Things to do
Bahrain has a history dating back 5,000 years, from the ancient period of Dilmun to the Islamic era. The country offers three forts that have been meticulously restored and open to the public, although the lack of signs and the general promotion of the country's tourism industry sometimes makes finding these sites difficult.
Bahrain's biggest annual event is the Bahrain Grand Prix F1 race, which is held every April at the Bahrain International Circuit. Plan ahead, since tickets are sold out and hotel prices tripled. Discounts are also usually offered to people who make their first reservations at rates of 10-20%. Tickets normally cost BD 150 to BD 60 depending on the grandstand.
The high temperatures in Bahrain make activities at sea seem more tempting and water sports are very popular in Bahrain, with tourists and locals surrendering to their favorite sport all year round in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Navigation and diving are particularly popular.
Although it is a desert country, Bahrain has an 18-hole international golf course, which is located about 15 minutes from the capital, Manama. The par 72 golf course has five lakes and is decorated with hundreds of date palms and desert plains.
Enjoy riding a camel along a road.
Buy souvenirs and buy some authentic pottery at A'ali Village Pottery.
Bargain for products in the local souk markets.