Bahrain

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Additional Information
Capital Manama
Currency BHD
Timezone Asia/Bahrain
Total States 4 Governorates
Airport City Bahrain International Airport,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Arabic, English ,
National Animal Arabian oryx
Food Qoozi , Machboos,
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Manama
Popular - Museum & Galleries     Location - Manama, -Manama, -Bahrain

Manama, the modern capital of the Arabian Gulf island nation of Bahrain, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. Its acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city's thriving Bab el-Bahrain Souq offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.


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2 ) Amwaj Islands
Popular - Island     Location - Amwaj Islands, -Manama, -Bahrain

Amwaj Islands are a group of man-made islands, located in the Persian Gulf to the northeast of Bahrain, near the coast of Muharraq island. They lie 10.5 km northeast of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island


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Activity



1 ) Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Activity Duration - 9am to 4pm     Activity Category - Temple / Mosque / Church

 Ahmed Al Fateh Grand Mosque in the capital city, Manama—Bahrain’s largest—is unassuming with a beige brick-and-stone facade, typical of other Bahraini monuments. The geometrical patterns, carved windows, minarets and surahs engraved in kufic calligraphy are unobtrusively understated. But upon entering the mosque, its interiors catch me off guard. The opulence wouldn’t look out of place in a palatial five-star hotel lobby. The carpet in the prayer halls is from Scotland; the marble flooring from Italy; a three-and-a-half-tonne Swarovski crystal chandelier from Austria hangs in the main hall; the 952 hand-blown glass lamps inside the mosque are from France and the dome is one of the largest fibreglass domes in the world


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2 ) Al Hayat Museum (Beit Al Quran)
Activity Duration - 9am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm     Activity Category - Museum

Beit Al Qur'an is a multi-purpose complex dedicated to the Islamic arts and is located in Hoora, Bahrain. Established in 1990, the complex is most famous for its Islamic museum, which has been acknowledged as being one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world.

Construction of the complex began in 1984 and the museum was officially opened in March 1990 by Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo. It was built to "accommodate a comprehensive and valuable collection of the Qur'an and other rare manuscripts", a concept which, according to a regional magazine, is unique in the Persian Gulf region.The core of the museum's holdings is Kanoo's own collection of Qur'anic manuscripts and Islamic art, since he was reportedly said to have been an avid collector. As his collection grew, he reportedly came to feel a strong sense of responsibility toward the rare manuscripts he had acquired. In 1990, he donated his collection to the museum he established to operate a first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to the service of the Qur'an and the preservation of historic manuscripts.


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3 ) Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve
Activity Duration - 9am – 4pm     Activity Category - Nature Preservation

Al Areen Wildlife Park is a nature reserve and zoo, located in Sakhir, Bahrain. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country.

The reserve contains a visitors' centre, a multi-purpose hall, a museum, and administration facilities. The objective is to plant trees and vegetation to positively affect the micro-climate, encourage the successful breeding of rare animal species, and to provide both a recreational and educational facility for the public.


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Festival

1 ) Muharram

One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, a ban on alcohol is strictly enforced as a measure to promote purity. The Islamic New Year is celebrated in January, just as the Christian New Year, so the two events often merge together into one month of celebration.


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2 ) Ashura

On the 10th day of Muharram on the Islamic calendar, Bahrain’s Shi’a Muslim majority gather to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali. For most, this is not a festival, but a sad period of intense grief and mourning. It is notable to see how the local population assembles and commemorates the day in a series of processions and traditions.


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3 ) Milad Al Nabi

The most widely-celebrated festival in Bahrain, Milad Al Nabi honors the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Uniting the two predominant Islamic factions on the island— the Sunnis and the Shi’ites— both revere the memory of this important Muslim figure, although they celebrate the occasion on different days. Taking place annually in April, processions, feasting, and storytelling set a backdrop of fervent celebration.


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