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Sitting atop the Persian Gulf, the island country of Bahrain is made up of an archipelago comprising fifty natural islands as well as 33 man-made islands. Formally famous as the Kingdom of Bahrain, it is a part of the Western Asia region. Because the country links east to the west, it has gotten the moniker Bahrain; which translates to ‘Two Seas in the Arabic language. The strategic location of the country has made it an extremely significant centre of trading for over 4,000 years. Moreover, the commercial crossroads of this Middle Eastern nation serve as the esteemed route for the prestigious pearling industry.
Courtesy of its beneficial position off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain enjoys almost every weather; whether it’s hot summers or clement winters. Also, oodles of sunshine make it certain that travellers have the time of their lives in the country while indulging in sun-basking along one of many beaches. This unique destination of Bahrain wholeheartedly welcomes a sea of tourists, owing to its intriguing cultural attractions, paradisiacal beaches, shopping boulevards, and innumerable sightseeing spots.
Not for nothing do globetrotters board flights to Bahrain in droves; its rich cultural heritage and UNESCO-recognized World Heritage sites are the epitome of its cultural legacy and thus, attract all those who love to dig into the history and culture of a destination. Additionally, the living style of Bahrain grabs many eyeballs. The main highlight of modern as well as traditional souks here is pure gold and pearls. If you’re someone who thoroughly enjoys indulging in retail therapy, then ‘‘The Avenues’ is your best bet.
Best Places to Visit in Bahrain
Bahrain National Museum
The best place to begin your tour of the country is the Bahrain National Museum where you can explore the history and culture of the island. Sprawled over 27,800 square metres, the museum boasts nine exhibition halls where exhibits narrate the tales of revered archaeology, history, and heritage of the country. Dilmun Burial Mounds is the main highlight of the museum, a famed UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site, which dates back to the Bronze Age.
Al Fateh Grand Mosque
A must-see attraction, Al Fateh Grand Mosque takes pride in being one of the largest mosques under the sun. It has the capacity to accommodate nearly 7,000 people attending worship at a time and displays Italian marble, a colossal fibreglass dome, and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Tourists and natives alike love to take a guided tour of the entire mosque to learn a thing or two about Islamic architecture and culture.
Bahrain International Circuit
If you’re a fan of auto racing, you’re in for a real treat in Bahrain, for the island country is home to the Bahrain International Circuit that hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix, one of the most thrilling Formula One races. Even though if you're not a sucker for motorsports, the place calls for a must-visit, thanks to its stunning architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Indulge in a prolonged tour of the circuit that encompasses visiting the on-site museum, and taking a spin on the tracks in a high-octane sports car.
Qal'at al-Bahrain, also famous as the Bahrain Fort one of the most important archaeological marvels in Bahrain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site traces its roots back to the 16th century when the Portuguese built this fort. The legend has it that the site was peopled 2300 BC ago. There’s a lot to explore in Qal'at al-Bahrain and the archaeological area in the vicinity, including ancient houses, tombs and temples.
Tree of Life
Nestled in the centre of the Bahraini desert, the Tree of Life is a marvel of nature. It is a mesquite tree with an age of 400 years that has been solitarily standing in the infertile landscape, without any visible resource of water. In spite of its harsh surroundings and age, the tree is continuously thriving. The enigmatic resilience of the Tree of Life has truly made it a representation of Bahraini identity and culture. Visitors take delight in driving to the tree and picnicking in the shade of its dense branches.