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Between desert and sea, ancient culture and luxury in the big city – experience the diversity of Bahrain

Bahrain, the “land of two seas”, is located as a group of islands between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Bahrain. The small Gulf state welcomes you  with a rich history and culture. Visit famous archaeological sites, marvel at futuristic and modern big cities or experience unforgettable hours on beaches or in the desert. And no matter where you are- the special magic of the Orient finds you everywhere.

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What makes Bahrain so special?

With an area roughly the size of Hamburg, Bahrain is one of the smaller Gulf states. This compactness allows you to experience all the diversity of the country in one trip. A good starting point is the capital Manama, which is very modern with its futuristic skyscrapers and glittering buildings. If you dive deeper into the big city, you also discover numerous beautiful mosques, winding alleyways and the traditional markets, the “souks”. Near the capital is one of the country’s most important sights – the Fort of Bahrain (Qal’at al-Bahrain), an impressive archaeological site that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Besides the dazzling capital and 5,000 years of history, Bahrain offers fascinating natural highlights: Admire the so-called “Tree of Life”, a single tree standing in the middle of Bahrain’s arid desert, which is a symbol for strength and endurance. Along the coastline, dreamy sandy beaches with crystal-clear water invite you to sunbathe and enjoy water sports. Day trips to untouched offshore islands are an unforgettable holiday experience!


Bahrain is the ideal  destination to discover the Orient and the Arabian Peninsula. The kingdom is quite liberal concerning regulations for alcohol, nightlife and dresscode, and the inhabitants are known for their openness and hospitality. Colourful spices, traditional tea ceremonies, oriental handicrafts and the aroma variety of culinary highlights provide the special magic of a Bahrain trip.

The best time to travel to Bahrain is from November to April. During that time the temperatures are pleasant with 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and ideal for activities. In the summer months, temperatures are often around 40 degrees and humidity is high.

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What do I need to consider when entering Bahrain?

You will need a visa to enter Bahrain. A visa on arrival can be issued for 14 or 30 days. If you wish to stay longer in  Bahrain, you must apply for an e-visa online in advance. Make sure your passport is valid for at least three months at the time of entry.


How long is the  flight to Bahrain?

The flight time from Germany to Bahrain is around six hours, depending on the departure airport.

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