MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA/BAHRAIN
The history of Bahrain goes back a very long way. Ancient Sumerian myths suggest that Bahrain, then known as Dilmun, was the lush Garden of Eden, the paradise land of immortality. Bahrain means “Two Seas” and is consistent of 33 islands scattered in the Persian Gulf. The main island is connected to Saudi Arabia with a series of bridges spanning around 25km.
Today, Bahrain is a cosmopolitan country, with many beautiful sights, including the Bahrain Fort, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bahrain National Museum and of course the famous “Tree of Life” in the middle of the desert. Amongst the numerous activities available, is the opportunity to enjoy the evening Formula 1 Grand Prix, stroll around the traditional markets of Manama or take a unique dive in the Persian Gulf, hunting for pearls.
The people of Bahrain are clearly more liberal, friendly and tolerant. It is an Arab country that mixes modern infrastructure with the defined identity of the Persian Gulf. The Arabic identity with the Persian elements. This unique identity means that Bahrain is generally more liberal than its neighbors.