What comes to mind when you hear the words “Manama, Bahrain”? You think of a high-rise city, with government and business buildings, malls, some mosques, maybe a business district, a few restaurants, the odd museum or two. Well, given Bahrain’s tiny size, this archipelago of 33 islands packs in a lot of fun and different things to do.
The expat-friendly atmosphere is welcoming, but more so is the fact that the country imposes no taxes on your income. You can spend it all, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. You can live in the latest in luxurious accommodation, stay fit by going to the gym or a sports club, indulge in some golf or horse-riding over the weekend, soak in some culture at the UNESCO World Heritage fort of Bahrain, have some family fun at the amusement parks or the cinema, or just blow it all on shopping. Read on to find out what’s on offer in Manama, Bahrain.
Three Fun Things to do in Manama
- Do you enjoy speed? Don’t miss the 2016 Formula One Gulf Air Grand Prix, to be held from the 1st to the 3rd of April. Did you know that Bahrain is the first Gulf nation to host the Formula One race? The Sakhir Track upholds its status as the only desert Formula One track amongst the 21 Formula One races across the world. You can also enjoy the colorful stage performances, carnival complete with children’s games, and other festivities that will accompany the Formula One race.
- Bahrain has water parks, amusement parks, and wildlife retreats galore. Take your family to the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park or the Wahoo! Water Park to cool off in the heat. The Adhari Amusement Park will be fun for both you and your children, with the wide variety pf rides, ranging from gentle to scream-inducing. Observe nature at the Al Areen Wildlife Reservation. You can get up close and personal with the ‘ship of the desert’ at the Royal Camel Farm.
- You can soak in a lot of history at Manama, Bahrain. You must visit the Qalat al Bahrain, a 14th century fort and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in the beauty and atmosphere of the Al Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque). The Bahrain National Museum’s exhibits are a must-see for history enthusiasts.