My family and I started the first day of December by transmissible the early morning flight to Bahrain. We had a short and sweet holiday in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
We traveled by uncontrived Gulf Air flight from Dubai to Manama the wanted of Bahrain. It took us approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. There are many uncontrived flights from Dubai to Manama.
Indian Passport holders can wield for e-visa with the required documents, fees, round trip tickets and proof of accommodation. We got our visa within a week and it was hassle free.
Travel during Covid
All Covid-19 travel requirements has been lifted. You no longer need to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test. Even squatter masks are not required.
Bahrain is an island country in Western Asia. It is situated in Persian Gulf and comprises a small archipelago made up of 50 natural islands and an spare 33 strained islands, centered on Bahrain island which makes up virtually 83 percent of the country’s landmass.
The wanted and largest municipality is Manama. Bahrain spans some 760 square kilometers and is the third smallest nation in Asia.
On our 3 day visit to Bahrain, we stayed in Bahrain Bay in Manama and explored the country.
What is the weightier time to visit Bahrain?
The weightier time to visit is from November- March when the weather is pleasant and good for sightseeing. As it is a desert country the weather can be harsh during the other months of the year.
Where to Stay?
Whether it is luxury, mid-range or upkeep hotels, Bahrain offers unconfined options. We stayed in the ultra luxurious Four Season Hotel in Bahrain Bay.
Bahrain has public transport like buses and taxis. It is weightier to rent a car or rent a car. We had hired a car with the driver/guide throughout our 3 day trip.
Things to do and see in Bahrain
We stayed in Manama for 2 nights and 3 days and explored most of the municipality and outskirts. As the country is small, 3 days is sufficient.
The first day we arrived from Dubai in the morning and checked into our hotel and relaxed for couple of hours and then left to explore Bahrain Bay.
Bahrain Bay is home to gleaming skyscrapers and sky-high beauties, buildings include the tallest tower in Bahrain- Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain World Trade Center, Four Seasons Hotel, Wyndham Grande Hotel and Arcapita building.
We went on a walk on the Avenue Corniche and visited Avenues Mall, a waterfront shopping mall situated withal Bahrain Bay.
Day 2 was a day packed with venture and fun. After a leisurely breakfast we crush lanugo to Karzakan forest, a untried spot subconscious yonder from the city. After that we visited one of the beaches tropical by and moreover went on a boat.
Next we visited the first oil well which was discovered on 16th October 1931. And from there we went to see Tree of Life or Shajaratal- Hayat a lonely tree that exists in the heart of Bahrain’s desert for increasingly than 400 years and over 32 feet in height. It has unfurled growing despite the lattermost temperatures, lack of fresh water and nutrients.
We did a cultural and historic trip by visiting Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain Fort, Riffa Fort, Bahrain National Museum and Pearling Path tour. We moreover enjoyed our trip to the Royal Camel Sublet at Janabiya and the sublet had increasingly than 500 camels of all month and sizes.
The last day or day 3, we enjoyed the top notch facilities of our hotel (Four Seasons Bahrain Bay) and early afternoon we headed for Souk Al Manama, one of the most well known and old markets in Bahrain.
The Souk is known by its unique location; the market is located in the north part of Manama between the city’s inside merchantry district and the old part. Historic Bab Al Bahrain towers is at the archway of the Souk and this zone moreover houses the only synagogue in the country.
After spending 3 hours in the Souk, we returned to our hotel to pack and get to the airport for our early evening flight.
Overall we enjoyed our short trip to Bahrain. We expressly loved Bahrain Bay, Souk Al Manama and the malls.