A Day in Bahrain – take in a little history while you shop

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Long layover in Bahrain? No problem! Here’s a couple of fun and interesting things to see and do in Bahrain in just a day.

The Al Fateh Grand Mosque

One of the largest mosques in the world, the Al Fateh Grand mosque can accommodate staggering 7,000 worshippers. Guided tours lead visitors around the mosque, as they explain the history and beautiful architecture to guests.

The Tree of Life

A 400-year-old tree, reported to hold supernatural powers, sits atop the ruins of an ancient fortress. The only living tree in the area, archaeologists have discovered broken pottery and other artefacts dating back to the bronze age around the tree.

The National Museum

National Museum Of Bahrain | Image Credit - Francisco Anzola, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
National Museum Of Bahrain | Image Credit – Francisco Anzola, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

If you want to know more about the country, the best place to head to is the national museum. Located nearby to several luxury hotels in Bahrain, such as the well-known Reef Resort Bahrain, you can join a guided tour which will take you around several displays of art, historical artefacts and even a 1932 Buick which belongs to the Sultan.

The Manama Souk

Beni-Sakur-Six [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Beni-Sakur-Six [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Dating back to the beginnings of the city, the old souk has reinvented itself into a modern-day market, filled with shops and little vendors selling a combination of souvenirs and daily consumer products. The souk is clean and safe enough for women to wander alone.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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