Bahrain is a beautiful country brimming with mesmerizing ancient history, rich culture, and breath-taking architecture. One unique fact about Bahrain, it is the only island nation in the Middle East which makes it quite exotic as a travel destination.
The past and the present thrive alongside each other in this beautiful nation. Bahrain is a land of ancient forts casting romantic silhouettes in the twilight. But that’s not all you will find here, Bahrain is home to some of the most luxurious five-star hotels, pristine sandy beaches, extensive shopping complexes, Bahrain International Circuit famous for its Formula 1 race and gastronomic experiences too.
What to do in Bahrain? Where do we begin when there’s so much to do ‘When in Bahrain’
You can discover Bahrain’s legacy, by diving to seek amazing treasures and find undiscovered wealth during your pearl diving experience. Bahrain is the world’s premier location for natural pearls. Take a dip in the blue seas and find your own Bahraini pearl and as you search for oysters and explore vibrant coral reefs, you could meet a variety of sea life.
Defy gravity during your next visit in Bahrain and experience the feeling of “free fall” at Gravity, the first ever indoor skydiving facility in Bahrain with the tallest wind tunnel in the world. Kids and adults both are welcome to experience this thrill.
If you are in Bahrain with your kids, take your little speed racer’s go karting on the track of the Bahrain International circuit. Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is a must-visit automobile venue located in the desert region of Sakhir. It also holds events such as drag-racing, the GP2 Series and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix, BIC.
When it comes to unique wonders Bahrain is home to the very rare mystical and magical ‘Tree Of Life’ which is a tree that is over 400 years in the Sakhir desert. This remarkable natural wonder stands alone on top of a 25 foot hill. With no source of water, in the heart of the desert, the tree is 32 feet tall and growing despite the high temperatures and arid climate. The tree is a local attraction, visited by approximately 50,000 tourists every year.
For the history buffs out there, did you know that Bahrain is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites and has a history dating back to the ancient Dilmun civilization? The 3 sites recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites are the Pearling Path, Qal’at-al-Bahrain, and the Dilmun Burial Mounds. The destination is rich in Arabic culture, which is reflected through its architecture, mosques and souqs. There are many places you can visit in Bahrain where one can experience their rich heritage and culture like the Arad Fort, Bahrain Fort, Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort and the Al Fateh Mosque.
Bahrain offers its visitors a shopping experience like no other. With iconic shopping malls and traditional marketplaces, shopping in Bahrain is a matter of fun and excitement. If you are interested in buying gold, Souq Al Manama is the place you want to visit. The top-notch malls in Bahrain will give you a world-class shopping experience. Some of the shopping must visits are Moda Mall, The Avenues, Gold Souq, City Centre Bahrain, Dragon City, Capital Mall, Seef Mall etc.
It wouldn’t be a successful holiday if you didn’t try the local delicacies. Luckily, Bahrain is overflowing with incredible food to tantalize the taste buds. From traditional Bahraini cuisine, fine-dining, to burger places. Bahrain’s food scene will satisfy your cravings. One place you definitely want to visit is Block 338 to get the real flavor Bahrain’s diverse food scene, you can discover a wealth of rooftop restaurants, cafes, shops and al fresco dining.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority was established in 2015 under the Royal Decree number (76) for the year 2015 issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)’s scope of work includes all sectors related to national tourism affairs in the Kingdom: organize conventions and trade exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain; attract international, regional and local conferences to be hosted in the Kingdom; establish, manage, promote and maintain the Authority’s conventions and exhibitions centers directly or through specialized companies or firms BTEA establishes solely or in partnership with others for the same purpose; grant licenses for conventions and trade exhibitions, supervise and assess them.
The Tourism sector aims to attract prominent international events that engage large number of tourists and strengthen the position of Bahrain as an important tourism attraction on a regional and international level.
BTEA also aspires to boost the Tourism sector’s contribution in the national economy, in line with the Bahrain Economic vision 2030 and toward achieving the goals of the Economic Development Board.