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Need to know: Bahrain

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Geography Bahrain is a small archipelago of 33 islands located just off the eastern coastline of Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf. Bahrain Island is the largest land mass at 55 kilometres long by 18 kilometres wide, and is connected to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd Causeway. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast […]

A bright future

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With its compelling mix of history, culture and futuristic new projects, Bahrain is fast becoming one of the Gulf’s most dynamic destinations. Each year, the island nation welcomes more and more visitors to its shores, drawn to the stunning landscapes, ancient settlements, five-star hotels and pristine coastline that have come to define the offering here. […]

Building a legacy

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An important part of Bahrain’s appeal comes from its connection to the past. The Kingdom embraces the future, but its charm lies in an ability to carefully nurture its heritage and it is this eclectic mix of history and modernity that sets the destination apart. At every turn, there’s a reminder of a legacy that […]

Welcoming the world

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Peter Cook CEO, Atbahrain What do you think sets Bahrain apart as a tourism destination? PC: Bahrain offers a travel experience that is unique. It’s a truly genuine, Middle Eastern family experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Here, you can go from ancient settlements and forts to colourful bazaars and high-end […]

Making a connection

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Bahrain is busy building a bright future, one that capitalises on the great strides the Kingdom has made in attracting increasing numbers of leisure tourists and business visitors. Like many of its Gulf neighbours, Bahrain’s goal is to lessen its reliance on oil, and instead diversify the economy and play to the country’s many strengths, […]

Shaping the future

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From an island paradise to a green city haven, in the years to come Bahrain is set to seriously boost its tourism credentials. Investment in infrastructure continues apace, whilst the Kingdom’s pipeline of master-planned cities, malls and major hotel chains is set to turn Bahrain into one of the region’s most attractive destinations. Bahrain Bay  […]

Insider guide Adliya

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Visitors seeking Manama’s cultural quarter should look no further than Adliya and artsy area Block 338, which is home to an eclectic mix of art galleries. The best way to explore Adliya is to stroll through the colourful streets where galleries, cafés and restaurants make for a lively district. Providing a platform for local and […]

Central Business District

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With Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) at its heart, Manama’s Central Business District is a thriving urban area where international commerce, retail and luxury hotels sit side by side. Standing out on the skyline are the distinctive twin towers of  Bahrain World Trade Center, showcasing the very best in award-winning architecture. Acknowledging Bahrain’s maritime past, […]

Insider guide Muharraq

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The jewel in the crown of historic Bahrain, Muharraq is brimming with culture and heritage. As the former capital of the Kingdom, until 1923, the ancient city has a fascinating story to tell stretching back thousands of years. Around every corner is another traditional house or heritage area and the best way to explore it […]