By Swati Shah 

Bahrain a small Arab state is an island country on the western coast of the Persian Gulf. The country offers you with rich, diversified culture and its history is old as Islam. On attaining nationhood the country became the part of United Nations and the Arab league. The country doesn’t partake land border with any other nation and can be considered as an archipelago of thirty-three island but is well connected with Saudi Arabia by a 26 Km long bridge called the King Fhad Causeway Being an island country is has been a major centre of trade routes since ancient times. The economy is highly dependent on petroleum but tourism is also a fair contributor in the economy.

The beautiful Arab country attracts tourist by its cultural sites, history and metro cities. Though an Islamic country, the place doesn’t enforce strict Islamic laws on non – Muslims and tourists, therefore is a popular destinations among tourist from all over the world. The magnets that draws you to the place includes Oil museum and the first oil production well in the Arabian gulf, Bait Al Quran signifying

the house of ‘Quran’ which entails an agglomeration of Holy Quran and related manuscripts, Al – Fatih Mosque is the largest mosque of Bahrain and is open to people for all religion, the first mosque of the place known as the Khamis Mosque, 15th century Arad Fort, Bahrain fort on an artificial mound of 12 m is an archaeological site, Dolphin watching in Gulf water, Gold souq which displays hallmarked gold in infinite styles, high quality and low prices is tempting for tourist, people are attracted by the Mesquite tree called the Tree of life which stands alone in the desert and is over 400 yrs, Bahrain International Circuit is a unique motor sport venue which provides architecturally stunning and technologically advanced race track is a must visit.

The place can be visited round the year due to the stable weather conditions in the region but one can decide on their preferred time based on the activities to be engaged in like Formula one race attracts a large number of tourists. If your purpose is other than pilgrimage you should avoid visiting the place during Ramadan and Eid holidays due to heavy rush.

The beauty of any destination can only be quoted in words but the reality lies in the true experience of it.