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 summer holidays are best when spent in this beautiful Arab nation.
However, with so many things to do in Bahrain during summer, 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 the World Cup in a Local Cafe
Believe it or not, Bahrain is a football crazy nation! Not trusting us? Then head to one of the sports bars across the island and catch the World Cup 2018. You can watch the matches live on large LED TV screens, and you can cheer up your favorite team, while you sip on a chilled brew. All the hotels in Bahrain will be airing live matches at their outlets, and there will be some jaw-dropping offers on food and beverages during matches.
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 Summer Festival
There’s so much culture to explore around the Island. Right from the local bazaars to traditional architecture, there will be a wide range of entertainment activities and workshops for the entire family to enjoy. Bahrain Summer Festival’s 10th edition will be held from the end of August 2018 at the iconic Arad Fort.
Pro-tip: You can even spend the day at the Bahrain National Museum, which boasts of on display relics including trading seals from the Dilmun era and burial bounds from historical times.
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.
Ditch Cold Coffee and Try a Traditional Café
Dozens of coffee shops have appeared throughout the country and all Bahrain’s cafes will spoil you for choice with their varied menu including the usual fare like croissants and muffins, but also traditional treats and variations of them. Chai Café smears khubz (traditional oven-baked flatbread) with Nutella and is famous for other snacks like falafel (chickpea fritters), mince and cheese wraps, zaatar (herbs) bread and a range of Bahraini teas.
This summer write a Bahrain story.