The guide's packed 248 pages include listings on everything from museums to beach clubs and top spots to eat and chill after dark. These are complemented by maps, itineraries, walking tours, and insider tips from local influencers (chefs, designers, DJs...). So whether a visitor or resident, you’ll discover new and exciting things to see and do.
With no less than three UNESCO World Heritage sites to its name, Bahrain is a fascinating place to spend time for its history alone. This section takes you on a stroll back in time to 2500 BC via ancient palaces, temples and tombs, moving on to 16th-century forts, 19th-century courtyard houses, and finally the 20th century via contemporary art.
Streetsmart's shopping guide is on hand to help you hunt down bargains in the souqs, scour flea markets, or indulge your penchant for high-street and high-end brands in the malls. Looking for a special gift? Take your pick from our roundup of brilliant makers reinventing time-worn traditions, or pick up the ultimate souvenir, a natural pearl.
From the simple shawarma to sophisticated international fare, Khaleeji to Korean, you'll find it all on a plate in Bahrain, and our resident foodie has eaten her way around the country to bring you the best of what's on offer. If you're after the tastiest tikka in town, you'll find it in the Street food section, and for a slap-up meal, turn to our roundup of top spots in dining district Adliya. Sahtayn!
Beaching, boating, diving, horse-riding, golfing, desert-driving, spa-gazing, shisha-smoking, partying till dawn... however you like to unwind, you'll find a whole lot of options in our Chill section, which also includes options to keep the little ones occupied.
Think you know Bahrain inside out? Think again! Throughout the guide, local influencers share their favourite corners of the kingdom, including no small number of hidden gems. We discovered a few we didn't know, and we're sure you will too!
MAPS & WALKING TOURS
Putting the street into Streetsmart, the guide features several illustrated maps with walking tours. These include Muharraq's Pearling Path, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is also included in our downloadable digital express guide with Google Maps links to ensure you're streetsmart all the way.