10 Things to do in Bahrain

A guide to experiencing what Bahrain is truly all about!


Historical Sites

Bahrain boasts a rich history and plenty of it can be seen across the island. From the military forts in Riffa, Arad and Karbabad to the Burial Mounds in A’ali and the Barbar Temple in Barbar, there is certainly plenty to learn about for every history buff.

Cultural Sites

There is no better place to immerse yourself in the rich Arabian culture than in Bahrain. Cultural sites can be found everywhere, from the Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Juffair to the National Museum in Manama, there is plenty to choose from and you will surely come away with a great appreciation for Arabia.

The Souq

No trip to Bahrain would be complete without a visit to the traditional Manama Souq. Known as Bab Al Bahrain, you will find countless numbers of traders selling everything from local handicrafts and souvenirs to jewellery and electronics.


Shopping Malls

Bahrain has some of the biggest and most modern shopping malls in the Gulf. Each boasts a wide range of stores featuring goods from internationally renowned brands including clothing outlets, electronics depots, restaurants, supermarket chains, and the like. Take your pick between Bahrain City Centre, Seef Mall in Seef or Muharraq, Bahrain Mall, Dana Mall, or the recently opened Juffair Mall, and you will more likely than not find what you are looking for, and more!


Whatever cuisine you are craving, you will surely find it in Bahrain. For a great meal, visit Coco’s, The Meat Co., Rik’s Kountry Kitchen, or David’s Crazy Stir Fry, or go with the regular favourites such as McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and the like.


Bahrain has some of the best spas. A few of them include the Sofitel Thalassa Resort and Spa in Zallaq, Al Areen Palace and Spa also in Zallaq, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Spa in Seef, to name a few.


Bahrain has some pretty picturesque beaches. Enjoy a beautiful sunset at Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq, Asry Beach in Hidd or Karbabad Beach near Seef, all of which are open to the public. There are also private beaches at Amwaj Islands, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Spa in Seef, and Sofitel Thalassa Resort and Spa in Zallaq.


The desert

Bahrain has one of the most scenic deserts in the region. As a bonus, it boasts what is called the Tree of Life, one of the oldest living trees known in the area.


All forms of watersport can be enjoyed in Bahrain. Visit the Bahrain Yacht Club, Bahrain Sailing Club, or Al Bander Hotel and Resort for the very best options


Since you’re already at Bahrain International Circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, why not enjoy some of the circuit’s many events. BIC offers a wide range of exciting activities for fans to feel the true adrenaline rush of racing. Either go with a group of friends for some fun times at the world-class Bahrain International Karting Circuit, test your poise in the Dragster Xperience, test your skills at the Land Rover Experience Center or take your very own car or motorbike on a drive around the circuit or down the drag strip. Whatever you choose, you will not regret making the extra trip to “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

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