines the boundary of Tubli Bay. The island was once covered with date palm groves and farmland nourished by a number of freshwater springs. Once prevalent along the western coast, mangroves have nearly disappeared due to urbanization.
Historically, the island’s economy was built on agriculture and fishing. The island’s northern region has been transformed into an industrial zone. Southern Bapco oil storage reservoirs are located. The 42-kilometer Dhahran-Sitra natural gas pipeline connects Sitra to Dahran, Saudi Arabia.
Riffa is the second largest city in terms of land area in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Riffa is separated into East Riffa, West Riffa, and North Riffa. The city is situated entirely inside the Southern Governorate.
In the 2001 census, the city’s population was predicted to be 79,550; by 2008, it was estimated to be 111,000.
Throughout the 19th century, the port of Manama overtook Riffa as the primary settlement on Bahrain Island.
One of the many attractions in East Riffa is the Riffa Fort, also known as the Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmad Al Fateh Fort. There are various retail malls and two major shopping avenues in the city: Riffa Market (, Souk ar-Rifa) and Bukuwara Street Market.
Muharraq is Bahrain’s third largest city and was the country’s capital until Manama replaced it in 1932. In 2012, the population of Muharraq was 176,583.
The city is located on the island of Muharraq.
Additionally, Bahrain International Airport is situated on the island. The man-made Amwaj Islands, famed for their huge structures, hotels, and beaches, are located adjacent to Muharraq. Muharraq is home to the most successful football club in Bahrain, Muharraq Club. It contains the renowned Siyadi House. Muharraq is also noted for its souq (traditional market) and as a center for traditional arts and music; prominent and successful Bahraini musician Ali Bahar hails from the city.
The Hawar Islands are an archipelago of desert islands, of which all but one are held by Bahrain. Qatar administers the small, uninhabited Jinan Island as part of its “Al-Shahaniya” municipality. The archipelago is located off the west coast of Qatar in the Persian Gulf’s Gulf of Bahrain.
The islands were once inhabited by the Bahraini branch of the Dawasir, who settled there in the early nineteenth century.
In 1820, when they were known as the Warden’s Islands, the islands were initially mapped and two communities were noted.
They are currently abandoned, with the exception of a police barracks and a hotel on the main island; access to all islands except Hawar island is strictly limited.
Madinat Hamad, often known as Hamad Town, is a commuter city in northern Bahrain. It was a municipality of Bahrain in the country’s central region. Its land, which was separated from the municipality of Ar Rifa’ wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah in 1991, is now part of the Northern Governorate. Its name relates to Bahrain’s present king, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The city is culturally diverse, with a Shia-Sunni populace of proportionally mixed socioeconomic origins. Today, Hamad Town exemplifies the pluralism of Bahrain, with no single ethnic or religious group comprising the majority of its residents.
Isa Town is one of Bahrain’s newest and most opulent cities. Isa Town’s signature is now the opulent villas built by affluent individuals from across the nation. Fabulous shopping centers remain the city’s most prominent landmarks. It would also be a mistake not to note the beautiful stadiums constructed here.
Many travelers like to visit The Sultan Center upon arrival. This expansive shopping mall features contemporary high-rise buildings. Inside, there are hundreds of businesses selling a variety of things. It is a fantastic spot to buy for contemporary clothing, jewelry, and numerous one-of-a-kind souvenirs.