Things to do in Bahrain

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Bait al quran

Bait al Quran – (0.5km)

Showcases a fascinating collection of Quranic manuscripts as well as a library of over 50,000 books written in Arabic, English, and French that center mostly on Islam. For further inquiries, +973 1729 0404.

muharraqS ouq

Muharraq Souq – (2.6km)

Offers a wide range of merchandise and famed sweet shops. The oldest section of the suq, al Qaisariya, offers a charming shopping experience. Timings: Saturday – Thursday 8am to 1pm & 4pm to 8pm.

Bahrain City Center Mall – (3.2km)

Mall opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday 10am -10pm
Thursday to Friday 10am – 12am
For inquiries, +973 1717 7771

Seef Mall – (3.4km)

Mall opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday 10am -10pm
Thursday to Friday 10am – 12am
For inquiries, +973 1758 2888

Arad Fort – (7.1km)

Close to the Bahrain International Airport, the fort has been extensively renovated. Timings: Sun-Wed: 7am – 2pm | Thurs – Sat: 9am – 6pm | Friday: 3pm – 6pm. For further inquiries, +973 1767 2278.

Bahrain Fort – (9.3km)

The fort is located atop a 17.5 hectare artificial hill that has been built over 4,000 years of continuous occupation. Open from: 8am to 6pm (Daily). For further inquiries, +973 1756 7170, +973 1756 7171, +973 1756 7177.

Al Dar Islands – (16.3km)

Al Dar Islands is a group of resort islands near Sitra, in the archipelago of Bahrain; a ten-minute offshore trip from the dhow harbour Sitra fisherman’s port. The resort offers jet skiing, snorkeling and other water sports. Opens daily from 9am, for inquiries, call +973 1770 4600.

Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve – (21.2km)

A nature reserve and zoo, located in Sakhir, Bahrain. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country. Opens during weekdays from 8am to5 pm, except on Friday from 2pm to 5pm. For inquiries, please contact + 973 1783 6116.

Jarada Island – (26km)

Some people call Jarada island by the disappearing or the hidden island because it appears at certain times of the year and then disappears due to the tidal factor. It is also famous for its crystal clear waters that you will enjoy swimming and diving, and it’s smooth golden sand. Should you wish to visit Jarada, you may contact the Concierge for assistance.

Bahrain International Circuit – (28km)

Used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. 24 Hour endurance races also hosted at BIC. For more information call: +973 1745 0000.

Tree of Life – (36.1km)

400-year old mesquite tree in Bahrain considered a natural wonder. This lone tree rises from the desert and nurtured by a source of water the origin of which remains a mystery. Open 24×7

Hawar Islands – (64km)

These islands are home to an amazing array of wildlife, including the endangered green turtle and dugong, as well as lots of seabirds. For inquiries please contact +973 1764 1666.