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Bahrain Fort a blissful behemoth offering bountiful history and respite from city bustle; JP Lawrence; Stars And Stripes
Just a short trip from the bustle of downtown Manama, Bahrain, an ancient seaside fortress offers visitors a chance to walk the same grounds as people from seven previous civilizations.
Source: Bahrain Fort a blissful behemoth offering bountiful history and respite from city bustle
Ancient dice discovered in Bahrain may have been used for fortune telling; Mina Aldroubi; The National News
Officials say it could be the first dice discovered in the Gulf state…
Source: Ancient dice discovered in Bahrain may have been used for fortune telling
10 of the best things to do in Bahrain; Hazel Plush; Wanderlust
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Bahrain to revive pearling to attract visitors; Xinhua
On and around the southernmost point of Muharraq city, close to Bahrain’s capital Manama, a Pearling Path, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012, is at its final stages of renovation to offer visitors by the end of 2022 a brand new experience of the Gulf island country’s past glory built on pearl industry.
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Bahrain eyes tourism boom as mega projects provide blueprint for prosperity; Nick Webster; National News
Improved transport links, hotels and beachfront developments at heart of plans…
Source: Bahrain eyes tourism boom as mega projects provide blueprint for prosperity
Here’s why you should visit Bahrain in 2020; Dianne Apen Sadler; Time Out Bahrain
Planning a short trip?
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Bahrain in A Decade; Bahrain This Week
An overview of 20 news, the leaping steps of the Kingdom over a decade. 2010: l The United Nations, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO,
48 reasons to love Bahrain: from its Unesco world heritage sites to Manama’s souq; Katy Gillett; The National
The kingdom celebrates its 48th National Day today…
Source: 48 reasons to love Bahrain: from its Unesco world heritage sites to Manama’s souq
My home town: A local’s guide to discovering Bahrain; Katy Gillett; National
While Weekend editor Katy Gillett isn’t Bahraini, she grew up on this tiny Gulf island and knows far more about it than the place she was born (Preston, England)…
Source: My home town: A local’s guide to discovering Bahrain
Travelling back to a time when Manama’s population was twice that of Dubai: Bahrain’s pearling path in Muharraq; Timothy Power; The National
Timothy Power follows a Unesco-listed trail in Bahrain that tells the history of the region’s pearling boom…
Source: Travelling back to a time when Manama’s population was twice that of Dubai: Bahrain’s pearling path in Muharraq
Nuzul Al Salam: Restored heritage house and hotel opens in Bahrain with homage to Sheikh Zayed; Katy Gillett; The National
The launch of the restored archaeological house is part of a wider collaborative cultural agreement between the UAE and Bahrain…
Source: Nuzul Al Salam: Restored heritage house and hotel opens in Bahrain with homage to Sheikh Zayed
Manama’s revamped Water Garden and six other outdoor attractions in Bahrain worth visiting; Katy Gillett; The National
A redevelopment of the capital’s water park will be ready by May 2020…
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Top 5 unexpected travel highlights of Bahrain; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
With history, wildlife and luxury at your fingertips – there are countless reasons to visit the Island Kingdom this winter Located in the Arabian Gulf, the…
UNESCO names 29 new World Heritage sites for 2019; Katia Hetter & Francesca Street; CNN
This newest World Heritage List includes sites of cultural importance, such as architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, and natural wonders, such as Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.
Balance adrenaline rushes with ultimate relaxation on a luxury break in the Persian Gulf; Elton Lam; The Sun
FROM free-falling in the world’s tallest wind tunnel to world-class seaside hotel resorts, there’s something for everyone on the island of Bahrain. Designer Elton Lam balances adrenaline rush…
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Discovering the old and new in Manama, Bahrain; Sophie Prideaux; The National
A thriving food scene and two Unesco World Heritage sites make Bahrain well worth a visit…
Muharraq’s historic Pearling Path to be revamped; Reem Al Daaysi; GDN Online
Pearls of Wisdom & Fear; Natasha Burge; The Smart Set
Walking the Pearling Trail in Muharraq
I’m sitting next to a wall covered in photos of Umm Kulthoum. From behind her omnipresent sunglasses, she looks down sternly on the crowded teashop, sharing wall space with dozens of other notable personalities from the Middle East. Along the ceiling hang WWI-era rifles, dusty phonographs, and lank flags discolored by years of cigarette smoke. My new friend Omar orders us another round of Karak Chai and resumes his animated explanation of why the pop star Shakira is such a great dancer — he insists it’s because she was born in Bahrain; I learn later she was born in Colombia. While Omar speaks, all sweeping gestures and croaking voice, I take a sip of scalding tea and compose my face, trying not to betray the fact that my heart is lurching wildly, like a drunk trying to skip rope. I take another sip and tell myself it’s just the highly-caffeinated, sugary tea, and not the heart attack my anxiety disorder insists is imminent.
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Pearl of the Gulf; Rebecca Underwood; Chichester Observer
Rebecca Underwood finds out more about the beguiling Kingdom of Bahrain. Soaring above the clouds with Bahrain’s national carrier, my mother and I were cocooned in true comfort and style reclining in Gulf Air’s Falcon Gold seats.
We placed our dining order with the on-board chef and were enchanted with our first experience of Arabian hospitality, and in just over six hours we touched down in the captivating Kingdom of Bahrain. Known as the ‘pearl of the Gulf’, Bahrain was once the world’s leading supplier of natural pearls and is made up of a cluster of thirty-three islands located on the glittering waters of the Persian Gulf. Connected to the north east of Saudi Arabia by means of the 25 kilometre King Fahd Causeway, Bahrain offers visitors an intriguing glimpse into a colourful kaleidoscope of Arabian culture and history.