Bahrain is the perfect intro to the Middle East

Exotic.Charming.Historic. Just a few words to describe beautiful Bahrain. For a gentle step into the Middle East I highly recommend the Kingdom of Bahrain.

I had a brief stopover in Dubai before my December 2016 visit to Bahrain but I wouldn’t count this as a true taste of the region. Friends of mine from India are living and working and invite me to come and stay.  It’s always the best way to see a country, with locals and friends. At times I even felt like I was in India, being surrounded by my lovely Indian friends and family, listening to Bollywood music and eating Indian food. But they made sure to get me out and about to see as much of Bahrain and experience this country rich in history.

Dubai to me is manufactured and I didn’t get a sense of what the culture of the country is. It’s largely an ex pat state and it is really built for tourists. Although Bahrain is also quite a transient place with 40% of their tiny 2.5 million population being made up of ex pats, they have made sure to stay true to the roots of culture, and incorporated the new well.

I want to share detailed posts about each of the main tourist sites I visited, but I shall share here just a few of my favourite photos shared to Instagram. Enjoy!

Really enjoyed experiencing some history of Bahrain today at Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House.

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The Manama Souq in Bahrain, wonderful place to enjoy some shopping and get a vibe for the old markets of this area. They’ve modernized it but the haggling and trading of the souq is still there.

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Standing in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Bahrain. Incredible structure.

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More sightseeing by car. Love this twisty office building near the Bahrain Financial Harbour and in the distance theBahrain World Trade Centre.

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Magical lighting brings the Bahrain Fort to life at night.

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Lion King eat your heart out! Being a kitty in the Tree of Life in Bahrain.

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The Bahrain Fort was the perfect place to finish my wonderful experience in Bahrain. Fortunately having gone to the National Museum the day before, I knew some of the fascinating history of this important site. The lighting was fantastic and I highly recommend going at night.

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The Tree of Life.

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Beautiful day for spotting some of the key sites of Bahrain. This is the stunning Grand Mosque. Look forward to exploring tomorrow.

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Afternoons in Bahrain. Taking in some culture at the National Museum. This is the beautiful view back over the city from the outside of the museum.

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Please do yourself a favour, head to the Kingdom of Bahrain and enjoy the laid back and chilled isllnd vibe of the Middle East.

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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