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Bahrain: A Tour Guide to the Kingdom of Two Seas

Updated on January 21, 2014
Bahrain 2000 square foot flag
Bahrain 2000 square foot flag | Source

In this article, I will tackle about the fascinating places and fabulous experiences to encourage you to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Exact location of Bahrain from Greenwich Meridian and Equator

1. Latitude

  • 26 degrees and 13 minutes North

2. Longitude

  • 50 degrees and 34 minutes East


Bahrain is surrounded by waters. Nearby countries are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates as being shown in the map

Introduction: FAQ

Here are the Frequently asked questions from the newbies.

1. Question: Where is Bahrain located?

Answer: It is part of middle east Asia. (See the map below for it's exact location)

2. Question: What do you call the citizens of Bahrain?

Answer: Bahraini/s

3. Question: What is the official religion in Bahrain?

Answer: Islam

About Bahrain: Religion

Kingdom of Bahrain is a Muslim country. Islam is their official religion. 70% of the whole population and 99% of the Bahraini's are Muslim.

Other religions are also welcome. People are free to exercise their beliefs. We also have Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism within the country.


Fascinating facts about the People

Did you know that the population of expatriates are more than the Bahrain's local people?

Yes, only 46% of the total population are Bahrainis. The 54% comprises of Other Arabs, Indians, Filipinos, Americans, Africans, Europeans, Thais, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis, Nepalis and Indonesians.

Percentage of each Ethnic Groups in the Whole Population in Bahrain

Bahraini
Other Arabs
African
Asian
Americans
Europeans
 
 
 
 
 
 
46%
5.4%
1.6
45.6 %
0.4%
1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Latest population is approximately 1,234,000 as of May 2013.

Where to go?

Where in Bahrain are the known main attractions for tourists? Let us find out...Bahrain Tourist Spot

Gold Souq

Souq means an open-air market place. This term is commonly used in Arabic areas but is not getting familiar all over the world because of the expatriates working before in Arab countries.

Normally Bahrain gold jewelries comes in 21 k and 22 karat. The 18 karat gold are imported from Italy.

In Gold Souq you will find 18, 21 and 22 karat of high quality gold jewelries. Jewelries here are in varieties of styles, weight, and precious stones.
In Gold Souq you will find 18, 21 and 22 karat of high quality gold jewelries. Jewelries here are in varieties of styles, weight, and precious stones. | Source

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is an Acacia tree approximately 400 year-old, 9.75 m (32 ft) high. It is located near Jebel Dukhan.

Is there a reason why they called it Tree of Life?

It is a mystery up to date where the tree gets the nutrients and water it needs in order to survive. A lot of people are surprised why it is still alive, considering that it is the only tree in the middle of the desert where barely no other plant or tree exist. People and researchers do not know how it can still survive. Archaeologists are still searching for the tree's water source.That is why they called it the Tree of Life.

Another famous myth about this tree is that, the place where it is located is the said Garden of Eden.




The Tree of Life at the middle of the barren desert in Bahrain. There is a hearsay that this area is said to be the Garden of Eden where the first man and woman lived.
The Tree of Life at the middle of the barren desert in Bahrain. There is a hearsay that this area is said to be the Garden of Eden where the first man and woman lived. | Source

Amwaj Islands

Amwaj Islands are a group of man-made islands located in the northeast of Bahrain, near the Muharraq- where Bahrain Airport is only 8 kilometers away.

it is a known place for residential area of expatriates mostly Europeans.

What can we see there?

  • Lagoon within a mall
  • Shopping malls
  • Hospital
  • Theme park




Inside a mall in Amwaj Island. behind me is a lagoon at the center of the floating mall.
Inside a mall in Amwaj Island. behind me is a lagoon at the center of the floating mall. | Source

Bab Al Bahrain

It is located in Manama- the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

"Seven Sands" frame you can buy in any souq at Bab Al Bahrain
"Seven Sands" frame you can buy in any souq at Bab Al Bahrain | Source

Lost Paradise of Delmun

Bahrain is known for it's sizzling summer weather. People spend outdoor activities to resorts and beaches. At

Al Areen Wildlife

Did you dream of seeing a camel in real life? Or even riding on it?

Well, in Al Areen Wildlife, off Zallaq Highway. You will not only see camels, you will also find a lot of mammals and bird of different species.

Entrance fee is BD_____ with free bus tour to bring you to the Mini Zoo within the area.

A camel smiling at us as we passed by. Photo taken at Al Areen Wildlife, Bahrain.
A camel smiling at us as we passed by. Photo taken at Al Areen Wildlife, Bahrain. | Source

Fascinating facts about the Kingdom

  • Bahrain Dinar (the country's currency) is the 2nd Most Valuable Currency in the World. Amazing isn't it?

One Bahrain Dinar = USD 2.65

Watch the Bahrain Airshow 2012

Bahrain- an open country in the Gulf.
Bahrain- an open country in the Gulf. | Source

Fascinating facts about the Kingdom

No complicated tax! Yes, not that much tax. Isn't it awesome to stay or live in a country where tax is not that such a burden?

My Readers' Voice

After presenting you some fabulous facts about Bahrain, do you find this country interesting?

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    • Maricarmjolo profile imageAUTHOR

      Maricar M. Jolo 

      4 years ago from Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

      Good luck Bob! Have a safe trip and enjoy :)

    • Bob Go profile image

      Harry Baldwin 

      4 years ago from New England (various locations)

      Cool hub!

      Waiting for for my plane to Bahrain for the first time and doing some research

    • Maricarmjolo profile imageAUTHOR

      Maricar M. Jolo 

      5 years ago from Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

      Thanks :D

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      travelholidays 

      5 years ago from India

      Nice to read about Bahrain gold jewelries also interesting news about 'Tree of Life'. you have done a good article . Voted up :)

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