Bahrain: Where the past and present thrive alongside

World’s premiere location for natural pearls
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Bahrain: Where the past and present thrive alongside
Bahrain: Where the past and present thrive alongside

Bahrain, the only island nation in the Middle East is a land filled with ancient forts that casts romantic silhouettes

The only island nation in the Middle East, Bahrain is a unique and exotic travel destination. Here is why Bahrain should be listed as one’s next international holiday destination.
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Brimming with mesmerising ancient history, rich culture, and breath-taking architecture, Bahrain is the only island nation in the Middle East.

A nation where the past and the present thrive alongside each other, Bahrain is a land filled with ancient forts that casts romantic silhouettes in the twilight. Aside from this, the Gulf nation is also home to some of the most luxurious five-star hotels, pristine sandy beaches and extensive shopping complexes.

Known as the world’s premiere location for natural pearls, one can find one’s own Bahraini pearl by hunting for oysters in the sea. When you are not searching for pearls anymore, discover Bahrain’s legacy by seeking for amazing treasures and undiscovered wealth in the sea.

Defy gravity during your next visit in Bahrain and experience the feeling of ‘free fall’ at Gravity, the first ever indoor skydiving facility that has opened in Bahrain with the tallest wind tunnel in the world. Here, both kids and adults are welcome to experience the thrill.

If you are in Bahrain with your kids, take your little speed racer’s go karting on the track of the Bahrain International circuit. Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is a must-visit automobile venue located in the desert region of Sakhir.  It also holds events such as drag-racing, the GP2 Series and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix, BIC.

When it comes to unique wonders, Bahrain is home to the very rare mystical and magical ‘Tree Of Life,’ which is a tree that is over 400 years old in the Sakhir desert. Standing alone on top of a small hillock, with no source of water, in the heart of the desert, the ‘Tree Of Life,’ is a 10 metre tall remarkable natural wonder that has grown and survived despite the high temperatures and arid climate. Around 50,000 tourists visit this tree every year.

History enthusiasts are sure to have a blast when they visit Bahrain. Home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bahrain also has a history dating back to the ancient Dilmun civilisation. The three sites are the Pearling Path, Qal’at-al-Bahrain, and the Dilmun Burial Mounds. Reflected through its architecture, mosques and souqs, the destination is rich in Arabic culture and has many places where one can experience Bahrain’s rich heritage and culture like the Arad Fort, Bahrain Fort, Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort and the Al Fateh Mosque.

Offering its visitors shopping experience like no other Bahrain houses iconic shopping malls and traditional marketplaces. For those who are interested in buying gold, Souq Al Manama is the place to visit. Some of the shopping must visits are Moda Mall, The Avenues, Gold Souq, City Centre Bahrain, Dragon City, Capital Mall and many more.

It wouldn’t be a successful holiday if one doesn’t try a destination’s local delicacies. Luckily, Bahrain is overflowing with incredible food to tantalise one’s taste buds. From traditional Bahraini cuisine, fine-dining, to burger places, Bahrain offers the ultimate gastronomic experience.

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