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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

#Manama Visit Manama Recently modernized because of oil wealth, Manama has become the glistening jewel of Bahrain. Since its founding in the 19th century, it has served...

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Official National Holidays

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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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It can get extremely hot in Bahrain in the summer months, with temperatures pushing up to 40C and sometimes way past. The average temperature high for the year, however, is around 30C, with the lowest temperatures in January and February, when it’s around 20C.

Although a small country with a population of just over 1.2 million, half of whom are non-nationals, Bahrain is a major tourism destination. It’s increasingly attracting people from outside the region. Some two million people visit the country each year, drawn by the brilliant weather, wonderful culture and safe environment.

The wealthy Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain has been investing heavily in tourism as it moves beyond an oil-based economy and develops into other sectors. Officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, it’s an archipelago comprising of the main island of Bahrain, with the gleaming capital, Manama, in the northeast, and a grouping of smaller islands. The country lies just off the western shores of the Persian Gulf and is linked to its western neighbour of Saudi Arabia by a number of bridges stretching for 25km and collectively called the King Fahd Causeway. Bahrain holidays are an indulgent escape into a Persian paradise.

On the main Bahrain Island there’s no shortage of excellent accommodation, particularly in the capital, Manama, where you’ll find some of the best hotels in the region, including many international brands. The country’s second-largest city is Riffa, further south, and it has lots of historical attractions as well as good shopping. That’s followed by Muharraq as the third-biggest city, on the island of Muharraq in the northeast. Other major islands in the archipelago where you can stay on your Bahrain holidays are Hawar, just off the west coast of Qatar; Umm an Nasan in the northwest of the archipelago; and Sitrah, in the northeast.

Begin your Bahrain holidays by finding out all about this fascinating Arab country – visit Bahrain National Museum in the capital, Manama, where you can view a large collection of artefacts from antiquity as well as items from more recent history. Beside the museum is the National Theatre of Bahrain; its main auditorium has a grand total of 1,001 seats. Book tickets to a performance and take up some.

Qal’at al-Bahrain, or Bahrain Fort, is an important archaeological area that has been excavated since the 1950s and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discoveries at the location, in Karbabad in the north of the main island, reveal that people have lived there since around 2300 BC.

The enormous Al Fateh Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the entire world and is in the capital – go have a look and see it for yourself. The expansive building can hold around 7,000 people at any one time and has two towering minarets to broadcast the call to prayer. It was only built in 1987 and is one of the major tourism attractions in the country. Tours are available every day except Friday, the Islamic day of prayer.

If you’re on holiday with little ones, they’ll love Adhari Park, an amusement park in Tubli in the east of the main island. There are all sorts of rides, both indoor and out, as well as lots of cafés and restaurants.

Bahrain has a vibrant nightlife, some of the best in the region, and you’ll have a superb time in the many great restaurants, bars and clubs.

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Bahrain Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Bahrain
154,280
Total confirmed cases
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Bahrain
10,988
Total active cases
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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
57,160
2,521
2,677
Albania
128,155
2,310
28,639
Algeria
118,251
3,123
32,736
Andorra
12,497
120
607
Angola
23,242
549
1,104
Anguilla
25
0
3
Antigua and Barbuda
1,182
30
239
Argentina
2,497,881
57,350
236,605
Armenia
202,167
3,720
17,267
Aruba
9,958
92
583
Australia
29,396
909
2,135
Austria
574,755
9,662
32,554
Azerbaijan
283,579
3,879
30,687
Bahamas
9,364
189
338
Bahrain
154,280
551
10,988
Bangladesh
678,937
9,661
96,898
Barbados
3,708
44
85
Belarus
334,863
2,344
7,411
Belgium
917,917
23,390
835,362
Belize
12,485
318
61
Benin
7,515
93
970
Bermuda
1,773
14
871
Bhutan
910
1
34
Bolivia
280,649
12,428
38,200
Bosnia
181,927
7,298
35,210
Botswana
42,674
636
3,835
Brazil
13,375,414
348,934
1,234,595
British Virgin Islands
178
1
18
Brunei
219
3
10
Bulgaria
370,179
14,308
71,002
Burkina Faso
12,924
152
201
Burundi
3,119
6
2,340
Cabo Verde
18,629
177
1,375
Cambodia
4,081
26
1,975
Cameroon
61,731
919
3,886
Canada
1,050,853
23,263
69,876
Caribbean Netherlands
1,511
14
148
Cayman Islands
516
2
27
Central African Republic
5,491
74
361
Chad
4,625
167
172
Channel Islands
4,051
86
9
Chile
1,068,522
24,213
45,909
China
90,400
4,636
283
Colombia
2,504,206
65,283
73,357
Comoros
3,758
146
44
Congo
10,084
137
1,739
Costa Rica
222,544
3,018
24,766
Croatia
290,899
6,269
13,666
Cuba
85,572
453
5,161
Curaçao
10,909
62
4,726
Cyprus
50,589
268
13,449
Czechia
1,577,972
27,734
101,395
Côte d'Ivoire
45,089
260
632
DRC
28,542
745
1,956
Denmark
237,101
2,439
8,694
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
9,722
94
1,865
Dominica
165
0
6
Dominican Republic
257,186
3,385
37,781
Ecuador
344,877
17,275
37,288
Egypt
208,876
12,362
38,060
El Salvador
65,491
2,048
1,103
Equatorial Guinea
7,059
104
272
Eritrea
3,447
10
271
Estonia
113,736
1,020
18,510
Ethiopia
227,255
3,146
55,071
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
60
0
6
Faroe Islands
661
1
0
Fiji
68
2
2
Finland
81,707
868
34,839
France
4,980,501
98,395
4,578,467
French Guiana
17,549
94
7,460
French Polynesia
18,652
141
13,669
Gabon
20,636
127
3,053
Gambia
5,564
166
287
Georgia
287,689
3,869
7,109
Germany
2,992,803
78,858
252,445
Ghana
91,109
752
1,386
Gibraltar
4,277
94
3
Greece
293,763
8,833
37,933
Greenland
31
0
0
Grenada
155
1
2
Guadeloupe
12,140
174
9,724
Guatemala
201,295
6,977
10,401
Guinea
20,807
133
2,201
Guinea-Bissau
3,678
66
553
Guyana
10,958
252
1,130
Haiti
12,840
251
1,142
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
194,548
4,766
114,549
Hong Kong
11,569
207
169
Hungary
713,868
23,211
267,291
Iceland
6,258
29
103
India
13,355,297
169,304
1,107,753
Indonesia
1,562,868
42,443
111,137
Iran
2,049,078
64,232
282,784
Iraq
918,155
14,678
93,814
Ireland
240,643
4,783
212,496
Isle of Man
1,574
29
100
Israel
835,811
6,292
4,004
Italy
3,754,077
113,923
533,085
Jamaica
42,119
669
22,665
Japan
499,793
9,353
29,447
Jordan
662,395
7,708
66,334
Kazakhstan
266,677
3,202
30,640
Kenya
145,184
2,330
44,249
Kuwait
244,325
1,393
14,305
Kyrgyzstan
90,019
1,519
2,676
Lao People's Democratic Republic
49
0
2
Latvia
107,240
1,986
7,007
Lebanon
494,633
6,630
85,831
Lesotho
10,707
315
5,921
Liberia
2,042
85
58
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
166,888
2,807
11,753
Liechtenstein
2,738
56
76
Lithuania
225,308
3,671
15,869
Luxembourg
63,650
768
4,008
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
49
0
1
Macedonia
141,157
4,182
21,542
Madagascar
27,548
493
3,574
Malawi
33,805
1,127
1,318
Malaysia
359,117
1,321
15,059
Maldives
25,524
67
3,028
Mali
11,705
405
4,199
Malta
29,548
402
536
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
9,028
57
8,873
Mauritania
18,005
450
248
Mauritius
1,190
12
428
Mayotte
19,643
167
16,512
Mexico
2,272,064
207,020
260,131
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
240,886
5,369
13,549
Monaco
2,374
31
113
Mongolia
14,183
20
5,288
Montenegro
94,035
1,365
4,526
Montserrat
20
1
0
Morocco
501,688
8,891
4,782
Mozambique
68,506
789
9,381
Myanmar
142,572
3,206
7,520
Namibia
45,323
564
1,204
Nepal
279,725
3,039
2,800
Netherlands
1,342,447
16,754
1,325,693
New Caledonia
121
0
63
New Zealand
2,571
26
105
Nicaragua
6,727
179
2,323
Niger
5,062
188
128
Nigeria
163,652
2,059
7,520
Norway
102,974
684
13,338
Oman
168,005
1,747
16,289
Pakistan
715,968
15,329
73,078
Palestine
265,897
2,838
31,771
Panama
358,098
6,156
4,459
Papua New Guinea
8,342
68
7,428
Paraguay
232,142
4,698
37,473
Peru
1,628,519
54,285
26,427
Philippines
853,209
14,744
190,245
Poland
2,552,898
58,176
351,657
Portugal
826,928
16,910
25,810
Qatar
189,064
331
19,647
Romania
1,002,865
25,006
75,620
Russia
4,632,688
102,649
271,760
Rwanda
23,260
314
1,955
Réunion
17,508
123
1,374
S. Korea
108,945
1,765
7,879
Saint Kitts and Nevis
44
0
0
Saint Lucia
4,329
64
112
Saint Martin
1,693
12
282
Saint Pierre Miquelon
24
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,790
10
129
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
4,944
85
440
Sao Tome and Principe
2,263
35
49
Saudi Arabia
397,636
6,747
8,116
Senegal
39,364
1,077
186
Serbia
639,476
5,700
83,538
Seychelles
4,395
24
280
Sierra Leone
3,995
79
1,088
Singapore
60,633
30
281
Sint Maarten
2,182
27
39
Slovakia
370,473
10,487
104,686
Slovenia
225,950
4,112
13,911
Solomon Islands
19
0
1
Somalia
12,271
605
6,537
South Africa
1,556,242
53,226
21,379
South Sudan
10,359
114
155
Spain
3,347,512
76,328
175,262
Sri Lanka
94,848
595
2,797
St. Barth
907
1
444
Sudan
30,111
2,063
3,834
Suriname
9,265
178
440
Swaziland
17,370
669
59
Sweden
857,401
13,621
843,780
Switzerland
617,543
10,452
49,525
Syrian Arab Republic
20,008
1,360
4,868
Taiwan
1,056
10
26
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
31,658
97
3,400
Timor-Leste
947
1
503
Togo
11,814
116
2,713
Trinidad and Tobago
8,323
145
466
Tunisia
268,837
9,179
36,267
Turkey
3,798,333
33,702
463,414
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,344
17
48
UAE
481,937
1,529
13,604
UK
4,368,045
127,080
279,227
USA
31,841,500
575,257
6,868,779
Uganda
41,113
337
91
Ukraine
1,841,137
36,779
398,532
Uruguay
137,946
1,363
32,342
Uzbekistan
84,724
634
1,504
Vanuatu
3
0
2
Venezuela
172,461
1,739
15,060
Vietnam
2,692
35
228
Wallis and Futuna
432
5
383
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
5,276
1,031
2,218
Zambia
89,783
1,226
2,998
Zimbabwe
37,147
1,535
781
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