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Once known for its bustling pearl trade, this small island nation offers travellers a mix of the old and the new away from the well-worn tourist trail. Experience Bahrain’s world-class Formula One track, wander past fragrant market stalls and admire the ambitious developments of this oil-rich nation.
Starting at AU$248 a night, there are 248 hotels here listed on Expedia. A great way to stretch your budget is to bundle your hotel and flights into a Bahrain Holiday Package. On top of that, you can add activities and car rental to your booking — you’ll be ready to hop on that flight in no time. If you’re searching for some inspiration, why not add a pearl diving tour to your package?
Day 1: Touchdown in Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq, Bahrain's third-largest city and former capital. Get a taste of old Bahrain as you navigate the narrow alleys and admire historical buildings. Shaikh Isa bin Ali House and Shaikh Ebrahim Centre deserve a spot on your itinerary.
Day 2-4: Rent a car and take a short drive to Manama, the country's capital. Head out on a tour and acquaint yourself with this city’s burgeoning food scene. Also be sure to stop by the Bahrain National Museum or take the family to the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park.
Day 5: Learn about the ancient Dilmun culture at Bahrain Fort. This fascinating site has been continuously occupied for over two millennia. Admire its striking architecture and sparkling sea views.
One of the country’s most important celebrations, Eid ul Fitr takes place at the end of Ramadan. Families come together to enjoy delicious meals and mark the end of the month of fasting.
Get set to discover relics from an ancient empire alongside gleaming modern skyscrapers. Book yourManama Holiday Packagetoday and immerse yourself in Bahrain’s fascinating capital.