RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Visit  >  10 fascinating facts about Bahrain: Exotic Arab world

10 fascinating facts about Bahrain: Exotic Arab world

Author: 21.05.2018 | 10 facts
Bahrain is the smallest Arab country. It is rather strange that it does not have a worldwide magnificent glory, because it is a real pearl of the East in a literal and figurative sense. Moreover, it cannot be listed in brilliant assemblage of countries typical for the Arabian expanses: even against their background, this state is considered to be exotic. What we know about Bahrain - 10 interesting facts.

Bahrain is a monarchy. The king whose power is only partially limited by the Constitution, heads the country. In the Kingdom there is not a single political party - they are prohibited by law.

Oil is the backbone of the economy of Bahrain. It is revered here and supports welfare, however the country is actively developing an alternative system of energy production.

Bahrain is the only island state in the region. Its territory is the archipelago of islands in the Persian Gulf - only 33 islands, some of which have been built artificially.

Photo bravotours.ru/bakhreyn.html

Bahrain is linked to the Arabian Peninsula by the longest bridge (25 km) in the best royal traditions. It is named King Fahd Causeway in honour of the King of Saudi Arabia. The sheikhs from Saudi Arabia most often cross the bridge to visit Bahrain for the best parties in the eastern region. Yes, here are the best parties in the region.

"Pictures" of Bahrain can impress anyone. It offers everything for a discerning tourist: ultramodern skyscrapers, ancient buildings, pubs, luxurious SPAs, a great variety of shopping, and, of course, perfect beaches.

Bahrain can be called a truly royal state in every sense of the word. This is also manifested by the infrastructure for tourists. Here you will truly understand what the prefix "luxury" means - they will welcome you benevolently, nobly and beautifully. Here it is cheaper than in the United Arab Emirates. For example, hotels of similar level in these countries vary in price in favour of Bahrain. Their level is really high!

One of the best hotels in the country is RITZ (of course, five-starred): from its window you can watch a flock of flamingos who live freely in the hotel's own garden; dine in its restaurant having food from the Michelin chef, and relax on the hotel's own beach, looking like a paradise spot from Bounty commercial.

Photo about-planet.ru/strany-azii/bakhrejn

The Tree of Life (local name is Shajarat-al-Hayat) is Bahrain's most famous landmark. It lonely grows in the middle of a completely scorched desert without a hint of vegetation. It is growing as if standing on a pedestal - a proud sandy height of 10 meters (by the way, it is the highest point of Bahrain). The key thing about it is that the tree has been green, according to scientists, for 400 years, although there is not the slightest source of water around.

Throughout the world, it is believed that this is the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. According to biblical traditions, this area was once the Gardens of Eden, from which the first sinners were expelled. This incredible in size and viability acacia is a vestige of the lost paradise. At the same time, the Bedouins have their own version of the origin and life of this tree. They believe that a desert god Enka feeds it.

Photo ukazatel.ru/regions/bahrain.php

The history of Bahrain began about 5 thousand years ago. Therefore, these places will please visitors not only by their cutting-edge civilization, but also by the most ancient historical sights. Once this territory was inhabited by the Sumerians and the country bares traces of their civilization.

For example, the ruins of the fortress of Qal’at al-Bahrain. It is known for sure that its foundation has been standing here for 4 thousand years. Impressive is not only its age, but also architecture. The fort was repeatedly conquered and it was rebuilt by every new master - the Persians, the Greeks, the Portuguese. The Qal’at al-Bahrain is the crown of eastern eclecticism.

In the historical plan, the National Museum of Bahrain in Manama is worthy of attention. It also strikes with majesty and wealth. It features a historical collection with rare archaeological artefacts from ancient times, and an extensive collection of works by contemporary artists, and much more. The main pride of the museum is the old merchant ships and the goods they brought from all over the world. In general, this exposition creates the impression of a turbulent oriental bazaar, which only carries you many centuries back.

In Bahrain, there is the largest of all the oldest cemeteries in the world. Near the village of A'ali gigantic necropolis was carefully preserved - today there are about 85 thousand graves. You understand that a walk in such a cemetery is like an excursion to a magnificent historical museum. Local rulers spend fortunes on the beautiful decoration of life, and on the same gorgeous decoration of death. During the time of Bahrain's existence, its ruling elite changed many times. Every new generation, every new great dynasty takes care of the ancestors and their heritage. Here it is the eastern respect of the elders in the material embodiment.

Bahrain is a real pearl of the whole world. At the beginning of the last century, the world discovered that the seas of Bahrain store the purest pearls. Yes, the best pearls on Earth are born in this area. It became a well-know fact a little more than 100 years ago, thanks to the brilliant designer Jacques Cartier, the founder of the French fashion house of the same name. He sent his son to the east to search for precious stones, and when he showed him the pearls of Bahrain - Cartier could no longer use other stones for the design of his ornaments. Among the European elite, Bahrain is known as the Country of Perfect Pearls for many, many years.

Cover photo bravotours.ru/bakhreyn.html

It will be interesting:
10 facts about South Africa
For the majority of people the South Africa is known only as a birthplace of the great Nelson Mandela, and the country where mines and carriers are literally teemed with mineral resources. However, an educated person should know much more about the most advanced state of Africa. Fill in your knowledge gaps together with the OUTLOOK!
10 Facts About New Zealand
In best-case scenario an average person knows that New Zealand is situated “not far from” Australia and that Peter Jackson filmed his screen adaptations of Tolkien’s works. Outlook fills in both geographical and cultural gaps and shares unusual facts about this amazing state. Notwithstanding industrial development and all in all technology-intensive life, about 25% of the state’s territory is covered in forests.
10 facts about Papua New Guinea
Professional travelers, ethnographists and explorers rarely visit lands, popular among tourists, because there is a slim chance to make a discovery or learn something new there. However, experts have own TOP-list of countries and regions where even in 21st century they find things to amaze themselves first and entire world then.
10 facts about Estonia
If you did not manage to go anywhere in the summer, do not worry, there are some countries which literally bloom in autumn. One of them is a tiny beauty Estonia, located on the Baltic coast. The OUTLOOK will share some facts about it and its people.
Wonderful Chad. Ten facts about the country
Africa, the huge continent, for the majority of citizens of the Earth looks as one global region without special differences. Certainly, it is not like that! Today we share the most interesting facts about Republic Chad. Its existence is known for everybody though there 11 million people live while its territory is 20-th largest in the world.
10 facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a modest beauty anchored between its vibrant friends - the neighbouring Montenegro and Italy stretched across the Adriatic Sea. It used to stay away from usual routes of holiday-makers and flashes of their photo cameras. Those who chase for flamboyant holiday, rarely look into the still backwater of greenery and picturesque mountains, and it works in favour of adherents of quiet holiday.
10 facts about Lesotho
Universe quite often offers us balance showing the shades and more intensive colors. The bright example of such a equilibrity at the square of South African Republic is the Kingdom Lesotho. The state that is situated high in the mountains, the only place within the territory of the continent which in July and August is visited by snow and snowstorms. That’s why it was called as ‘African Switzerland’.
Las Vegas. There is something more than just a casino
And you, by chance, are not going to Las Vegas to take a gamble on your hard-earned money? Or you are lured to those lands searching for atmosphere of nuclear tests or meeting with UFO? Don’t you believe me? Then read the most non-commonplace facts about this crazy city in Nevada specifically from The Outlook.
10 facts about El Salvador
Searching for word Salvador with web search engine, most likely first you get links to the great artist Salvador Dali, and only after that, to the state which is, by the way, is the most densely populated country in Central America. OUTLOOK would like to fill in this gap in the global web with interesting information about this beautiful and unique country.
10 facts about Ukraine
Over several years of our project’s operation we have created large amount of features, both texts and visuals, about various countries, visited numerous cities, got acquainted with huge number of peoples. And now, on the day of 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, Outlook with love and joy continues its series of features with the one about native country. Most interesting facts about Ukraine and Ukrainians are next to come.
10 facts about Serbia
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
Eurovision in numbers and facts
Last Saturday, in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv hosted the final of the Eurovision song contest - the main song competition of the Old world. While the fans enjoyed the welcoming and green Kiev and the performers themselves were involved in grandiosem show, Outlook has prepared the most interesting facts about the legendary contest with more than 60 years of history.
10 facts about Lebanon
Being one of the most ancient countries in the world, Lebanon has been implied in the Old Testament more than 75 times while the local city Bibl is officially considered as the oldest in the world. The first human settlements within the area of republic harken back to the sixth millennium BC that again and again proves that verily Middle East is the cradle of humanity. Today we would like to tell about one of the main pearls of this part of the world, Lebanon.
10 facts about Kazakhstan
We all in the OUTLOOK are absolutely sure that each country is interesting in its own way, and the popular destinations are often famed due to competent presentation and good promotion. Today we would like to share with you interesting and curious facts about the wonderful and hospitable Kazakhstan, a state without cultural and historical heritage of which we cannot imagine neither Central Asia nor the whole Eurasia.
10 facts about Cuba
Iron and charismatic Fidel, great rum and famous cigars – this is probably the minimum set of every person’s knowledge on this planet about Cuba. We suggest we don’t limit ourselves to it because the famous Liberty Island is a truly interesting and unusual country that deserves attention. Our selection of curious facts about it is a nice opportunity to get to know it better.
10 facts about Brunei
Little is known about ancient history of mysterious Brunei. Probably the origin involved Spanish, Japanese colonizers and pirates, who were fond of these lands and often visited them. Yet, except for memories, there was virtually nothing to be exported from there. In 20s of the last century, sovereign Brunei has accidentally discovered massive deposits of gas and oil, the black gold, in its lands. It was a beginning of thriving black-n-gold age of Brunei ...
Not only the tropics and the emerald sea. 10 amazing facts about Malaysia
More and more tourists from all over the world are discovering Malaysia which combines both Asian intact nature and urbanized million-plus cities. OUTLOOK would like to share interesting aspects of this state that are sure to make your trip even more enjoyable.
10 facts about Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan attracts by its unique nature and climate, authentic cuisine and hospitable people, in addition, it is a country with ancient unique traditions and rich history. Today we will tell you about the most amazing facts and peculiarities of this land-locked country.
Azerbaijan: Top facts
Did you know that Azerbaijan is a home to 350 mud volcanoes? Whilst scientists discovered 800 such phenomena on our planet. Mud volcanoes are unique as their composition is similar to the Martian soil. We would like to draw your attention to the most interesting facts about this wonderful country.
10 facts about Israel that will surprise you
OUTLOOK is back from working trip to Israel. When touring this small-sized but very exciting country through the length and breadth, our team selected unusual facts about it. We bet you did not know that familiar to us "at" sign @ in the Hebrew is called "strudel"? It is. Keep on reading and we'll tell you more interesting things most of which you have never suspected!
Close
Outlook facebook page