Bahrain is a popular destination for tourists and a great place to raise a family and lead a high-quality life. Many people are lucky to call this island nation home, and while Bahrain is a relatively small kingdom, there is more to do than what meets the eye. If you are in town for the weekend or if you’re a Bahrain native looking to explore your hometown, below is a list of exciting sites you can add to your to-do list.
Rayés Lebanese Restaurant
Rayés Restaurant offers Lebanese cuisine at its finest. Dine-in style and indulge in Mediterranean delicacies on a scenic waterfront location accompanied by live music. Unwind by the sea and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, perfect for catching up with friends or meeting with clients over a bite.
Bahrain International Circuit
Tour the Bahrain International Circuit, known for hosting the annual Bahrain Gulf Air Grand Prix: It is the hottest event of the year and continues to draw large crowds of people, attracting internationally renowned artists from around the globe. The BIC is reserved all year round for several motorsport championships and events. If you do stop by, check out the circuit features; the go-kart circuit is well-crafted, and so is the off-road driving course.
Bahrain is a hub for natural pearls and is widely regarded as the island of Pearls. It has always enjoyed a prosperous economy in pearl diving in the Gulf and worldwide. To keep the heritage alive, enterprises frequently organize pearl diving excursions and fishing activities to educate customers about pearl hunting.
It’s always a good idea to take a break from the mall and experience the hustle and bustle of the market. The Bab Al Bahrain marks the entrance which paves the way for a market with an array of goods: hand-woven rugs, gold jewelry, trinkets, nuts, spices, you can find it all here.
Bahrain National Theatre
Be on the lookout for any upcoming shows in the Bahrain National Theatre. The theatre regularly features world-class performances by top orchestras, ballets, renowned artists such as Yanni, and many other cultural activities. Moreover, the theatre is the largest in the Arab world and quite the sight to see, its architectural design reminiscent of the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights.
If there is one thing that Bahrain does right, it is the shopping experience. In keeping with norms in the Gulf, the shopping malls are spacious, clean with perfume and oud booths around every corner. You can find goods from low to middle-range brands at City Centre to more expensive ones at Moda Mall and Alaali Mall.
Adliya Dining District
Block 338 is a lively venue with many upscale bars and restaurants; As well as first-class dining, there are art galleries to tout and a collection of small boutiques scattered along the block. Al Riwaq Art Space is an exquisite venue, among other art establishments, which attracts many talented local artists, and has contributed to the thriving art scene in Bahrain.
Try the Bahraini Halwa: a treat everyone should try for a taste of the Bahraini experience. You can purchase this dessert at Jamal Showaiter Sweets, a household name in Bahrain, open for business since 1850. The Halwa has a unique jelly-like texture and is typically served with coffee. If you are a fan of Turkish Delight, you will surely love this.
Horseback Riding in the Desert
Tread across the desert with a valiant steed: The Arabian horse, in all its breathtaking grandeur. The tour begins at the Equestrian Center and conveniently ends at Bahrain Fort just in time for the sunset. The best part? You don’t need to be a professional, people from all skill levels are welcome.
La Taverna Sul Mare
La Taverna Sul Mare was the first Italian restaurant in Bahrain and has since set the standard high for other restaurants. Promoseven Holdings acquired the restaurant and changed its name to La Taverna Sul Mare but it still retains its excellent customer service and high-quality meals. The restaurant is situated in the perfect location so that customers can dine the Italian way; there is an outdoor lounge at the venue where guests can bask in the fresh air and take in the vibrant atmosphere.
If you are looking for a place to stay for your visit, look no further than C Hotel in Coral Bay Hotel and Resort. Stay at one of our many private hotel rooms, all in excellent condition, each room equipped with a private bathroom connected to a bath. For those who want to attempt water sports, a selection of water activities are available: snorkeling, diving, and fishing. You are also welcome to indulge in refreshments from the on-site bar and relax on our private beach. The hotel offers restaurants, a spa, a hairdressing salon, and a five-star floating boutique hotel. C Hotel is conveniently located near popular sites in Bahrain, only 8 km from Bahrain Fort, and 5 km away from City Centre Mall. Reserve a room at C Hotel today!
Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Al Fateh Grand Mosque is another landmark in Bahrain you can’t miss. Bahrain prides itself in being home to one of the largest mosques in the world. Learn about the mosque’s extensive history and plan a tour with one of the guides to gain insight into Islam. The walls of the mosque are decorated in intricate ornamentation and contain ancient calligraphy writings. Stylistically, the mosque is an architectural feat: the dome of the mosque is made of fiberglass, the floors are of Italian marble, and the chandelier is from Austria.
If you’re still unsure of what to do this weekend, you could make a quick trip to Juffair Beach, lounge around the C Hotel’s private pool, or swim with the dolphins at the dolphin resort in Bahrain.