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The Kingdom of Bahrain is located centrally within the Middle East. It is an island country, surrounded by the Persian Gulf, right between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

As a nation, it is quite small, coming behind the Maldives and Singapore as the smallest in Asia.

Bahrain grew in wealth and power over the centuries because of its pearl fisheries. Yet today, this archipelago nation has turned itself into a post-oil economy with plenty of adventures waiting for you.

Begin at the Bahrain Fort, which is just a few minutes’ drive from Manama City in Karbabad. Admission to the fort is free and it is open every day. It is a classic example of the Dilmun periods within the Islamic era and an associated museum next to the fort offers a fascinating tour of artifacts and exhibits that trace the history of the region.

There are several additional museums in Bahrain that offer an excellent tour as well. Consider Beit al Quran in Hoora to see a rare collection of Islamic manuscripts or the Currency Museum in the diplomatic area to view a history of coinage from the country.

One stop in Bahrain that must be considered is the Tree of Life. It is out in the middle of the desert, surrounded by oil wells, and is believed to be over 400 years old. No one knows how the tree is able to survive is such a difficult location. One story has it that the tree is the only remaining survivor of the original Garden of Eden.

Bahrain is a nation that offers fascinating stories around every corner. Come here and you’ll be able to write the next chapter of your own story.

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Manama, capital of Bahrain

Recently modernized because of oil wealth, Manama has become the glistening jewel of Bahrain. Since its founding in the 19th century, it has served as a trading center for the Persian Gulf, inviting a very diverse population to call the area home. While visiting Manama, you can see one of the largest mosques in the world. Al-Fateh Mosque can accommodate over 7,000 people at once and the structure has the largest fiberglass dome in the world today. Within the complex is...

Travel resources for Bahrain.

How is the weather in Bahrain ?

Manama
clear sky
17.8 ° C
20 °
15 °
82 %
1kmh
0 %
Thu
29 °
Fri
23 °
Sat
22 °
Sun
22 °
Mon
24 °

Official holidays in Bahrain

Below you can see a list of the official holidays

DateEnglishRemarks
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayFixed
Prophet Muhammad's birthdayProphet Muhammad's birthdayVariable
1 MayLabour DayFixed
Little FeastLittle FeastVariable
Arafat DayArafat DayVariable
Feast of the SacrificeFeast of the SacrificeVariable
Islamic New YearIslamic New YearVariable
Day of AshuraDay of AshuraVariable
16 DecemberNational DayFixed
17 DecemberAccession DayFixed
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What is the capital of Bahrain

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Manama, capital of Bahrain

Recently modernized because of oil wealth, Manama has become the glistening jewel of Bahrain. Since its founding in the 19th century, it has served as a trading center for the Persian Gulf, inviting a very diverse population to call the area home. While visiting Manama, you can see one of the largest mosques in the world. Al-Fateh Mosque can accommodate over 7,000 people at once and the structure has the largest fiberglass dome in the world today. Within the complex is...