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    Discover Bahrain's Attractions

    From ancient ruins and Arabic homes, to scenic attractions, international sports events and shopping, Bahrain, a leading financial centre of the Gulf region, is a cosmopolitan multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society. With a transportation network that connects far and wide, one is spoilt for choice with the things to do in Bahrain, and what better way it is, to set off from Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain.

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    Night life is exciting in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, with the abundance of clubs and pubs, many clustered within close proximity, blending disk jockeys, live music, karaoke singing and pub quizzes all in one:

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    • The Avenues Mall

      The Avenues Mall is a waterfront shopping center along Bahrain Bay, in Manama, Bahrain

      Distance from Hotel: 1.0 km 15 mins 5 mins
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    • Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

      The Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre is an exhibition centre in Manama, Bahrain. BIECC has 14,000 square meters of exhibition space and 1,400 square meters of function space.

      Distance from Hotel: 9.1 km 1 h 11 1 h 37 12 mins
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    • Vertical Garden

      A 'vertical garden', that acts as a landmark for entrance to the old quarter of the island. This is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It is home to 200 species of plants, comprising of a single wall with an arch, planted with salt- and heat-tolerant plant including Aloe.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.1 km 38 mins 41 mins 5 mins
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    • Hawar Islands

      The Islands have a unique environment and habitat for endangered species. They are home to a large number of flamingos and cormorants. There are also small herds of Arabian oryx and Sand gazelle and the seas around support a large population of Dugong.

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    • Tree of Life

      Bahrain’s Tree of Life grows in the middle of the desert with no known water source. In spite of this the tree flowers twice a year and is covered in green leaves.

      Distance from Hotel: 35.1 km 7 h 7 mins 3 h 1 min 37 mins
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    • Bin Mattar House

      A retouched and well maintained house of one of Bahrain’s oldest families. This house makes for a wonderful visit for any history buff.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.5 km 31 mins 34 mins 4 mins
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    • Khamis Mosque

      Believed to be the first mosque in Bahrain, built during the era of the Umayyad caliph Omer II(Omar bin Abaulaziz). It is considered to be one of the oldest relics of Islam in the region with the foundation of the mosque believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD.

      Distance from Hotel: 6.2 km 1 h 18 mins 1 h 24 mins 13 mins
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    • Arad Fort

      A 15th century fort in Arad built in a typical Arab style. Close to the Bahrain International Airport, the fort has been extensively renovated and presents a magnificent sight when it is illuminated at night.

      Distance from Hotel: 6.2 km 1 h 18 mins 1 h 8 mins 9 mins
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    • Al Areen Wildlife and Reserve

      The Al Areen Wildlife Park has become an integral part of the development and can be seen from the majority of locations. The park is perfect for families and animal lovers to explore at leisure and enjoy the opportunity of seeing animals in the wild.

      Distance from Hotel: 36.2 km 7 h 24 mins 2 h 50 mins 31 mins
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    • Bahrain Fort

      A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bahrain Fort is a dramatic 16th century site built by the Portuguese on the remains of previous settlements that could be traced to the Dilmun era, circa 2,800BC. Landscape and sea surround the fort, while its interior consists of a series of rooms on many levels.

      Distance from Hotel: 8 km 1 h 39 mins 1 h 42 mins 11 mins
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    • Al Areen Wildlife and Reserve

      The Al Areen Wildlife Park has become an integral part of the development and can be seen from the majority of locations. The park is perfect for families and animal lovers to explore at leisure and enjoy the opportunity of seeing animals in the wild.

      Distance from Hotel: 36.2 km 7 h 24 mins 2 h 50 mins 31 mins
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    • Sheikh Isa's house

      Home of Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa, the ruler of Bahrain at that time. It provides a fine example of local architecture, complete with wind tower, wall carvings and lattice work, and is representative of traditional 19th century life.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.1 km 38 mins 41 mins 5 mins
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    • Traditional Houses of Muharraq

      Muharraq was once the capital of Bahrain. The houses here show Bahrain Cultural Heritage. They include the historical Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture & Research, the Pearl Merchant’s House (Beit Siyadi), the Coffee House (Beit Al Qahwa) and the Children’s Library (Iqra’a House).

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 35 mins 38 mins 5 mins
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    • Barbar Temple

      This is an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar. Three temples have been discovered there, the oldest dating back to 3000BC. The temples were thought to have been constructed to worship gods, as it contains two altars and a natural water spring. During its excavation tools, weapons, pottery, and many small pieces of gold were discovered.

      Distance from Hotel: 29.8 km 6 h 10 mins 2 h 44 mins 30 mins
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    • Al Fateh Grand Mosque

      The Al Fateh Mosque is Bahrain’s largest mosque. The huge domed building hosts the National Library.  The mosque was built in the 1990s.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 46 mins 46 mins 7 mins
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    • Siyadi House

      This is one of the most impressive examples of a 19th century house built by the pearl merchant Ahmed Bin Qassem Siyadi, and has many fine features to look out for, including ornate ceilings, stained-glass windows, carved screens and a large safe set into the wall of a small, upper reception room.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.3 km 41 mins 44 mins 6 mins
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    • Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre

      Located in the village of Al Jasra, experience the practice of local crafts where the centre is divided into small rooms, each containing craftsmen engaged in the traditional arts of pottery, cloth and basket weaving.

      Distance from Hotel: 19.8 km 4 h 1 min 2 h 35 mins 18 mins
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    • Laialy Zaman

      A good place to enjoy tea and having sheesha.

      Distance from Hotel: 2 km 25 mins 25 mins 6 mins
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    • The Warbler

      It has a typical British pub atmosphere and has a well equipped kitchen that offers every type of pub food you can think of. There are events and promotions on at the Warbler practically every night.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.6 km 20 mins 20 mins 4 mins
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    • JJ Murphy's

      This is an Irish themed pub. JJ's is the ideal place to meet if you're planning on going on to a club afterwards as there's a connecting door from JJ's to Bahrain's most well-known nightclub, Barnaby Joe's (usually called BJ's).

      Distance from Hotel: 3.1 km 39 mins 39 mins 6 mins
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    • Karma Lounge

      ‘A treat for serious night clubbers’ 

      Distance from Hotel: 2.2 km 27 mins 27 mins 6 mins
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    • Equal Lounge

      Great location and fun hangout.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.9 km 49 mins 1 h 8 mins
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    • Mai Tai

      Mai Tai is all about the essence of true Polynesian lifestyle, traditions and pleasure. Mai Tai lounge is the place to chill out and relax with cocktails in the hand and fresh bar bites.

      Distance from Hotel: 6.3 km 1 h 18 mins 1 h 30 mins 9 mins
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    • Cocoon

      Well sought out bar that provides a guaranteed exciting experience.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 46 mins 46 mins 9 min
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    • Bushido

      The skilled, friendly and professional bartenders will leave you breathless while flaring with fire right before you! Word goes that this is one of the longest bar counters in the Middle East with an extensive collection of drinks to match.

      Distance from Hotel: 9.5 km 1 h 57 mins 1 h 31 mins 12 mins
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    • La Vinoteca Barcelona

      Vinoteca, is the Middle East’s first authentic tapas and wine bar, a concept originally developed by Torres wine in Spain.

      Distance from Hotel: 5 km 1 h 3 mins 58 mins 9 mins
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    • Café Amsterdam

      A unique multi-concept restaurant, featuring a first of kind use of space in Bahrain. Developed in conjunction with Heineken, Café Amsterdam is Dutch-inspired and offers multiple dining, lounging and nightlife experiences under one roof.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.8 km 47 mins 47 mins 6 mins
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    • Typhoon

      Typhoon Bar makes the perfect hot spot for leisure and business travellers looking for a sophisticated drinking establishment.
      This trendy bar is located amidst the striking waterfalls and lush greenery of the hotel’s picturesque gardens. A wooden deck overlooking a koi carp pond is a wonderful highlight and makes the ideal setting for a cool Bahraini evening

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 46 mins 46 mins 9 min
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    • Café Italia

      The place is lit with trendy fibreglass chandeliers – popular with fashionable Adiliya crowd. Serves modern Italian dishes, pizzas, pasta and fish.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.9 km 48 mins 55 mins 7 mins
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    • Mirai

      An upmarket restaurant serving innovative Japanese food.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 45 mins 45 mins 6 mins
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    • La Fontaine

      A fashionable restaurant in La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, serving international dishes.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.5 km 20 mins 20 mins 4 mins
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    • Monsoon

      Set in an exquisite wooden pavilion surrounded by water in Adliya, serving Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Japanese dishes.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.8 km 47 mins 54 mins 7 mins
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    • Jim’s

      A popular place with Western expats serving regular roasts. Full Monty breakfast is also served every Friday.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 45 mins 45 mins 7 mins
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    • Café Lilou

      An elegant balconied venue, reminiscent of a 19th century Parisian brasserie, serving trendy breakfast and healthy lunch.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.7 km 46 mins 46 mins 7 mins
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    • Mezzaluna

      Set in a stylish Bahrain courtyard house in a backstreet, serving international menu with an excellent wine list.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.8 km 48 mins 48 mins 9 mins
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    • Rayes

      Set by the water’s edge in the Coral Bay complex, serving Lebanese food.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.2 km 28 mins 28 mins 6 mins
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    • The Conservatory

      One of the oldest café in Manama serving good breakfast, lunch and high tea.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.8 km 47 mins 52 mins 8 mins
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    • Upstairs Downstairs

      Upstairs Downstairs has an international restaurant on the first floor (where you can try the Bahraini speciality machboos) and a lounge downstairs. Local jazz musicians perform nightly.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.9 km 48 mins 55 mins 7 mins
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    • Meisei

      Bahrain’s latest Japanese cuisine, Meisei is quickly growing to be a Japanese staple

      Distance from Hotel: 4.2 km 52 mins 59 mins 8 mins
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    • Villa Mama’s

      Tucked away from the ever popular downtown area, Villa Mama’s is everyone’s favourite twist on local cuisine.

      Distance from Hotel: 14.8 km 3 h 1 min 2 h 48 mins 18 mins
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    • Saffron

      The place to go to for authentic Bahraini breakfast cuisine. Its amazing location makes it a true traditional experience for all visitors and locals

      Distance from Hotel: 2.8 km 35 mins 48 mins 5 mins
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    • Maki

      Highly regarded Japanese dining in Bahrain. Maki's cuisine transcends the boundaries of culture and country. Maki embodies what fusion cuisine is all about.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 46 mins 46 mins 9 mins
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    • Abd El Wahab

      Well known and loved Lebanese cuisine.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.1 km 14 mins 14 mins 4 mins
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    • Coco’s

      A beautifully set restaurant with delicious food and beverages located in one of Bahrain’s busiest and exciting areas.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.6 km 45 mins 45 mins 7 mins
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    • Olivieto’s

      A beautifully set restaurant with delicious food and beverages located in one of Bahrain’s busiest and exciting areas.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.3 km 41 mins 41 mins 7 mins
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    • Moda Mall

      The mall is located at the World Trade Centre showcasing designer outlets.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.1 km 14 mins 14 mins 4 mins
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    • Seef Mall

      This is the biggest of the malls situated in the Bahrain City centre.

      Distance from Hotel: 6.2 km 1 h 17 mins 1 h 41 mins
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    • Manama Souq

      A market place that is good for electronic goods, Bargain T shirts, nuts, spices and sheesha bottles.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.3 km 29 mins 29 mins 6 mins
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    • Suq al Qaisariya

      A newly renovated collection of traditional old shops, buried in the heart of Souq Muharraq. It has increasingly become a popular site for visitors.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.6 km 32 mins 50 mins 4 mins
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    • Gold City

      Manama's Gold Souk is a three-storey Aladdin's Cave where you can buy everything from contemporary jewelry to Arabian headdresses in 18- to 24-carat gold.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.3 km 29 mins 29 mins 5 mins
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    • Al Aali Mall

      With its plush environs, sophisticated atmosphere and abundance of luxury labels, Al Aali mall beckons the crème de la crème of the world’s shoppers.

      Distance from Hotel: 5.4 km 1 h 7 mins 1 h 17 mins 7 mins
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    • City Centre

      Bahrain’s largest shopping mall, not only hosts over 350 stores, but also has a Waterpark, Cinema, bowling alley, and a family entertainment centre.

      Distance from Hotel: 4 km 50 mins 55 mins 9 mins
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    • Souq Bab Al Bahrain

      Bab Al Bahrain is a historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama's former central business district. It marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq and is fun blend of tradition and modernity.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.3 km 29 mins 29 mins 6 mins
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    • Bahrain National Museum

      The museum, housed in a postmodern building with landscaping that brings the waterfront location up to the windows, showcases archaeological finds from ancient Dilmun. Among these finds are beautiful agate and carnelian beads and earthenware burial jars – used for the body as well as its chattels.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.5 km 19 mins 19 mins 4 mins
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    • La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art

      This venue is a magnificent elaboration of a 19th-century Bahraini town house, with many features typical of Gulf Islamic architecture, including covered colonnades, archways and the signature fountain. The complex also includes an Amphitheatre, a fine-dining restaurant, one of the city's best spas and dance studio.

      Distance from Hotel: 1.5 km 20 mins 20 mins 4 mins
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    • Albareh Art Gallery

      This is the place to view and buy paintings, sculptures and photography by established and the up-and-coming Middle Eastern artists.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.9 km 49 mins 51 mins 8 mins
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    • Beit Al-Qur'an

      Housed in an Arabic-script-engraved building, the Diplomatic Area's Beit Al Qur'an features a mosque, a library and an internationally celebrated collection of Qur'anic manuscripts. Offering insights into Islam, this is also a treat for those interested in calligraphy.

      Distance from Hotel: 800 m 10 mins 10 mins 2 mins
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    • Shaikh Ebrahim Centre

      This building today hosts a series of rotating lectures, exhibitions and recitals by prominent writers, philosophers and artists from all over the world.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.9 km 36 mins 51 mins 5 mins
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    • Oil Museum and the First Oil Well

      The museum showcases the history of the oil industry in Bahrain for over a century. The Oil Museum houses some fascinating exhibits, including drilling equipment, documents, old photographs and a working model of an oil rig.

      Distance from Hotel: 38.7 km 7 h 51 mins 3 h 33 mins
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    • Museum of Pearl Diving

      The Museum of Pearl Diving's building is regarded one of the most important and historic buildings in Bahrain.

      Distance from Hotel: 2.6 km 33 mins 27 mins 6 mins
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    • Currency Museum

      The museum displays a comprehensive collection of the currency used in Bahrain from the beginning of Islam until modern times. The museum is located on the Bahrain Central Bank premises.

      Distance from Hotel: 550 m 7 mins 7 mins 2 mins
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    • Stamps Museum

      A remarkable collection of all the stamps issued and used in Bahrain are in display. The museum is located in the Ministry of Transportation building.

      Distance from Hotel: 220 m 3 mins 3 mins 2 mins
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    • Rashid Al Oraifi Museum

      This museum is an adaptive re-use of the Al Oraifi family's private residence where artwork, inspired by the Dilmun culture and history by one of Bahrain’s most talented artists, Rashid Al Oraifi, is on display.

      Distance from Hotel: 4.3 km 53 mins 1 h 8 mins 8 mins
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    • Al Riwaq Gallery

      Al-Riwaq Art Space is a leading non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art and design practices in Bahrain.

      Distance from Hotel: 3.7 km 46 mins 50 mins 7 mins
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    • Bahrain National Theatre

      The Bahrain National Theater hosted a number of global performances from some of the world’s foremost artists, such as the Orchestra of the 21st Century of Russia, legendary composer Yanni, Spanish opera superstar Placido Domingo, the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballets from Russia, and Il Divo.
      In addition, the museum hosted a number of cultural activities,

      Distance from Hotel: 1.7 km 21 mins 21 mins 5 mins
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    • Bahrain International Circuit

      The International Circuit hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix every March, and offers a host of other activities. Try go-karting or take a 4x4 around the track.

      Distance from Hotel: 30.4 km 6 h 16 mins 2 h 41 mins 30 mins
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    • The Royal Golf Club

      The Royal Golf Club blends elements of links and desert golf. Beginners can try the nine-hole Academy course, and a floodlighting system allows play in the cool of the evening.

      Distance from Hotel: 23 km 4 h 45 mins 2 h 2 mins 26 mins
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    • Coral Bay

      Offering a wide range of water sports including short boat trips, jet skiing, waterskiing, banana boat, and diving

      Distance from Hotel: 2.2 km 28 mins 28 mins 6 mins
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    • Al Seef Cineplex

      Western films are regularly screened here, programs of which are advertised in the local English-language newspaper.

      Distance from Hotel: 6.2 km 1 h 16 mins 1 h 41 mins 10 mins
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    • Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

      Bahrain’s largest outdoor water park guarantees for a year round enjoyable experience.

      Distance from Hotel: 36.2 km 7 h 24 mins 2 h 42 mins 31 mins
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