The Kingdom of Bahrain has many different attractions to cater to a myriad of interests. For history lovers, there is the rich heritage of ancient civilizations, which date back to over 5,000 years, with many temples and burial mounds to explore. A good place to start With is the Bahrain National Museum where you can learn about Bahrain’s rich history throughout the millennia.
Forts at Riffa, Arad and of course the Bahrain Fort itself are remarkable examples of ancient architecture. Closer to the present, historically speaking, you can visit the restored houses of Muharraq which depict Bahraini style of homes as they were during the last century. Or you can learn about the history of pearl diving at the pearl museum. More recent landmarks well worth the visit include Oil Well No. 1 and the 25 km King Fahd Causeway which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.
Nature lovers may visit the Al Areen wildlife sanctuary where they will see flamingos, ostriches, camels and the renowned Oryx; or take a trip to the centre of the Island and gaze in wonder at the Tree of Life which has survived for hundreds of years in the middle of the desert. If your interest is sports, then take a Friday trip to race course at Sakhir. And whilst you’re there, why not pop across to the Bahrain International Circuit for some motor sports fun, or enjoy the nearby water sports at the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, the largest and most advanced water park in the Middle East.
Stamps and Currency collectors will have a field day at the stamps and currency museums. And for those of you interested to knowing more about Islam, then head for the Al Fateh Mosque in the new Juffair area where friendly guides are ready to enlighten you.