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  • SUNILDASWANEY
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates459 contributions
    Our cruise liner arranged a visit to this very beautiful and grand looking mosque in Bahrain.It really is a beauty and was really worth visiting.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Been a few places
    Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
    A trip to Bahrain is incomplete without a visit to the Bab el-Bahrain Souk. Its a mix of of old souk alleyways and newer lanes. Its a great place to pick up a souvenir, a bite to eat or even some gold. The place comes to life in the evening, making it a great place to experience the local way of lie.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Antony G
    Madrid, Spain3 contributions
    Our tour operator ( Ishtar Gate tour) advised us to visit Formula 1 circuit and he mentioned: we shall go and visit this place.
    it was the first time for me to see a formula race circuit and i was amused as the tourist guide explained every thing to us with full details.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • stuart w
    amsterdam35 contributions
    Surprising attraction and excellent museum. Site is world heritage on the original 4000 year old. Dilman settlement with a 17th century Portuguese fort now dominating 17 hectares. Informative tour around the fort (take water and shade). The museum is excellent as it tells the story of the history and the archeology of the site in an clear educational way demonstrated through the exhibits. Not the usual broken shards of pottery and impossible to follow descriptions you find on many museums. Truly learned something of the history of Bahrain today. Museum also has an excellent cafe situated on the waters edge for one of the best views in Bahrain. Suggest go close to sunset.will revisit with family in coming months. At Just over 2 BHD excellent value also.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Been a few places
    Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
    While it may just be a tree, it's a tree in the middle of the dessert with little else around. It's an attractive tree under which you can contemplate how it even manages to survive in such a barren landscape.

    If you have your own transport in Bahrain, its worth a trip to visit and see the dessert and oil drills at the same time. There aren't any facilities to speak of at the site with the exception of toilets.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Haneen Mother of Cats
    Bahrain3 contributions
    It's a beautiful place super fancy, however it's very dead n quiet. It's a great place to live if you have good bank though
    Written 26 September 2019
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  • Dinesh Singh
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    It was my first visit to this temple for Thanksgiving & to seek Lord Krishna's blessings.
    The temple is under renovation and hopefully will look better in the coming months. However, once inside, the atmosphere is serene. One can sit in peace and meditate. With God, everything is possible!!
    Written 3 March 2020
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  • goodguyjas
    London, UK1,067 contributions
    Work in progress as there is still a lot of building work going on but a good amount of dramatic buildings are there to walk around and the classy harbour area with boardwalk area is also very much there. Some places to grab snacks and coffee if you are walking about but obviously it is primarily there as a business centre, so as a tourist you might at times feel out of place. Still this harbour area will get more and more interesting for tourists and alongside businesses will be the place to enjoy entertainments. Watched a few promo videos in one building and it looks like it will be pretty spectacular in a few years. Worth a visit to wander about and grab a few photos of the buildings already there.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • ILoveHotels
    Amwaj Islands, Bahrain19 contributions
    A peculiar cinema located in Juffair. I chose to visit this cinema for the sole purpose of avoiding the crowded cinemas located at shopping malls & I was very satisfied. Good service, clean & a nice selection of snacks, they even has cheese flavored popcorn, can you imagine? To summarize, the overall feel was nice, the screen was decent & so were the seats which had a relatively distinct design & feel compared to the rest of the cinemas in Bahrain. Definitely worth it!
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • Tomek
    London, UK40 contributions
    Very informative and educational tour. Extremely friendly and welcoming.
    Was able to walk freely around the Mosque and was offered chai tea with some dates. Would recommend to visit!
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • Brian P
    Lodz Province, Poland500 contributions
    From an information plaque in the 'visitor center'.

    The Al-Khamis mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Bahrain, and as such has a very special identity on the islands. The buildings we see today dates largely from the 12th to 13th centuries CE, tradition claims the original mosque was built in the early 8th century CE. The area in which the mosque stands is Bilad al-Qadim, which translates as "The Old Town" or "The Old Country", and history and archaeology show that people have been living here since at least the 8th Century CE.

    This is a nice site that has three main sections, first the entrance with is hosts a small visitor centre where you can see aerial photos of the old town, gravestones, artefacts, old coins, gems, pearls etc.

    Next is a large open space where you can see remains of the old structures, a shrine (which has sadly collapsed) and then the Mosque itself.

    The pavement has a very gently slope so getting around is easy and the site can be completed by wheelchair or buggy (not including inside the mosque).

    The entire site is really well maintained and spotlessly clean.

    There are two minarets that you can enter and climb to see out of the windows but these are very narrow and small so adults may struggle getting in.

    Overall its a very enjoyable site and well worth a visit if you have never been before.

    Entrance is free as is parking, there are toilets on site and you don't need to either wear a head covering for women and shorts are OK for men.

    Please be aware that there is a 3meter deep well close to the footpath that is not fenced off, something to bear in mind if you have young children that like to run ahead.

    Great for photography.
    Written 14 December 2019
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  • Aloba3591
    Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy1,795 contributions
    It's the best place for visiting the art's gallery in Manama. With the possibility to have one of the best spa of Bahrein.
    Written 18 May 2020
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  • Richard K
    8 contributions
    This Mosque is breathtaking. Awesome architecture. It can be seen for miles away. One can hear the call to prayer from there at the Guld Hotel and Spa down the road a few blocks.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,524 contributions
    this is another place that is certainly historically significant but there is little information available on site. It's a big area to walk around.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Izvara N
    49 contributions
    This place Sanabis is a township and not a tourist place .This is not a place to visit though it has a great mall near by ,
    Written 3 September 2018
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