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Bahrain

INTRODUCTION

What a wonderful country! Bahrain is made up of thirty three different islands with endless exploring opportunities. There is so much to see, as Bahrain is rich with ancient culture. Bahrain is one of those jewels that once you explore it, you will sit back and wonder why it took so long to find!

HISTORY

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Capital: Manama

Languages: English, Farsi and Arabic

Currency: Bahraini Dinar

Climate: Hot humid summers and lovely cool winters

Time Zone: UTC + 3

Power: 230 V 50 Hz

ATTRACTIONS

Shopping is an experience in itself. You will come away with a real sense of accomplishment, as bartering is the order of the day. See what price you can get, have a laugh and enjoy the experience.

Siyadi House? is one of the most amazing examples of a 19th century architecture, which features ornate ceilings, stained-glass windows, carved screens, and a large safe set into the wall of a small, upper reception room.

Al-Khamis Mosque

The first dwellings on the site are believed to have been constructed around 2800 BC, and have subsequently been overlaid by numerous fortified settlements. The last was built in the early 16th century to defend Portugal's recent acquisition of the islands. For this reason, it is also known locally as the Portuguese Fort. Numerous excavations have uncovered a variety of relics from the fort's past.

Pearl Diving Museum?

The Pearl Diving Museum is regarded as one of the most important and historic buildings in Bahrain. It's importance derives from being the first official center for the Bahrain Courts.

Arad Fort

Built in the 16th Century this wonderful landmark will be one of the first you will see when you get to Bahrain due to its proximity to the airport. Not much is about the forts history, even to the point of not being certain of the date the fort was constructed.

Diving

It is said that this is the place where it all begun, the wonderfully warm shallow waters of Bahrain. Here, divers, underwater photographers and snorkelers can see and amazing variety of marine life, some of which include clown fish, trigger fish, sturgeon, turtles, rays, lion fish, grouper, snapper, crayfish and even whalesharks while tuna, mackerel and barracuda cruise above.

Barbar Temple

Excavations begun at the Temple in the 1950s and 1960s and remarkably have revealed three stone-built temples dating from the second and third millennia BC. It is believed that they were built as a place of worship for the God of Spring Waters, Enki, and a sacred well within the complex has strengthened this theory.

RESTAURANTS

NIGHTLIFE

LODGING

As far as accommodations are concerned, the choice is yours. Lodging can range from Five-Star hotels such as Sheraton, Ritz-Carlton, and Hilton to One-Star hotels.

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