Manama, the capital of Bahrain is a modern and cosmopolitan city. The city serves as the economic center of the country and is an excellent destination to spend a holiday in. The city features an excellent shopping atmosphere and an array of attractions that are suitable for people of all age groups. The Bahrain Fort located about 4km from the city is a prime attraction for the visitors. The fort has been renovated recently and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bahrain Fort Museum is also an equally interesting destination to visit.
In the city there are a few good museums such as the Bahrain national Museum, the Museum of Pearl Diving and the Heritage Center. The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park is a great destination for people of all age groups to have fun. Along the eastern coast of Manama runs the Corniche al-Fateh, an impressive seaside promenade lined with cafes and amusement options. Manama also offers visitors with a variety of exciting activities like scuba diving, pearl diving, dolphin watching, etc.
When it comes to shopping, Manama is a dream destination for shopaholics. From outdoor markets to traditional souks and high-end shopping malls, the city offers a variety of shopping opportunities. Some of the best places for shopping in Manama are Al A'Ali Mall,Bahrain City Centre,The Bahrain Mall,Seef Mall,Manama Souk, etc.
Manama is served by the Muharraq International Airport. The airport is located about 4 miles from Manama on the Muharraq Island. From the airport visitors can get buses, taxis or car rentals to reach the city. A drive from the airport to the city takes about 15 minutes.
All the restaurants in Manama serve halal food, however it is best to ask before dining. Visitors can enjoy a variety of cuisines ranging from American to Chinese, Japanese, Indian and South Asian. The best restaurants to dine in Manama include Lanterns, Upstairs Downstairs, Zahle, Golestan, Al-Abraaj,Burjuman Coffee Shop,Habara Snacks & Fish, etc.
There are numerous mosques in Manama and locating one is never a problem. Some of the most prominent mosques in Manama include Al-Fateh Grand Mosque, Yateem Mosque, Ahmed Al Fateh Mosque, Beit Al-Qur’an, etc.