Five Reasons To Visit Bahrain This Summer

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Bahrain is bigger and better than ever. With its popularity soaring, having recently witnessed a major spike in tourism over the last year, The Ritz-Carlton makes the perfect place in paradise to explore the best of Bahrain in luxury.

From island hopping to ancient history, here’s five reasons to check this lavish hotel off your travel bucket list.

1 Dive for treasure – and what you find, you keep
The oldest gem known to man, a symbol of purity, wisdom, beauty and wealth; Bahrain was once the supplier of 80% of the world’s pearl market. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain can explore over 400 square miles of oyster beds and experience the truly unique and world-famous pearl diving for themselves. Believed to be the best pearls in the world, those who find a pearl whilst diving can take it home, making it a very valuable souvenir.

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Go island hopping and spot dolphins
With 33 islands close by and a brand new marina, explore some of the hidden enclaves and sandy inlets that the Kingdom of Bahrain has to offer. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is the ideal launch pad for boat trips. Two bespoke packages are available for 4-8 guests at a time for a dolphin-watching trip or a spectacular excursion to one of the kingdom’s best-kept secrets, Jarada Island.

Explore the golden sands and crystal-blue waters of an Indian Ocean atoll and savour a delectable picnic prepared by the hotel’s master chefs for the ideal day out.

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3 Enjoy Formula One Fun
Go Kart racing on a Formula One track, Dune Safaris, and a wet and wild indoor Waterpark – there’s plenty on offer for a day of raucous fun. Racing your family around the famous Formula One track is definitely one to remember.

4 Try an Arabian safari
Animal lovers should make sure the Al Areen Wildlife Park is at the very tip top of their list. Bahrain was perhaps the first Arab country to realize the rapid decline of many native wild animal populations in the region and the urgent need to implement safety measures to ensure survival.

Enjoy visiting rare animals such as the Arabian Leopard, the Arabian Gazelle and the Oryx. What’s more,  the Al Azizia Birds Kingdom is home to exotic birds and parrots that the whole family can enjoy.

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5 Explore ancient civilisation
Walk back through time at the prodigious Bahrain National Museum, which displays priceless artefacts highlighting Bahrain’s 6,000-year history. These include authentic ancient burial mounds as well as amphorae, copper pots and other objects from Dilmun, the ancient civilisation that blossomed over two millennia B.C.

Among the precious pieces on display is a tableau depicting a scene from the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Mesopotamian epic poem believed to be one of the earliest known works of literature. You can also arrange a car through the Concierge, to take you to the Ahmed Al-Fateh Grand Mosque. With its incredible fibreglass Dome, it’s one of the largest mosques in the world, at 6,500 square metres, and holds more than 7,000 worshippers at prayer times.

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Make it happen
Where: Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
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