Manama

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy in the Arabian Gulf, with Manama as its capital city. It is an island country comprising more than 30 islands and has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity due to its central location between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25km King Fahd Causeway. Manama is a modern city, hosting the acclaimed Bahrain National Museum which showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city's thriving Bab al-Bahrain bazaar offers wares ranging from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls. Bahrain is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilization, famous for its pearl fisheries, considered the best in the world.

A True Tree of Life

Near the highest point in Bahrain stands a 400-year-old wonder and a nature lover’s dream. Eliciting legend and attracting tourists from all over the world, the tree, known locally as Shajarat-al-Hayat, is abundantly covered in green leaves and stands completely alone, surrounded by the vastness of the desert. Its secret is a taproot that can reach down to water 115 feet beneath the surface.


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Attractions

  • Bahrain National Museum

    This is the oldest and largest public museum in the Kingdom and covers 6000 years of Bahrain’s history, with a particular appeal to lovers of archaeology, with currency, tools, pottery and art, and nature lovers, with specimens of Bahrain’s flora and fauna. Islamic history is well-represented with ancient manuscripts of the Quran.

  • History at Bahrain Fort

    Built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, the fort lays on an ancient tale and provides sweeping views of the Gulf. There are seven layers to its mound, telling stories of multiple civilisations. Once the capital of the Dilmun civilisation, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Archaeological excavations at the site provide wonderful insight into the Copper and Bronze Ages of Bahrain.

  • Haggle at Manama Souq

    More than just a marketplace, the souq is the capital’s open-air trading hub, with the expected hustle and bustle accompanying the myriad of deals on offer. It is an authentic street market experience. Make your way along the winding roads and through the multiple alleyways to get lost in the sights and sounds on offer. When it comes to price, negotiation isn’t just accepted, it’s expected.

  • A True Tree of Life

    Near the highest point in Bahrain stands a 400-year-old wonder and a nature lover’s dream. Eliciting legend and attracting tourists from all over the world, the tree, known locally as Shajarat-al-Hayat, is abundantly covered in green leaves and stands completely alone, surrounded by the vastness of the desert. Its secret is a taproot that can reach down to water 115 feet beneath the surface.


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  • Manama, Bahrain
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    • Pool
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    • Free WIFI
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    Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain features serviced apartments perfect for extended trips or relocation. Accommodations feature rooftop po

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    • Resort
    • City
    • Beach
    • Family
    • Nearby Airport
    • Pool
    • Spa
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    • Free WIFI
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers impeccable service and a host of exceptional amenities. Featuring elegant guest rooms with remarkable views, this Bah

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  • Manama, Bahrain
    • City
    • Family
    • Nearby Airport
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI
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    Boasting an upscale, contemporary design, our hotel is part of a retail and entertainment destination with a water park and a cinema.

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  • Manama, Bahrain
    • City
    • Family
    • Nearby Airport
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI

    Thoughtfully designed with a host of innovative facilities for business and leisure travelers, The Westin Bahrain City Centre hotel connects to the co

    untry's largest mall, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue.
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  • Manama, Bahrain
    • City
    • Nearby Airport
    • Downtown
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI
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    Centrally located in the heart of the Manama business and diplomatic area and adjacent to the prestigious Moda Mall.

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  • Manama, Bahrain
    • City
    • Residences
    • Family
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI
    • Free Parking

    Residence Inn Manama Juffair is the extended-stay hotel that helps you feel connected while away from home and maintain a balance of work and life. Ou

    r homelike surroundings invite you to relax, and our community atmosphere will make you feel welcome.
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