Middle East’s Star Holiday Attraction: 7 Best Things to do in Bahrain
This Eid write a Bahrain story.
Bahrain – Visit this country for an excellent introduction to the Middle East. The country’s rich history, pristine shores, newly reformed pearling industry, beautiful sights and delicious food – plus a multitude of entertainment, art, shopping, and historical destinations are the main reasons, why Eid holidays are best when spent in this beautiful Arab nation.
However, with so many things to do in Bahrain during Eid, it’s hard to pick what to do and where to go. To help you out, we’ve picked out the best places to chill out, relax and make the most out of the time spent in Bahrain.
Top Things to do in the Island Nation of Bahrain
Beaches Deserve your Attention
During your visit to Bahrain, enjoy sunbathing at one of Bahrain‘s public beaches or take a dip in the sea. Al Jazayer beach is one of the country’s most renowned beaches, even though it’s a little far off; it’s worth the ride for its secluded nature and pristine sands.
Handy Tip: If you’re looking for something more refined yet free, then you can try Marassi, Bahrain’s first managed public beach.
Note: It’s best to avoid wearing revealing swimwear as a mark of respect for Bahrain’s culture.
Get your Adrenaline Rush at Al Jazayer Beach
The beach clubs and resorts in Bahrain offer a range of adventure activities including kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling and banana and donut-rides. If you’re the adventure junkie, you can even train to sail and scuba dive and get your PADI certification or opt for the more exotic pearl diving. If you are lucky enough, you can find the valuable pearls after your pearl diving session.
Enjoy Coffee & Shisha in a Local Cafe
Sure, smoking shisha is not healthy, but if you are looking to meet the locals then this is the best way. The relaxing atmosphere, the aroma of coffee, and the setting remind you of the bygone era.
Visit A’Ali, a Town of Burial Mounds and Pottery Workshops
Bahrain is an outstanding place to learn pottery. As the pottery craft is a part of their local culture, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, many artisans in Bahrain still make pots as their profession. If you are looking to learn pottery, then head to A’ali Pottery to get hands-on under the guidance of a real craftsman. In Bahrain, there are other art studios on the island that offer sessions on ceramic and mosaic painting.
Handy –Tip: If you’re looking to unwind with something more relaxing and therapeutic, the Art Therapy Centre at Riyadat mall in A’ali offers sessions on Mandala painting by a trained psychotherapist.
Head to Bahrain Lego Festival
Experience five days of fun, playing, creating & building with LEGO®. With access to over 22 tonnes of LEGO® bricks and models, you are guarantee of epic fun.
With over 25 LEGO® filled zones from Star Wars obstacle courses, to Duplo play areas, from LEGO® Friends dancing to Ninja training in the Ninjago zone, and LEGO® Disney Princess rooms to escape rooms in LEGO City, there is something for everyone at STACK, the action-packed family event.
Watch your Favorite Movie at Waterfront Mall
Sprawling across 40,000 sq. Meters, the avenues at Bahrain Bay is a waterfront shopping center and the biggest mall on the island, where guests can visit their favorite movie on a large screen. On a hot day, there’s nothing better than taking the time to stroll in an air-conditioned mall, stop by for lunch and follow it up with a movie at their state-of-the-art theatres like Vox Cinema and Novo Cinemas. Meanwhile, Seef district has a couple of movie theatres and so does Juffair.
Scour the souk for spices
Arabian souks are the perfect place to know about the social and cultural happening. The Manama souk is perfect place to pick up spices, herbs, perfume and tobacco.