ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Note: There are no specific travel warnings at this time. However, demonstrations and protests are common occrrences. The government has imposed a curfew on the waterways around Bahrain from 6pm to 4am. There was a fatal bomb explosion near Al Daih in March, 2014. Vigilance is strongly recommended.
For further information about Bahrain, read below:
The 'Tree of Life', growing in the country's arid desert, with no visible source of water, best describes Bahrain: "Full of surprises and contradictions."
The capital city of Manama's skyline reflects the old - with mosques and minarets, and the new - with modern, stylish skyscrapers.
A shopping trip to the Soukh market offers all types of wares, including luxurious fabrics and regional fashions, jewelry of all description, exotic spices, and the flavors and scents of locally-grown produce.
Other must-see attractions include the Al-Khamis Mosque, Arad Fort, Bahrain (Portuguese) Fort, the Royal Tombs, Muharraq Island and Oil Well No. 1, the first oil well in Bahrain and the entire Gulf Region.
For the sport enthusiasts Bahrain offers thoroughbred horse racing, world-class golf courses, and many scuba diving venues.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Calling Code: 973
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: Rumors are that Bahrain has two types of climate: hot and hotter.
During the summer's peak, it is very hot outside - temperatures can climb as high as 93° F (34° C). Humidity is high. Light clothes and sunglasses are strongly advised.
Winter weather temperatures average in the 60's F (teens Celsius).
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Bahrain Attractions
- Bahrain Guide Online
- Bahrain International Circuit (Formula 1 Racing)
- Bahrain Travel Guide
- King Faud Causeway
- Tourist Link Bahrain
- UNESCO Sites
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS: