Monday, March 02, 2009

Bahrain...What To DoThere?

Usually on the weekends..Thursday & Friday for Saudi's...many people from the Eastern Province will drive thru the causeway to go to Bahrain. This will take about 45mins depending on the traffic..sometimes on school holidays..the queue on the causeway can be up to 4hrs. As such, this is an important factorto note if you plan to take a flight out from Bahrain. Anyway... while in Bahrain, what can you do or where can you go :-

  • Shopping complexes are many in Bahrain...the most congested I believe will be in Seef Mall..near the Seef District...Seef Mall has 2 cinemas plus many food stalls/restaurant and shops with varieties..plus its new extension having more shops...parking can be a hassle on weekends especially...but go early in the morning...along the highway back to saudi from Manama city center. Beside Seef Mall..adjacent will be Al-Ali mall where many many branded boutiques are here.
  • There's also a brand new shopping complex along the same highway before reaching Seef Mall too...here you will have stores like Debenhams, H&M etc...forgot its name...City or Central Center or something.
  • Bahrain mall which is opposite to Seef Mall is where we always frequent bcos Geant is there..we can do our groceries shopping where many oriental items are avaiable plus..they have food courts and of course more shops...parking is easier too. Applebees restaurant is just outside the mall..near entrance. Further down the same road will be Dana Mall where there's a cinema too and Giant stores...
  • Downton is where the Souq is...more traditional kind of shops in the Manama area...park somewhere near the Intercontinental Hotel..and walk to the area. Gol Souq is also nearby..you can get Bahraini pearls here...

Enough about shopping complexes and souqs.....Some attractions in Bahrain will be :-

  • The Tree of Life ..a very very old tree...myb hundreds of years...many people visit just to see how it is...I haven't been here coz' we lost our way there..
  • The Quran museum...
  • the Grand Mosque..
  • The forts..they have a few forts to remind of yesteryears..Arad & Bahrain forts...
  • Delmont Water Theme Park
  • Handicraft centers for Bahraini culture
  • Dolphin Water shows near the corniche...

Basically...that's about it..as you arrived in Bahrain...pick up some maps at the airport. Probably it will have more information. But for me I love the area between the Diplomatic water edge towards Muharraq / airport...as the beach cove is beautiful with small boats and water edge... I just love the scenery...

2 comments:

Ariza Craft said...

thanks so much 4 this info yea. nnti nk kirim fm saudi 10, ade wording saudi/nama tmpt & dua2 same design (means ade 5 diff. design). thanks so much. on july nnti, g class k.nora ker?

RozIlah Kamarudin ImOlie said...

Tak tau bila agaknye dapat pergi Bahrain..Doha and Dubai dah..i think after 2009, iAllah no more kot jalan2 middle east countries..