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Best Places to Visit in Bahrain

The Four Best Places to Visit in Bahrain

As a relatively tiny island nation, with a little planning you can see many of the wonderful attractions that Bahrain tourism has to offer in a short amount of time. Here are a few of the most interesting places in the country to visit the next time you pass through with your Bahrain visa.


Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve

This beautiful nature sanctuary is a wonderful place to experience the great diversity of Arabian wildlife and fauna. The Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve is home to over 500 different species of animals and over 100,000 types of plants. Anyone interested can find bus tours to take them through the reserve, and while many animals live in pens that resemble their natural environment, some, such as the gazelles and zebras, run free across the expansive park.

Qal’at al-Bahrain

This fort, known in English as the Fort of Bahrain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site people occupied from 2300 BC all the way up until the 18th century. The fort is a perfect example of a tell, which is an artificial hill built by many successive periods of humans building settlements over the centuries. The fort has many fascinating areas that you can walk through, such as the Saar necropolis, Kassite Palace and the Palace of Uperi. The Qal’at al-Bahrain is easy to get to, lying only four miles northwest of Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.

Bahrain National Museum

If you want to see some of the magnificent artifacts unearthed from the Qal’at al-Bahrain, then your next stop should be the Bahrain National Museum in nearby Manama city. As well as highlighting the amazing treasure that have come from the Fort of Bahrain, the museum features an exhibit on pearl diving, an important and historical industry for the area. The museum also has an expansive gallery of art and sculptures on display. The museum is also positioned right on the waterfront and has a charming café inside so you can take a break after a long day of exploring, and is one of the best ways you can get the most out of your Bahrain visa.

Bahrain City Center

This shopping center, located in the center of Manama, features over 350 high-end brand shops and over 50 cafes and restaurants. Above the shopping center are a water park and an arcade featuring a bowling alley, rides, and simulators. To truly see what Bahrain tourism looks like, a trip to Bahrain City Center should be a priority.

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