The smallest country by size in the Middle East has lots to offer. Popular with travelers for its opportunity to experience a true Arab world, but without the strict application of Islamic law upon its non-Muslim minority. While there may not be nearly as many beaches in this country as there are in other Gulf states, by visiting the Al Dar Islands you can enjoy a host of water sports, including swimming, fishing and sailing across the water on a Ski-Do. In the capital city of Manama, Bab al Bahrain souk is a fabulous area to explore, with its inviting cafes and shops that sell spices, sweets, local handicrafts, tea, jewelry and more. If you want to learn more about Bahrain’s history, follow the heritage trail to check out places like the Bahrain National Museum, Al Khamis Mosque and Bahrain Fort. If you’
The Al-Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve is a must for animal lovers, where all sorts of birds, desert plants and animals like the Arabian leopard, the oryx and the Arabian Gazelle can be seen in their own natural environment.