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Do in Bahrain

Posted by in on 6-19-13

Bahrain has history dating back 5000 years, from the ancient Dilmun period through the Islamic era. The country offers three forts which have been meticulously restored and opened to the public, although a lack of signs and general promotion by the country’s tourist industry sometimes makes finding these sites difficult.

Bahrain’s biggest yearly event is the Bahrain Grand Prix F1 race, held each April at the Bahrain International Circuit [8]. Plan well in advance, as flights sell out and hotel prices triple.

The high temperatures in Bahrain make sea activities seem extra tempting and water sports are extremely popular in Bahrain, with tourists and locals indulging in their sport of choice all year round in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Sailing and scuba diving are particularly popular.

Although a desert country, Bahrain boasts an international 18-hole grass golf course, which is about 15 minutes outside the capital, Manama. The par 72 championship course features five lakes and is landscaped with hundreds of date palms and desert plains.

Enjoy riding a camel along a highway.

Purchase souvenirs and buy some authentic pottery at A’ali Village Pottery.

Haggle for goods at the local souk markets.

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