Tourism in Bahrain, 10 Reasons to Visit Bahrain. Bahrain receives most of its visitors from Arab countries of the Persian Gulf during the year. However, the number of tourists coming from outside the region is increasing. Bahrain is visited by 5.6 million tourists in 2017.
Bahrain is an island country located on the Gulf of Basra and is the only Arab country situated on the Gulf of Basra in its position. Here are 10 reasons to visit Bahrain.
Al Jazaer Beach is the first thing you will notice when you come here. Popular with white sand, this beach is one of the most famous tourist areas of the country. There are many luxurious accommodation and entertainment areas here. When you come here, you can visit the El Arin Natural Life Park, which is located near the village.
Sitra is an island in the Persian Gulf. More fishermen are using this island. The natural beauty of this island is worth seeing. You can also visit agricultural villages like Al Kharijiya and Mahazza when you arrive here.
3. Er Rifaa
Er-Rifaa is a historic city that must be visited. It is known as the heart of the country. It is the place where the most important oil deposits of the country are located. Authentic bazaars in the city are lined up in the streets. This is the meeting point of old and new. There is also one of the most famous golf courses in the Middle East.
Manama is the largest city in Bahrain’s capital city. It has a very modern structure. If you are here, you can also visit tourist attractions such as El Fatih Mosque, Bahrain Castle, Bahrain National Museum, Barbarian Temple, Royal Cemetery and Pearl Removal Museum.
5. Beit Al Quran
Beit Al Quran, located in Manama’s Hoora district, is regarded as one of the world’s most famous Islamic museums opened in 1990. Here, the most important manuscripts of the world’s Qur’an are exhibited. Apart from that, many works related to Islamic history are exhibited.
6. Al Muharraq
Al Muharraq is the second largest city in the country. It is also one of the important trade centers of the country. In this city you can taste elements of Middle Eastern culture such as hookah and mint tea.
7. Amwaj Islands
Amwaj Island is an artificial island located about 10 km away from the capital Manama. With an area of 4.31 km², the island has many top dining restaurants, various accommodation alternatives and entertainment areas.
8. Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Al Fateh Grand Mosque, located in Manama, is one of the biggest mosques in the world with its 6500 square meter area opened in 1988. It has a capacity of about 7 thousand people. The mosque was taken from Ahmed Al-Fateh, the founder of Bahrain.
9. Bahrain Fort
Bahrain Fortress, located in Manama, is the oldest structure of the country built in the year 2300 BC. However, according to some historians, today’s castle was built in the 6th century AD. There are many historical ruins in the excavations made here. This castle is one of the most important symbols of the country.
10. Hawar Islands
The Havar Islands, south of Bahrain, are made up of 7 large and about 25 small islands. The largest of these islands is the island of Haar. Located right on the shore of Qatar, this island is especially favored for bird watching.