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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

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Afghanistan
54,141
2,346
5,436
Albania
67,982
1,281
25,831
Algeria
104,092
2,840
30,505
Andorra
9,083
91
838
Angola
18,926
439
1,810
Anguilla
15
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
189
6
27
Argentina
1,807,428
45,832
166,828
Armenia
164,676
2,998
8,614
Aruba
6,435
52
460
Australia
28,721
909
1,892
Austria
394,939
7,122
16,952
Azerbaijan
227,391
3,022
8,598
Bahamas
8,067
175
1,212
Bahrain
97,940
360
2,934
Bangladesh
528,329
7,922
47,234
Barbados
1,095
7
595
Belarus
227,360
1,591
14,990
Belgium
678,839
20,435
611,445
Belize
11,580
281
605
Benin
3,413
46
122
Bermuda
670
12
75
Bhutan
843
1
259
Bolivia
187,183
9,636
34,110
Bosnia
118,083
4,486
27,092
Botswana
17,365
71
3,775
Brazil
8,511,770
210,299
889,817
British Virgin Islands
114
1
18
Brunei
174
3
2
Bulgaria
212,383
8,565
39,563
Burkina Faso
9,188
102
1,695
Burundi
1,236
2
461
Cabo Verde
12,993
119
655
Cambodia
439
0
53
Cameroon
28,010
455
694
Canada
713,269
18,078
74,475
Caribbean Netherlands
360
3
113
Cayman Islands
374
2
44
Central African Republic
4,973
63
25
Chad
2,895
111
654
Channel Islands
3,363
78
236
Chile
673,750
17,547
25,385
China
88,336
4,635
1,301
Colombia
1,923,132
49,004
119,906
Comoros
1,769
49
607
Congo
7,709
114
1,749
Costa Rica
184,187
2,416
40,397
Croatia
225,128
4,655
3,276
Cuba
18,443
173
4,473
Curaçao
4,523
19
146
Cyprus
29,130
175
26,898
Czechia
891,852
14,449
144,957
Côte d'Ivoire
25,304
142
1,635
DRC
21,060
634
5,616
Denmark
189,895
1,805
18,078
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
5,905
61
22
Dominica
110
0
8
Dominican Republic
194,966
2,448
48,310
Ecuador
231,644
14,322
17,990
Egypt
157,275
8,638
25,146
El Salvador
51,437
1,498
4,716
Equatorial Guinea
5,365
86
88
Eritrea
1,877
6
798
Estonia
37,344
333
10,342
Ethiopia
131,546
2,033
13,178
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
32
0
5
Faroe Islands
649
1
6
Fiji
55
2
0
Finland
40,505
618
8,887
France
2,914,725
70,686
2,633,839
French Guiana
15,055
76
4,984
French Polynesia
17,697
127
12,728
Gabon
9,899
66
175
Gambia
3,910
127
91
Georgia
247,915
2,958
10,321
Germany
2,059,314
48,105
319,509
Ghana
58,065
352
1,924
Gibraltar
3,712
45
827
Greece
148,925
5,488
133,448
Greenland
30
0
1
Grenada
139
1
9
Guadeloupe
8,886
154
6,490
Guatemala
149,146
5,278
9,044
Guinea
14,165
81
733
Guinea-Bissau
2,509
45
59
Guyana
6,908
170
573
Haiti
10,781
240
1,621
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
134,111
3,354
70,625
Hong Kong
9,665
163
716
Hungary
352,703
11,409
110,853
Iceland
5,970
29
143
India
10,582,647
152,593
202,202
Indonesia
917,015
26,282
144,798
Iran
1,336,217
56,886
153,832
Iraq
609,029
12,953
24,878
Ireland
174,843
2,616
148,863
Isle of Man
432
25
53
Israel
558,249
4,044
80,633
Italy
2,390,101
82,554
547,058
Jamaica
14,274
326
2,221
Japan
328,294
4,501
71,006
Jordan
315,544
4,153
11,051
Kazakhstan
169,099
2,349
13,247
Kenya
99,227
1,734
15,066
Kuwait
158,244
948
5,800
Kyrgyzstan
83,178
1,387
2,687
Lao People's Democratic Republic
41
0
0
Latvia
55,908
983
12,499
Lebanon
255,956
1,959
99,389
Lesotho
7,018
101
5,265
Liberia
1,887
84
102
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
109,869
1,698
20,974
Liechtenstein
2,395
50
64
Lithuania
167,992
2,469
61,226
Luxembourg
48,890
557
2,336
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
46
0
0
Macedonia
88,992
2,715
12,500
Madagascar
18,301
273
419
Malawi
12,470
314
6,120
Malaysia
161,740
605
38,791
Maldives
14,582
49
967
Mali
7,839
310
1,967
Malta
15,742
241
2,784
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,263
44
6,121
Mauritania
16,081
403
1,073
Mauritius
547
10
21
Mayotte
6,611
58
3,589
Mexico
1,641,428
140,704
277,616
Micronesia
1
0
1
Moldova
153,112
3,267
6,515
Monaco
1,205
7
203
Mongolia
1,526
2
557
Montenegro
55,803
746
9,159
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
460,144
7,977
16,481
Mozambique
27,446
249
8,317
Myanmar
134,795
2,973
13,622
Namibia
30,753
293
2,967
Nepal
267,644
1,965
3,861
Netherlands
917,308
13,056
904,252
New Caledonia
44
0
1
New Zealand
2,262
25
85
Nicaragua
6,152
167
1,760
Niger
4,156
140
972
Nigeria
112,004
1,449
20,616
Norway
58,883
521
11,751
Oman
132,011
1,514
6,284
Pakistan
521,211
10,997
34,986
Palestine
152,555
1,726
10,754
Panama
298,019
4,787
54,233
Papua New Guinea
834
9
70
Paraguay
122,588
2,518
21,605
Peru
1,064,909
38,871
43,927
Philippines
502,736
9,909
26,839
Poland
1,438,914
33,407
217,788
Portugal
556,503
9,028
135,886
Qatar
147,504
248
3,241
Romania
695,153
17,271
52,433
Russia
3,591,066
66,037
546,265
Rwanda
11,259
146
3,701
Réunion
9,446
45
348
S. Korea
72,729
1,264
12,742
Saint Kitts and Nevis
35
0
2
Saint Lucia
621
8
284
Saint Martin
1,076
12
209
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
494
1
375
Samoa
2
0
0
San Marino
2,787
65
258
Sao Tome and Principe
1,142
17
132
Saudi Arabia
365,099
6,329
1,922
Senegal
23,224
526
3,284
Serbia
374,111
3,771
338,804
Seychelles
705
2
164
Sierra Leone
3,006
77
847
Singapore
59,127
29
230
Sint Maarten
1,656
27
128
Slovakia
224,385
3,526
49,767
Slovenia
149,424
3,206
23,473
Solomon Islands
17
0
7
Somalia
4,744
130
948
South Africa
1,346,936
37,449
192,035
South Sudan
3,693
63
449
Spain
2,336,451
53,769
2,282,682
Sri Lanka
53,408
270
7,318
St. Barth
251
1
78
Sudan
26,279
1,603
8,988
Suriname
7,624
145
645
Swaziland
12,944
376
4,346
Sweden
523,486
10,323
513,163
Switzerland
499,931
8,728
173,603
Syrian Arab Republic
13,132
841
5,667
Taiwan
862
7
99
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
12,423
70
3,147
Timor-Leste
52
0
3
Togo
4,324
74
465
Trinidad and Tobago
7,399
132
329
Tunisia
181,885
5,750
45,116
Turkey
2,392,963
24,161
98,033
Turks and Caicos Islands
1,102
6
206
UAE
256,732
751
27,617
UK
3,433,494
89,860
1,797,059
USA
24,610,517
408,481
9,666,845
Uganda
38,085
304
24,698
Ukraine
1,163,716
20,869
271,651
Uruguay
32,863
319
7,926
Uzbekistan
78,036
619
879
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
119,803
1,106
5,695
Vietnam
1,539
35
102
Wallis and Futuna
4
0
3
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,113
612
80
Zambia
38,207
559
10,321
Zimbabwe
27,892
773
9,747
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