Things to do in Bahrain
- The mangroves situated at the southern end of Tubli Bay serve as home for a variety of fish and crustaceans as also herons and egrets.
- The desert features its own flora and fauna, the most common being the low-growing juicy bean caper which is well adapted to the desert conditions. Tourists who visit this area in January would be able to see the parasitic desert hyacinth while those who come after rains would be able to see an entire floral display in full bloom. Well camouflaged birds, reptiles and mammals complete the cycle of life and balance this unique ecosystem.
- Freshwater ditches feature a habitat of their own and support kingfishers, several species of marsh frogs, mongoose and herons.
After having wandered all over the countryside, it is time to indulge in water sports like sailing and scuba diving, ride a camel along the highway, play golf and bargain while shopping till it is time to drop dead.
A unique attraction in Bahrain is the Tree of Life which is a large and a wide tree growing amidst oil wells and petroleum industries and is fully covered with graffiti. The Bahrain fort and museum also deserve a visit and while the former has undergone restoration a number of times, the latter showcases many significant artefacts housed within a large rectangular white building.
Accommodation in Bahrain is provided by many hotels and resorts and an appropriate venue could be chosen depending upon the budget. The best time to visit this country is between November and March when the days are pleasant and the evenings are cool. Safety is not a concern due to the low crime rate although burglaries cannot be completely ruled out and it is better to remain well hydrated throughout the day.
Bahrain is a pleasure to visit as long as social norms are adhered to and followed. Till the time the local culture is respected and duly acknowledged, there is no stopping to an enjoyable and memorable vacation here irrespective of the ethnicity of the visitor.