Garden of Eden or not, Bahrain has been a focal point of the Middle East for millennia and there is no point living in Bahrain if you are not going to, at least once, visit some of the kingdom’s cultural treasures.
– Start off at the fantastic Bahrain National Museum, which houses a reasonable collection of Dilmun-era artefacts collected from the numerous archaeological digs in the country.
– Then head to Muharraq’s pearl heritage, which includes a number of former royal residences and merchant’s houses that are likely to be collectively listed as a World Heritage Site in the near future.
– In the afternoon, trot along to Al Khamis Mosque, one of the oldest in the region,
– before ending the day at Bahrain Fort, with a fortifying tea in Palm Cafe (17 322 549) at the Bahrain Fort Museum.
This is was my day and I felt like I had my whole weekend put together great!