Bahrain in 2 Nights and 3 Days

Bahrain

My family and I started the first day of December by catching the early morning flight to Bahrain. We had a short and sweet holiday in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

We traveled by direct Gulf Air flight from Dubai to Manama the capital of Bahrain. It took us approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. There are many direct flights from Dubai to Manama.

Indian Passport holders can apply for e-visa with the required documents, fees, round trip tickets and proof of accommodation. We got our visa within a week and it was hassle free.

Bahrain Bay

Travel during Covid

All Covid-19 travel requirements has been lifted. You no longer need to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test. Even face masks are not required.

Souk Al Manama

About Bahrain

Bahrain is an island country in Western Asia. It is situated in Persian Gulf and comprises a small archipelago made up of 50 natural islands and an additional 33 artificial islands, centered on Bahrain island which makes up around 83 percent of the country’s landmass.

The capital and largest city is Manama. Bahrain spans some 760 square kilometers and is the third smallest nation in Asia.

On our 3 day visit to Bahrain, we stayed in Bahrain Bay in Manama and explored the country.

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

What is the best time to visit Bahrain?

The best time to visit is from November- March when the weather is pleasant and good for sightseeing. As it is a desert country the weather can be harsh during the other months of the year.

Bahrain Tourism

Where to Stay?

Whether it is luxury, mid-range or budget hotels, Bahrain offers great options. We stayed in the ultra luxurious Four Season Hotel in Bahrain Bay.

Getting Around

Bahrain has public transport like buses and taxis. It is best to rent a car or hire a car. We had hired a car with the driver/guide throughout our 3 day trip.

Kingdom of Bahrain

Things to do and see in Bahrain

We stayed in Manama for 2 nights and 3 days and explored most of the city and outskirts. As the country is small, 3 days is sufficient.

The first day we arrived from Dubai in the morning and checked into our hotel and relaxed for couple of hours and then left to explore Bahrain Bay.

Bahrain Bay is home to gleaming skyscrapers and sky-high beauties, buildings include the tallest tower in Bahrain- Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain World Trade Center, Four Seasons Hotel, Wyndham Grande Hotel and Arcapita building.

We went on a walk on the Avenue Corniche and visited Avenues Mall, a waterfront shopping mall situated along Bahrain Bay.

Bahrain

Day 2 was a day packed with adventure and fun. After a leisurely breakfast we drove down to Karzakan forest, a green spot hidden away from the city. After that we visited one of the beaches close by and also went on a boat.

Next we visited the first oil well which was discovered on 16th October 1931. And from there we went to see Tree of Life or Shajaratal- Hayat a lonely tree that exists in the heart of Bahrain’s desert for more than 400 years and over 32 feet in height. It has continued growing despite the extreme temperatures, lack of fresh water and nutrients.

Gulf Air

We did a cultural and historic trip by visiting Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain Fort, Riffa Fort, Bahrain National Museum and Pearling Path tour. We also enjoyed our trip to the Royal Camel Farm at Janabiya and the farm had more than 500 camels of all ages and sizes.

The last day or day 3, we enjoyed the top notch facilities of our hotel (Four Seasons Bahrain Bay) and early afternoon we headed for Souk Al Manama, one of the most well known and old markets in Bahrain.

Camel Farm Bahrain

The Souk is known by its unique location; the market is located in the north part of Manama between the city’s central business district and the old part. Historic Bab Al Bahrain building is at the entrance of the Souk and this area also houses the only synagogue in the country.

After spending 3 hours in the Souk, we returned to our hotel to pack and get to the airport for our early evening flight.

Overall we enjoyed our short trip to Bahrain. We especially loved Bahrain Bay, Souk Al Manama and the malls.

Things to do in Bahrain

Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

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