Looking for a historical destination for your next vacation? Bahrain, also known as the Garden of Eden, has just the right amount of attractions that you can dig into in a handful of days! From museums to cultural prisms, discover the top things to do in Bahrain below.
Bahrain National Museum
Established in 1988, Bahrain National museum is one the finest museums in the gulf region showcasing the island’s history for over 6000 years. Designed by the legendary Krohn and Hartvig Rasmussen, the building alone is a masterpiece. Inside you can explore the Dilmun, Tylos and Islamic Bahrain through documents, manuscripts and other material that’s been dug up in the island over the past century. For more tips, check out our guide to visit National Museum of Bahrain!
Bahrain Fort Museum
Bahrain Fort was the capital of Dilmun, one of the most important locations in ancient times. Many trades took place in Bahrain Fort and was a geographic location for building relations with neighboring countries. After being excavated, residential, commercial and military structures were found. It is a magnificent site to visit while in Bahrain which also has a museum which elaborates on the history of the fort.
Bab El Bahrain Souq
Bahrain has always been a trade hub for thousands of years. It is believed that Bab El Bahrain souq has retained the spot since trade begun flowing into the island. Inside the souq you will find yourself wandering inside a large spectrum of cultures. You can shop for everything from a saree, gold jewelry, exotic spices, to locally handmade souvenirs.
Boat trips to Bu-Maher fort
A boat trip to Bu Maher Fort helps to shed light on the historical tales about traditional pearl divers and sailors in the Kingdom while enabling people to relive some of their experiences and sea expeditions. The center contains a three-dimensional display to learn about the Pearling Road’s history dating back to the early beginnings of pearl traders. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is less than fifteen minutes' drive from the hotel - a great place to enjoy spectacular views of the capital city.
Located in the heart of Adliya, Block 338 is a charming pedestrian quarter crammed with international restaurants, art galleries and small boutiques. As Bahrain’s hottest dining district, you will experience the true spirit of Bahrain’s youth here. We recommend stopping by Gallery 21 for a bite to eat and then continuing your shopping at the Nest Shopping Festival.