Unlike the Emirates and Egypt, the trail to Bahrain is not yet sufficiently trampled by Russian tourists. Rest in this island country of the Arab world is not like the usual - in Hurghada or Dubai. The name of the country is translated from Arabic as "two seas". From the point of view of the strict science of geography, it is one thing Bahrain has. And not even the sea, but the Persian Gulf, part of the Indian Ocean. But the main island, on which the capital of the kingdom, Manama, is located is almost rectangular. Here people also have counted, that seas two.
But not only the beach vacation attracts tourists Bahrain. In this dwarf state there was a place of desert and many other natural and cultural attractions. Two sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is a good result for a dwarf state (765 square kilometers). In this article, we will tell you all about the rest in Bahrain. Reviews of tourists give a lot of valuable information about this wonderful country.
The state includes thirty-three islands, but more or less large are only three of them. They are grouped in the archipelago and are not so far from the coast of Saudi Arabia. The sixteen-kilometer bridge connects the main island - Bahrain - with the city of El Khubar on the mainland. With the smallest state of the Arab East, Moscow is connected by daily scheduled flights operated by the airline "Golf Air". You can get to Manama with transfers: in Cairo, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Istanbul. Do I need to open a visa in advance to come to Bahrain? Reviews of tourists claim that the insertion into the passport can be obtained upon arrival, at the airport. But the visa is valid only for two weeks. There is no time difference with Moscow in Bahrain. Monetary unit is a dinar, in which one thousand fils. It is approximately 175 Russian rubles.
When should you come to rest in this island kingdom? The proximity to Saudi Arabia suggests that there is also a dry desert climate in Bahrain. But this is not so. The presence of water softens the seasonal and diurnal amplitudes of temperature fluctuations. The winters are dry, but not cold at all. But in summer in Bahrain it is hot and humid. Call this period a rainy season, as in the Philippines, you can not, but often showers. Therefore, the best time for a trip to rest in Bahrain, tourists' reviews are called late autumn and early spring. In principle, the islands are good in the winter months. The temperature of January is + 20 degrees in the afternoon. But the nights are cold in winter. The column of the thermometer drops to + 8. Summer in Bahrain - low season. Heat in 37-45 degrees is adjacent to high humidity.
In this country you can hunt with falcons, look at race cars "Formula-1" or dive after pearls. There are many picturesque Arab exotics and monuments. But it's no secret that the most popular is the beach holiday in Bahrain. Reviews of tourists claim that the coast of the main island is dotted with resorts. Most of the tourist hotels are concentrated in Manama. The capital has beautiful sandy, well-equipped beaches. The entrance to them is paid. The exception is those coasts that belong to the hotels on the first line. In Manama, the Emir Beach, Al-Zallaq and Cornish are popular. In the north of the main island are the resorts Sitra, Budaya and Abu Subh. On the southern tip of Bahrain, rest in Sanabis and Bapko. By boat, you can reach the free beaches of the island of Al-Dar. Remarkable vacation on the archipelago Havar. There are many resort hotels of higher star.
According to the biblical tradition, it was on this island that Eden was once located, where the first human couple lived. Indeed, leaving Bahrain, you will feel like Adam and Eve, expelled from paradise. Both sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List are located in the northern part of the island. They need to see without fail. The ancient fort of Kalat al Bahrain reviews of tourists are called the most interesting place on the island. It was built in 2300 BC, and since then it has been perfectly preserved. In Muharraq there is a second attraction - an ancient place of extraction and processing of pearls. Other interesting places that tourists strongly recommend to visit are the Barbar Temple, the necropolis of the Blessed with the royal tombs, the house of Seyyadi.
Reviews of tourists in Bahrain praise the beauty of the country. In coastal waters, there are more than two thousand species of coral. Therefore, going on vacation in Bahrain, grab a mask and a tube. Inhabitants of coral reefs are skates, moray eels and giant turtles. The center of the main island is a plateau. On a tour of the desert, it is worth climbing to the highest point of Bahrain - Mount Ed Duhan (134 meter above sea level). Not far from it grows the "tree of life" - the same thing, the fruit from which Adam and Eve did not have time to eat. In fact, this mesquite is four hundred years old. But a tree grows where there is no water. And this is a miracle. Wildlife lovers should visit the famous Al-Arin Reserve, which is located near Manama.
Reviews of tourists about rest in Bahrain mention all known world hotel chains. But hotels such as Crowne Plaza, Ritz-Carlton, Radisson Sas, Banyan Tree Al-Arin, Gulf are not cheap. Especially luxurious hotels in the archipelago Havar. It is noteworthy that in Manama there is no shortage of four-star hotels. And often they also stand on the first line. The sea off the coast of the islands is warm, the beaches are sandy, the bottom is freed from the corals and gradually descends to the depth. Therefore Bahrain reviews of tourists are often called a place for an excellent family vacation.
The cuisine in Bahrain is mainly Arabic. That is, everywhere in cafes and eateries you will be offered falafel, couscous, tabula and kebab. But there are also regional gastronomic features. They are expressed in an abundance of fish dishes and delicacies from seafood. Inhabitants of Bahrain adore exotic, therefore at resorts the set of restaurants of Thai, Indian and even Russian kitchen. But if you want to try something purely local, order a Mahbous with fish, yahnis, dajaju or shish kebab teak, and for dessert - rice pudding with dates muhammar.
Reviews about the rest in Bahrain often mention that this island state is famous as a place for inexpensive shopping. There are many traditional oriental bazaars in the country (they are called "bitches"), on which you can buy everything: from dried dates to an Arabian steed. Tourists mainly bring wonderful ornaments of gold and pearls, as well as ethnic Arabian souvenirs - rugs, embossing, fabrics.