Most travelers go to Dubai to shop and live a good life, however, the goal of traveling is to live new experiences, right? Bahrain is a place of everything: rugged terrain, royal elegance, modern establishments, and intact culture. That said, here are the 7 most beautiful places in Bahrain curated personally:

7 Most Beautiful Places in Bahrain

Bahrain National Museum

Everything about Bahrain’s history and present affairs is located here. The Bahrain National Museum is the largest and one of the earliest museums in the country.

From the Durand Stone hailing from the Babylonian Era to ancient Quran manuscripts, the museum has everything you want to know about Bahrain in its 27,800 sqm space.

Bahrain National Museum
Bahrain National Museum | Photo by Slywire under creative commons

Al Fateh Grand Mosque

You may have seen mosques in your home country but the Al Fateh Grand Mosque is different. It is one of the largest mosques on the planet which can house 7,000 worshippers any time.

Noted as one of the most beautiful places in Bahrain, the mosque has an understated design which is present in most mosques incorporating a classic design. Once you go inside, you can find more than 7,000 books, and some are century old already.

Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Manama, Bahrain
Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Manama, Bahrain | Photo by Ciacho5 under creative commons

Qal’at al-Bahrain

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qal’ at al-Bahrain is a place of great cultural importance. The place is still being researched by archaeologists in pursuit to gather artifacts and fossils dating back to 2300 BC.

It is labeled as Bahrain’s “most important antiquity” for a good reason. The 180,000 sqm area of the site is where structures of Dilmun empire were and still being unearthed.

Qal’at al-Bahrain
Qal’at al-Bahrain | Photo by Petr Kadlec under creative commons

Bab Al-Bahrain

This site is the former central business district of Manama, the capital of Bahrain. That is why its name literally means “gateway to Bahrain” in English.

Currently, the site is nearby to the Government Avenue where various banks and businesses are. The progressive city is also recognized as one of the most beautiful places in Bahrain for showing off the country’s bustle!

Bab-Al-Bahrain Fountain
Bab-Al-Bahrain Fountain | Photo by Harold Heindell Tejada under creative commons

Al Areen Wildlife Park

One of the five protected areas in Bahrain is a natural reserve and zoo where one can see Bahrain’s rich biodiversity.

In the area, there are more than 100,000 plants and trees, 45 species of animals, 82 species of birds, and 25 species of flora. You can witness the Savannah monitor lizard, Chapman’s zebra, or the African wild dog.

You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its environment and wildlife.

Al Areen Wildlife Park | Photo by Ange under creative commons

King Fahd Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway is a network of bridges and roads linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It was opened to the public in 1986 and has been a great factor in both the country’s booming economy and strong relationship.

Its name comes from King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia who visited the area in 1986.

King Fahd Causeway
King Fahd Causeway | Photo by Navin Shetty Brahmavar under creative commons

The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

The best way to end your trip in Bahrain is to cool down at the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park. With over 18 slides mixed with traditional architecture, the place is distinctly Bahraini but appeals to all people.

Just make sure you have enough time to explore 77,000 sqm. This is a good choice for those visiting Bahrain with your family.

The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park | Photo by Chris Price under creative commons

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