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  • boo_tofu
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia131 contributions
    Alhamdulillah, during my maiden visit to the KIngdom of Bahrain, I had the chance to visit this grand mosque as one of the stops with a city tour that we were on.
    Did a small prayer in the main hall and joined the rest of the entourage for the tour conducted by volunteers in the mosque.

    Was really impressed with the tour given, as not only did the guide explained to us the history of the mosque, but he also shared a bit of knowledge on the religion of islam, how muslims pray and etc. A brief explanation, just enough to share an introduction of the religion which was insightful even for me being a muslim!
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Megha B
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates178 contributions
    The visit to Bahrain Museum was one of the highlight of our Bahrain Tour. Entry is 2.20BHD payable only by card. The museum offers an insight about Bahrain's cultural and social life. Also, some interesting facts about Dilmun Graves are worth checking. Highly recommended!
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • DerHenni
    Haan, Germany796 contributions
    The fortification is nice and well restored in most places, it's also interesting to visit and to walk through, but I would've wished for some more information and descriptions. In the fort area, there's only very few information signs.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • Multiple_Sarcasms
    Bengaluru, India142 contributions
    Love it, this was my third F1 experience, and I loved it. I had tickets to Batelco, you can see so much of the track fro the seats, I wish they would increase the number of Screens (My only complaint)

    If you are coming with little kids they have lots of options for entertainment, so you can watch F1 and F2 while the kids enjoy themselfs.

    There is free bus service, I would sugges that Uber becomes 6 time the normal cost at the end of the day.

    Wear shorts and t shirt + cap its very hot in the day, and bing a light jacket sun goes down it can be a little cold for some people.

    Overall its an amazing location for live F1 if you are a fan.
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
    This is a market hrere in Manama where one can purchase a lot of stuffs: gold jewelries, spices, clothings, bags and luggages, etc. Vendors are welcoming, not aggressive like those in Morocco.

    Two other attractions are located here: the Gate and the Shri Krishna Shrine. For the latter, my driver/guide had to ask for directions to visit it inside the narrow street of the souq.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Megha B
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates178 contributions
    Its a waterfront shopping centre sitauted along the Bahrain Bay. The round ticket of boat ride costs 2BHD. Its a go to place. Food court is great. Mall has good vibes.
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • LPM84BrumToon
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK355 contributions
    Half of the towers are offices and the other half closed, so don't be deceived into thinking you can go inside these beautiful towers, but they're amazing to look at from the outside. The mall is for Millionaires only. Usual designer brands and foreign staff and over-priced dining. Obviously empty apart from staff and the odd shopping assistant but worth a look and selfie opportunity.
    It's difficult to gain access by foot and there are minimal staff outside to help. Parking is complicated inside and outside and taxi's difficult to find.
    Be careful of the Red & White taxi's, they're locals and rip you off.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Megha B
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates178 contributions
    On the top of a sanddune, in the middle of the desert, Tree of life is standing from 400+ years. No flora can be seen nearby. Its the only tree surviving. Two security guards were on duty. The attraction is free to go. Worth a visit.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Been a few places
    Epsom, UK1,122 contributions
    If you are a fan of calligraphy or religious texts this is the place for you. A huge collection of Korans, old and new from all around the world can be found in Beit Al Qur'an. As a non-Muslim, I spent a good half hour admiring very much appreciated the craftsmanship and beauty of the penwork which males up the religious texts. Definitely add a visit here to your list if you are looking for a bit of culture.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Brian Joseph
    Manama, Bahrain2 contributions
    I always enjoyed walking into Seef Mall! Great place to be in. You can easily find what you're looking for. I do recommend Seef Mall to any visitor! Especially families.
    Written 10 June 2021
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  • marycoons
    Hanover, MN240 contributions
    Never in a million years did I imagine I’d be swimming at a beach in July in 98-degree sizzling heat and 78 percent unbearable humidity in the small Middle Eastern country of Bahrain! “That’s crazy,” I told Maryam when she suggested it, “I’ll get heat exhaustion.” She assured me I would not. I doubted her.

    I very reluctantly agreed, nevertheless, but not to the all-day excursion that she proposed. She, her cousin, Nasser, and his three kids – visiting from Saudi Arabia – were going for the entire day. Bob and I agreed to meet them mid-afternoon knowing that once the hot sun set around 6:30 p.m., it would become mostly tolerable to be outside. But no way was I going to be outdoors ALL day!

    Al Dar Island was surprisingly easy to drive to; the tourist office where we bought our tickets situated at Fisherman Port in Sitra. The island is one of Bahrain’s natural beaches nestled around a lagoon and artificial reef.

    We handed over our passports, bought our tickets, boarded the air-conditioned van, and drove past huge docked fishing dhows along the piers en route to where our water taxi (speedboat) awaited us. Donned in orange life preserver vests, our boat skipped over the glassy green water leaving ripples in its wake. It was a windy but short – eight minute – ride to the island resort. Of course, there was not a cloud to be found in the sky – just that huge ball of yellow heat daring me to stay in its path.

    Clumsily maneuvering my way out of the small rocking boat and up onto the dock, I was greeted by a sign acknowledging we had arrived. And, yes, it was HOT!

    Maryam had told us which thatched roof hut she had reserved and they were all clearly marked, so easy to locate. We passed Jack & Joe’s Restaurant, where we would later enjoy burgers, across the way from one of several bars. There was a deck for those indulging in sheesha as well.

    The island shop boasted of swimsuits and gear plus novelty souvenirs for kids. Passing the fenced-in Kid’s Zone were five or six wood photo cutouts. The kid in me chose the surfing babe for my photo opp.

    The island is not large, but offers a lot of activities, including: pedal boats, jet skiis, paddle boards, half-court basketball, kayaking, banana boat rides pulled by a speedboat, snorkeling on the artificial reef, and a large climbing frame that I would call a deer stand lookout tower… or maybe they have dolphins here.

    Spotting our group frolicking in the calm green salt water lagoon, I dropped my bag in the hut and took it all in while walking barefoot in the soft, but hot, beige sand to the water’s edge.
    Several types of huts were available to rent ranging from the basic shade one we had, to treehouse huts and even luxury overnight cabins with all the amenities. Off in the distance toward the far end of the island, I could make out a huge white tent. Maryam later explained this was a party tent for large gatherings. I was slowly warming up to the idea of being outside in the heat.

    After changing in the impressively clean and modern bathroom/changing building, I was ready to bake and boil. The water was bath temperature and felt so refreshing as I waded into it until I could no longer touch the smooth, sandy bottom, which I could easily see in the clear water. The natural salt water bounced me around and upended me as I struggled to stay upright. The water was perfect and current manageable. I even forgot how hot it was as I dove underwater and then floated back toward shore. This actually isn’t bad at all, I told myself. And I believed it as well.

    The afternoon began to fade and a gorgeous sunset presented itself. I snapped some early dusk photos, one in particular of a couple sitting on rope swings in the water, thoroughly enjoying the impending evening.

    With a hearty burger in my stomach and plenty of water to stay hydrated, we bid adieu to the others and headed back to the pier for our boat ride back to shore. I smiled to myself as we ripped through the water acknowledging another first for me – and the fact that Maryam had been right and I had been wrong. I could swim and be outdoors in almost 100-degree heat and obscene humidity. And, no sunburn!

    It was a good day all around, and I slept like a baby.
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • wilcares2016
    Long Beach, CA11 contributions
    Family vacation with the camels. Great photo opportunity. Hands on and up close experience. Some camels are chained up, which is a bummer. Was able to hand feed the camels. Great outdoor experience. Admission is free. Highly recommend to all visitors.
    Written 17 January 2023
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