In a country whose Arabic name means “two seas,” referring to fresh and salt water, visitors are sure to discover more duality in the kingdom of Bahrain, a Persian Gulf island nation that boasts a prehistoric heritage and a contemporary sensibility.
Travelers wishing to explore regional history can find it close to their Bahrain hotel with a visit to the Qulat Al Bahrain site, capital of the ancient Silmun civilization. Guests at our Bahrain accommodations can jump back into the 21st century with Formula One action at Bahrain International Circuit, splash time at water parks or a visit to the National Museum.
Bahrain is a Muslim country and, though conservative, is considered more open than its neighbors. The relaxed capital, Manama, has luxury shopping, traditional souq markets and scores of international restaurants, not to mention a Bahraini staple: coffee shops offering cardamom-infused brew and bubbling water pipes. Travelers can also head out from their Bahrain hotel to visit the solitary Tree of Life in the desert, view historic burial mounds or take a water taxi to Al Dar Island for snorkeling and pearl diving.
So whether guests want to witness traditional dhow boat building or sample the city nightlife, it’s all possible in Bahrain.