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Bahrain : When and where to go?
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Bahrain: Climate & Weather
Deserted by a desert climate with prevailing winds from the northwest, this country has only two seasons: a summer which roughly ranges from May to October, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 40 ° C during the day and wet days , As well as sand storms, and a winter from November to April, where the averages are between 20 and 25 ° C.
21°C - 70°F
Manama, updated 01:00 GMT
What to do in Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of the Persian Gulf, located to the east of Saudi Arabia, and consists of some thirty islands, including a main island where the capital Manama is located. It has a population of just over 1,300,000. Until now this destination was mainly reserved for businessmen, given its natural resources in oil and gas, but the country is gradually opening up to tourism, which is developing rapidly.
Bahrain has several advantages: the country has a culture dating back several millennia, and its 150 kilometers of beaches allow many activities of relaxation. The east coast offers to the traveler the beach of Al-Jazair, the west coast is equipped with new infrastructures and invites to the practice of several water sports. On the way to the north of the country, one discovers beautiful landscapes of deserts overhanging the sea, and palm groves where mosques are hidden.
On the island of Dal Ar you can go jet-skiing or diving, watch dolphin shows, and less than half an hour from Manama children will enjoy the park of Paradise Lost with its Many water attractions. You can also explore the park of Al Arren where fauna and flora will surely exude you.
Also worth a visit is the capital Manama, which, beside its skyscrapers, is home to the souks district with its multiple odors and colors, as well as the National Museum, divided into 9 areas, each with a specific theme ranging from the history of Country to archeology. Also to see, the House of the Koran and its very rare manuscripts. Not far from Manama, you will discover the site of Qa'lat Bahrain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a former Portuguese fort standing on top of a hill.
To the north-east of Manama you will admire the Al Fath mosque in the town of Juffair, which is one of the largest in the world, accommodating 7,000 people, with a cupola topped by a gigantic 60-tonne heavy dome, Built in 1987.
Finally, in the center of the country, you will not be insensitive to the presence of a 400-year-old acacia growing in the desert, without anyone knowing where it draws the water that feeds it.
Bahrain : The basics
You need a valid passport and a visa to stay on the territory. The visa granted is one week but may be extended by one month.
The international airport is less than 10 km from Manama, and a direct flight from Paris takes you in just over 6 hours.
The current currency is the Barbadian Dinar (BHD).
To spend a satisfying holiday, you will need between 100 and 150 € per day for accommodation and food.
If you just want to get around town, taxis are very convenient. To visit the whole country, renting a car seems to be the best solution, especially since the road network is of very good quality. The capital, however, faces enormous traffic jams.
For your shopping, you will have the choice in Manama between the traditional souks where to find the local handicrafts, and the shopping centers where all the western signs are known. In Bab Al Bahrain Street, over one hundred shops sell gold or silver jewelery.
Health and safety: there is no particular health risk, and the health facilities are of a very correct level. It is advisable to protect yourself from the sun and possible heat shocks, to drink only bottled water, and to have your classic vaccinations up to date. As regards security, it is not advisable to go to the south of the island, which is a military zone.
Good to know: Do not eat, drink or smoke in public during Ramadan. Do not take women in photos, and ask permission to photograph the men. Adopt a decent dress. The weekends are Thursday and Friday.