Compiled by Archie D'Cruz

with Roy Kietzman and Ali Mushaima

Photographs: James Davis, Kadir Kir and Shukri Rasool

Sunny. Laid-back. Idyllic. Those are the images Bahrain conjures up for most people familiar with the region. Which is great if all you want to do during your visit is put your feet up and relax.

But there is a lot more to Bahrain than its small land size might suggest.

So put those boots back on and join us as we explore the sights and sounds of a country that is, quite simply, like no other in the world!

Through the links on this page, we will take you not just to the popular tourist spots, but also to places off the beaten track. We will also help you shop, join you in a game or two, give you lessons in history, and if you're good, take you out to dinner.

Ready? Let's go....


Sightseeing - Popular

Off the Beaten Track

Art and Heritage

Religion and Culture


The Sporting Life


Food and Drink

Thirsting for More?




Tour Guides

Around the Island in 24 Hours

Around Bahrain in Seven Days

In search of the Garden of Eden

Home Page

Planning A Trip?


What to See & Do

Where to Stay

Getting Around

Food and Drink

Arts & Crafts

Sports & Leisure



Visitor's Directory

Picture Gallery

Other Destinations

Meet the Team

Contact Us

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With Bahrain gaining in popularity as a tourist destination, many tour operators offer package deals with charter flights and hotel stay. Check with your travel agent, there are many good deals to be had.