Get your heart pounding and clear those lungs while attending Bahrain’s hottest Grand Prix at the International Circuit.
A cluster of islands in the Persian Gulf is home to a secret gem of paradise. Laced with spices and heavenly fabrics, this area known to the world as Bahrain is truly a unique place. Not only does the air smell of rich scents but the architecture dazzles your eyes from the moment you see it. Coming off the plane or ferry or however you decide to get there, it’s truly enticing. After acquiring a passport linked with a Bahrain visa, you’re free to move about the area. But instead of gravitating towards the hot tourist spots, why not head over to the Bahrain International Circuit?
Ok, we know that drag races and watching roadsters fly around a track isn’t the absolute best thing to do for everyone but if it tickles your fancy, then this is where you need to be! Depending on when you visit, you can catch an event.
We recommend seeing an F1 Grand Prix. The energy there is mesmerizing! You and whoever is sitting next to you will be on those feet cheering your hearts out. The top names in Grand Prix racing will be burning through the track around 1,150 times, leaving you on the edge of your seat. If you’re lucky enough, you may catch a race going counter clockwise, which raises the difficulty bar for drivers. These events are usually held in the summer so dress for fun in the sun.
Another option is taking a circuit tour. Yes, get behind the scenes exclusives and find out the history made on the tracks. Tour’s start at the famous Sakhir Tower, which reaches eight stories of legendary architecture. Get a bird’s eye view from the control tower and see where the commentators sit. Feeling the need for speed? On the tour, you can even take a lap on the track so long as there’s an available driver and weather is behaving. At the end of your lap, you’ll get a chance to make a literal ‘pit stop’ and see where the magic happens during races! Might want to strap a GoPro to your head for all this excitement.
Make sure to book a tour ahead of time as they tend to fill up. All tours are made at 10 am and 2 pm every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.