Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. The Kingdom of Bahrain has many different attractions to cater to a myriad of interests. For history lovers, there is the rich heritage of ancient civilizations, which date back to over 5,000 years, with many temples and burial mounds to explore. Bahrain offers great potential as both a regional and a world tourist destination, a cosmopolitan capital city; an attractive, liberal lifestyle; and a rich history and culture. Nature lovers may visit the Al Areen wildlife sanctuary where they will see flamingos, ostriches, camels and the renowned Oryx; or take a trip to the centre of the Island and gaze in wonder at the Tree of Life which has survived for hundreds of years in the middle of the desert. Bahrain Bay, City Centre Mall, Al Areen, Amwaj Islands and Durrat Al Bahrain are now opening up Bahrain to a wider market. Manama, capital of the island nation of Bahrain, is a major financial center with a thriving economy. Bahrain National Museum. A rich collection of Bahrain's ancient archaeological artifacts is on display at the Bahrain National Museum. Museum of Pearl Diving. The Museum of Pearl Diving's building is regarded one of the most important and historic buildings in Bahrain. Its importance derives from being the first official location of the Bahrain Courts prior to becoming museum. Book a hotel in Bahrain online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests. Find a hotel in Bahrain. Choose the Bahrain hotels with the best deals. Read hotel reviews, compare prices, and find cheap deals on all destinations in Bahrain
Bahrain is an island kingdom, and that island is growing. In many places, sand bars are met by shallow seas. Those interested in land development have been adding to those sandbars and creating new projects, such as the Bahrain Financial Harbour in the capital city of Manama. Some of the best attractions in this rapidly expanding landscape include a thoroughly modern high-end shopping mall and an ancient city nearly 5,000 years old.
Like an oyster, Bahrain has a rough exterior that takes some prising open, but it's always worth the effort. Manama may lack the finesse of other Gulf capitals, but that's key to its appeal. The storied location of ancient Dilmun and the epicentre of the Gulf's pearling past – Bahrain has a history to reflect on with pride. There's even a cheeky claim that it was home to the Garden of Eden. Nowadays the country has its own Formula 1 grand prix, a growing art and foodie scene frequented by Manama's sizeable expat population, and all the hallmarks of wealth, modern Arabian style. Bahrain's confidence may have been shaken by the uncertain aftermath of the Arab Spring, but its appeal endures, and the lack of visitors means you may have it all to yourself.