Here's why you should visit Bahrain

If Bahrain isn’t on your bucket list – you need to add it right away. This amazing country in the Middle East is so much more than you would expect. Bahrain is a true gem when it comes to traveling. It offers so many various cultural and natural sights and a true traveler should never miss it. Let’s explore and see why you should visit Bahrain in 2020 for one of the best life experiences.

The diversity that comes with traveling is one of the strongest points when it comes to Bahrain’s potential. For that reason, Bahrain is one of the best countries to visit from the UAE, or wherever you’re traveling from. Bahrain is a middle east country and mostly every Saudi citizen love to enjoy the vacation in Bahrain as it has a more open environment (women need not wear their Abayas as well).

Bahrain is an Asian island state composed of 33 islands on the east coast of the Persian Gulf. Bahrain is known worldwide in recent years for events such as Formula 1. One of the most important places of interest in Bahrain is the Bahrain Financial Harbor. One of the tourist places that you can not miss on your trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain is the great mosque or Al-Fatih Mosque.

best things to do in Bahrain

Let’s go through all the amazing things you can do and visit – the reasons why you should travel to Bahrain this year.

1. Enjoy the sun in Al Dar Island

One of the best ways to spend a sunny day in Bahrain is to get a boat and visit Al Dar Islands. You do it from the Sitra Fisherman's Port, by renting a boat or getting a speedboat ride. This will cost you around 5-8 BHD for the round trip, depending on the day of the week. It’s free to enter Al Dar Island, and it takes around 15 minutes to get there.

Things you can do after you arrive include renting a chalet or beach hut, doing amazing water sports, enjoying incredible water and beach nature, and having a meal at the restaurant. We recommend swimming in the lagoon and collecting pearls; if you’re lucky enough, you’ll see dolphins, as these waters are their natural habitat.

2. Sunny Beaches in Diyar Al Muharraq

Apart from visiting the islands, you can also enjoy the sun at one of the great beaches all around Bahrain. Here are some top choices among private and public beaches, that you can explore while visiting Bahrain:

Marassi Al Bahrain is located in Diyar Al Muharraq and is a resort-type beach. It’s perfect if you’re visiting with friends since it’s famous for DJ parties and fairs, as well as water sports competitions.

The Ritz Carlton Beach – for a more luxurious experience, this pristine beach includes a lagoon, a private marina, many watersports options – and most importantly, it’s members-only.

Jarada Beach- this public beach is located in Manama, and it’s famous for pristine sand and clear waters. You can reach it by a speed boat ride and have some peaceful beach time.

3. Beaches in Zallaq

Jazaer Beach – one of the most popular options, this beach is located in Zallaq. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, where you can go snorkeling, practice sailing, and have a barbeque with your friends or family. Also, it’s close to the Lost Paradise of Dilmun, so you can consider renting a room right here.

4. Explore culture and history in Bahrain National Museum

Apart from amazing natural sights, you can also visit the Bahrain National Museum and explore its history. The museum is located in Manama, adjacent to the National Theatre of Bahrain. The whole complex is huge and includes an amazing collection of artifacts, some even 5000 years old. The place is worth seeing, so make sure you take your time to appreciate the country’s rich history.

Also, remember that the working hours are 8 am-6 pm, from Wednesday to Monday.

5. Visit The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

Bahrain can offer some great water fun at two locations. Wahoo! is located at Bahrain City Centre and offers water attraction of different ‘thrill levels’ – relaxed, moderate, and intense! You can grab your swimsuit and enjoy hours of slides, wave pool, temperature-controlled surroundings, and have the best day in Bahrain.

The other option is the Lost Paradise of Dilmun, a bigger water park located in a desert landscape that’s surely a world-class place. An interesting part of its design is that every nook of the park is inspired by a period of Dilmun history. What a way to enjoy water activities while getting to know Bahrain’s ancient history!

6. Bahrain Fort

One of the places to visit in Bahrain that surprises all tourists is the Qalat al Bahrain also known as Fort (Qa'lat) of Bahrain, a place that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient capital Dilmun. The one known as the most resistant and solitary tree in the world is located in Bahrain. It is a 400-year-old acacia tree located in the middle of the desert, to which the locals named The Tree of Life.

It is believed that this old acacia is one of the trees of Paradise and the proof that the Garden of Eden was in Bahrain.

7. Go Shopping in Manama Souq

If you’re ready for some amazing shopping experience, you simply can’t miss Manama. This city belongs to one of the best places to go shopping in 2020, and there are many reasons why that’s true. Firstly, you need to experience Gold Souq. This street market includes numerous gold vendors who offer gold jewelry and other pieces of the purest quality – 22 to 24-carat gold.

These products are an amazing souvenir, but also a fashion detail you can use for years. Apart from gold products, Manama offers many local businesses that provide a unique shopping experience. You can forget about mainstream shopping malls and enjoy browsing small shops with friendly owners, negotiate the prices, and experience the local culture.

If you visit Bahrain and fall in love with its natural beauty, we understand if you decide to move here. This venture can be stress-free and quick, and you can even have your belongings transported from the States by professional movers that guarantee their safety. This way, you will be more relaxed and ready to explore your new home and its wonders.


The list of reasons why you should visit Bahrain can go on and on, but there’s no better way to get to know this country than visiting and exploring it on your own. The best way is to research these spots online, and then make a list of the places you will visit, according to your time and interests. We are sure that Bahrain is a destination you won’t regret visiting, and the place that will ensure some amazing memories.
Kalyan Panja