Why You Should Visit Bahrain
Bahrain is a modern metropolis home to many exciting possibilities with its excellent shopping centers, thriving restaurants and interesting heritage sites. If you want to get around and explore Bahrain you may consider visiting some of its ancient forts such as the Qala’at al-Bahrain just a few minutes’ drive outside of the capital Manama. Bahrain is also home to many museums where you can explore the country’s rich heritage – the Bahrain National Museum is one of the most highly recommended tourism destinations. The country’s location by the sea also makes water-based activities very popular with scuba diving and sailing at the top of the list for adventurous travelers. No visit to Bahrain will be complete without visiting one of its luxury shopping malls where there is also plenty of entertainment for kids such as arcades and cinemas.
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Arriving In Bahrain
Bahrain International Airport is Bahrain’s primary airport located just 7 km outside of Manama. The airport itself consists of two passenger terminals and offers a huge variety of facilities such as cafés, restaurants and duty-free shopping. The most popular way for travelers to get into the city from the airport is by taxi, although you can find numerous car rental agencies at Bahrain International Airport if you would rather drive your own vehicle around.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Bahrain there are plenty of airlines providing flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Travelers flying out of Abu Dhabi can catch flights with Etihad Airways and Gulf Air, while visitors based in Dubai can travel with Cathay Pacific, Emirates, flydubai and Gulf Air. Additionally, it is also possible to catch flights to Bahrain from Sharjah with Air Arabia.
Bahrain Travel Information
UAE travelers will not need a visa in order to enter Bahrain, although you will still need to bring along a national ID card. In Bahrain the weather is very hot over the summer with highs of around 38 degrees, so you may want to visit during the winter period between November and March if you want to avoid the heat. There are public buses available in Bahrain that can take you around the city, although you may want to rent a car at the airport if you are unfamiliar with local bus routes.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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