A nation of more than 30 islands situated in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain has been a centre for world trade route for centuries. Manama, the modern capital is home to the acclaimed Bahrain National Museum and show cases artefacts from the Dilmun civilization which thrived in this area.
The tight woven streets of Bab al-Bahrain bazaar offer a wide ride of goods from colourful fabric that have been hand woven, fragrant spices to sparkling pearls. Head down here to barter oven your chosen purchase.
Today Bahrain also is a firm favourite on the Formula 1 calendar, hosting a thrilling Grand Prix each year that draws crowds in vast numbers. A up and coming art and foodie scene is cultivating and is often frequented by the growing expat community.
There is also the bold claim that Bahrain was home to the ‘Garden of Eden’