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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,484 contributions
    this Mosque is nothing of the scale of the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, but nonetheless beautiful. The woman at the reception was very pleasant and helped my wife dress properly for the Mosque. What I didn't love about this was the somewhat required lecture on Islam. It wasn't exceedingly long, but there was the assumption that we didn't know anything about the faith.
    Written 22 June 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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  • World2Explor
    Doha, Qatar88 contributions
    The Avenues is a shopping mall and a go to place for all locals and tourists a like. With its line of high end and mid range shops there is something for all budgets of shopping. Its busy at best of times. Still worth a visit as there are activities for the family especially during the festive season. There is a big fun fair area for the kids and of course coffee shops; restaurants for all budgets. Outdoor has restaurants ans coffee shops where families can enjoy the views from the restaurants or walk along the length of the shopping mall and soak up the atmosphere. Whatever you do there is something for everyone. A family can easily spend an entire day. 4 star - because at busy times parking can be a nightmare.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Dr Abraham
    Vienna, Austria5 contributions
    One of the charming forts in Bahrain and its still well maintained by the local authorities.
    Part of our tour with Ishtar gate tours, we visited this fort and the guide gave us an excellent explanation about the history of this fort ( you have to hire a guide to understand the main elements in the fort)
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Peter Slabbaert
    Bornem, Belgium1,186 contributions
    Part of the half day tour of the south of Bahrain. When visiting this place it looks like you go back in time! Everything is still like it was in the past and that's why it makes a visit so memorable....when today meets the past!
    Written 16 February 2020
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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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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,484 contributions
    this was our visit to attempt to rub shoulders with the rich and glamorous of Bahrain. We did find wonderful Kunafa there and we really enjoyed looking at the high end sports cars for sale.
    Written 22 June 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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  • 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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  • Sandeep_Ubhalkar
    New Delhi, India98 contributions
    Gold Gold and Gold with all options of Diamond, pearl. Also good location to buy watches 18 carat gold jewels...... If you can bargain you will get good discount in gold final price..... Once must visit this place and enjoy this short trip....
    Written 7 July 2019
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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
    Manama, Bahrain487 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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  • Faiqa S
    41 contributions
    i have been there quite a few times since it has been established. its usually very crowded especially with Indians. Chakazoolu is fun place for the kids. the lulu hypermarket is the main source attracting visitors! Cinemas seem to fine. This place is no shopping place whatsoever! Nothing that cannot be found in other malls.
    Written 14 July 2018
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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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  • iloo
    Arabian Gulf117 contributions
    Come in at 8pm and the band begins by warming up to old Bahraini songs. The seating is amphitheater style, albeit the room is quite small. A nice way to spend a Thursday evening, just go to Saffron across the street first because by the time you come out they may be closed!
    Written 23 April 2018
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