What to see in Manama

Manama Attractions

As the meeting place for locals and visitors, and a fantastic way to experience the true flavours, scents and colours of Manama, a visit to the souks (local markets) are a must. Here one can purchase anything from beautiful Persian rugs to rare and precious jewellery, all while sampling the local cuisine along the way. If one is to venture just slightly out of the city, Bahrain's special history can be encountered in numerous old fort buildings, dating back as far back as 3000 BC, and beautifully restored and preserved for visitors to admire.

And when the temperatures of the desert seem overwhelming, water activities seem extra tempting. Luckily water sports are extremely popular in Bahrain, with tourists and locals indulging in their sport of choice all year round in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Sailing and scuba diving are particularly popular, but if you prefer to stay on land but still feel the need to cool down, you can visit the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark with the family, allowing kids to tube and slide the day away, while cooling off from the desert climate. Whether it is in the water or in the desert, there is plenty to choose from for the whole family in this versatile country of extremes.

Bahrain Fort

Located roughly two miles (4km) from Manama along the coast of Bahrain, the archaeological site of Bahrain Fort (Qal'at…

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Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

On a swelteringly hot day, the perfect activity for both children and adults in Bahrain is a trip to the Lost Paradise…

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Manama Souk

To experience the true flavours, scents and colours of Manama, a visit to the souks (local markets) are a must.…

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