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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
622,261
Total confirmed cases
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14,478
Total active cases
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Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
182,324
7,722
10,238
Albania
279,167
3,498
1,827
Algeria
266,062
6,875
80,669
Andorra
43,774
153
429
Angola
99,761
1,900
712
Anguilla
3,456
9
21
Antigua and Barbuda
8,625
141
58
Argentina
9,367,172
129,070
85,292
Armenia
423,243
8,629
1,953
Aruba
40,595
221
469
Australia
8,092,783
9,836
270,124
Austria
4,403,444
18,768
91,561
Azerbaijan
793,176
9,717
161
Bahamas
35,902
817
857
Bahrain
622,261
1,492
14,478
Bangladesh
1,969,361
29,145
33,149
Barbados
83,975
473
1,075
Belarus
982,867
6,978
975,889
Belgium
4,225,222
31,903
73,767
Belize
63,572
679
1,008
Benin
27,122
163
1,453
Bermuda
15,957
138
251
Bhutan
59,729
21
51
Bolivia
923,523
21,953
18,966
Bosnia
378,577
15,805
362,772
Botswana
321,968
2,739
5,653
Brazil
32,207,082
670,900
771,259
British Virgin Islands
6,941
63
6,878
Brunei
159,591
225
1,699
Bulgaria
1,171,235
37,249
60,017
Burkina Faso
20,853
382
32
Burundi
42,542
38
42,504
Cabo Verde
59,416
403
1,261
Cambodia
136,272
3,056
10
Cameroon
120,068
1,931
346
Canada
3,932,678
41,881
333,378
Caribbean Netherlands
10,373
35
77
Cayman Islands
27,171
28
18,590
Central African Republic
14,649
113
7,677
Chad
7,425
193
2,358
Channel Islands
79,677
179
1,677
Chile
3,973,291
58,459
280,050
China
225,605
5,226
464
Colombia
6,151,354
139,970
46,301
Comoros
8,100
160
7
Congo
24,128
385
3,565
Cook Islands
5,774
1
9
Costa Rica
904,934
8,525
35,698
Croatia
1,146,183
16,059
3,703
Cuba
1,105,967
8,529
180
Curaçao
44,127
277
283
Cyprus
504,717
1,072
379,275
Czechia
3,931,585
40,316
4,989
Côte d'Ivoire
83,049
805
208
DRC
91,082
1,371
38,781
Denmark
3,010,904
6,454
17,292
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
15,690
189
74
Dominica
14,852
68
230
Dominican Republic
603,256
4,383
3,556
Ecuador
901,739
35,705
866,034
Egypt
515,645
24,613
48,850
El Salvador
169,646
4,141
5,512
Equatorial Guinea
16,034
183
109
Eritrea
9,796
103
14
Estonia
579,316
2,588
54,969
Ethiopia
488,108
7,535
20,757
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
1,807
0
1,807
Faroe Islands
34,658
28
34,630
Fiji
65,558
865
1,106
Finland
1,133,597
4,832
28,386
France
30,825,789
149,443
1,112,570
French Guiana
86,911
401
75,256
French Polynesia
73,268
649
72,619
Gabon
47,824
305
176
Gambia
12,002
365
46
Georgia
1,659,371
16,839
5,239
Germany
28,048,190
141,022
1,302,068
Ghana
165,749
1,449
1,556
Gibraltar
19,306
104
2,623
Greece
3,644,889
30,206
119,817
Greenland
11,971
21
9,189
Grenada
18,270
232
118
Guadeloupe
168,714
955
165,509
Guatemala
901,300
18,516
29,415
Guinea
36,597
442
42
Guinea-Bissau
8,348
171
72
Guyana
67,221
1,251
829
Haiti
31,470
837
778
Holy See (Vatican City State)
29
0
0
Honduras
426,879
10,905
283,476
Hong Kong
1,241,435
9,399
30,849
Hungary
1,925,083
46,626
9,213
Iceland
192,991
153
192,838
India
43,436,433
525,077
102,690
Indonesia
6,084,063
156,728
15,310
Iran
7,237,156
141,386
33,572
Iraq
2,343,265
25,237
10,755
Ireland
1,587,385
7,437
25,693
Isle of Man
33,821
108
6,919
Israel
4,328,741
10,946
65,481
Italy
18,343,422
168,234
773,450
Jamaica
142,626
3,121
48,743
Japan
9,283,083
31,246
145,378
Jordan
1,698,316
14,068
502
Kazakhstan
1,306,471
13,663
468
Kenya
332,898
5,652
3,791
Kiribati
3,236
13
558
Kuwait
643,004
2,555
4,682
Kyrgyzstan
201,053
2,991
1,656
Lao People's Democratic Republic
210,278
757
209,521
Latvia
834,535
5,858
3,541
Lebanon
1,109,423
10,463
11,373
Lesotho
33,938
699
9,084
Liberia
7,493
294
1,452
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
502,138
6,430
4,735
Liechtenstein
17,860
85
128
Lithuania
1,067,016
9,170
19,546
Luxembourg
254,697
1,085
7,002
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
189
0
106
Macedonia
313,708
9,322
648
Madagascar
65,381
1,398
697
Malawi
86,448
2,645
757
Malaysia
4,560,583
35,758
27,747
Maldives
181,586
305
17,594
Mali
31,160
737
96
Malta
102,023
740
6,018
Marshall Islands
18
0
0
Martinique
192,506
957
191,445
Mauritania
59,569
982
295
Mauritius
38,427
1,002
733
Mayotte
37,523
187
34,372
Mexico
5,986,917
325,638
485,188
Micronesia
38
0
5
Moldova
519,741
11,563
4,036
Monaco
12,887
57
177
Mongolia
928,013
2,179
925,834
Montenegro
239,552
2,725
1,125
Montserrat
1,016
8
1
Morocco
1,209,302
16,104
22,018
Mozambique
227,725
2,212
421
Myanmar
613,577
19,434
1,607
N. Korea
4,735,120
73
11,237
Namibia
169,076
4,061
563
Nauru
2,780
0
2,768
Nepal
979,607
11,952
229
Netherlands
8,171,396
22,362
87,687
New Caledonia
64,201
313
1,046
New Zealand
1,330,538
1,449
41,355
Nicaragua
18,491
225
14,041
Niger
9,031
310
93
Nigeria
256,958
3,144
3,637
Niue
10
0
1
Norway
1,445,824
3,280
8,969
Oman
390,244
4,260
1,315
Pakistan
1,535,144
30,393
5,770
Palau
5,220
6
650
Palestine
584,243
5,356
949
Panama
917,912
8,352
14,520
Papua New Guinea
44,711
662
67
Paraguay
655,532
18,963
11,896
Peru
3,617,629
213,475
24,004
Philippines
3,702,319
60,531
7,192
Poland
6,013,859
116,420
561,784
Portugal
5,154,296
24,082
441,808
Qatar
381,269
679
4,963
Romania
2,919,461
65,739
6,583
Russia
18,424,105
381,002
191,821
Rwanda
130,902
1,459
83,921
Réunion
422,769
812
3,385
S. Korea
18,349,756
24,537
131,671
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
5,992
43
87
Saint Lucia
26,984
380
112
Saint Martin
10,668
63
9,206
Saint Pierre Miquelon
2,767
1
317
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
7,014
111
262
Samoa
14,906
29
13,272
San Marino
17,767
115
320
Sao Tome and Principe
6,043
73
20
Saudi Arabia
793,729
9,205
9,570
Senegal
86,289
1,968
22
Serbia
2,027,606
16,125
7,896
Seychelles
44,521
167
449
Sierra Leone
7,695
125
7,570
Singapore
1,425,171
1,410
93,385
Sint Maarten
10,580
86
35
Slovakia
1,794,876
20,144
3,450
Slovenia
1,036,653
6,651
7,687
Solomon Islands
21,237
149
4,731
Somalia
26,803
1,350
12,271
South Africa
3,993,004
101,745
12,257
South Sudan
17,722
138
1,954
Spain
12,734,038
107,906
407,774
Sri Lanka
664,098
16,521
554
St. Barth
4,630
6
4,624
Sudan
62,551
4,951
57,600
Suriname
80,864
1,369
29,920
Swaziland
73,091
1,416
45
Sweden
2,515,769
19,060
7,143
Switzerland
3,741,859
13,984
86,127
Syrian Arab Republic
55,925
3,150
19
Taiwan
3,728,363
6,533
1,034,545
Tajikistan
17,786
125
397
Tanzania
35,366
841
34,525
Thailand
4,520,220
30,637
23,026
Timor-Leste
22,954
133
12
Togo
37,361
275
87
Tonga
12,301
12
169
Trinidad and Tobago
166,900
4,005
6,721
Tunisia
1,046,703
28,670
1,018,033
Turkey
15,096,696
99,015
3,688
Turks and Caicos Islands
6,211
36
47
Tuvalu
3
0
3
UAE
942,253
2,313
17,422
UK
22,661,542
180,128
349,027
USA
89,030,727
1,041,354
3,280,774
Uganda
167,511
3,621
63,489
Ukraine
5,017,038
108,638
2,033
Uruguay
957,629
7,331
5,339
Uzbekistan
240,667
1,637
1,035
Vanuatu
11,206
14
66
Venezuela
525,827
5,730
1,810
Vietnam
10,744,854
43,087
1,035,795
Wallis and Futuna
454
7
9
Western Sahara
10
1
0
Yemen
11,824
2,149
567
Zambia
325,498
4,003
1,165
Zimbabwe
255,520
5,553
1,433
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