Bahrain was once known for its beautiful pearls, which were sent all over the world from its bustling ports. Contrary to common opinion, it was these priceless sea gems, not the more well-known oil, that first made this Middle Eastern hub wealthy.
However, in recent years, this liquid black gold has taken over, and Bahrain has become recognized for its oil refineries rather than its aquatic pearls.However, as the industry has evolved, oil has being drained at an alarming rate from Bahrain's parched terrain, forcing this small old island to seek other sources of money in order to stay afloat. Two big stakeholders in the shape of banking and tourism are just two of them.
The first is of little interest to visitors visiting Bahrain, but the second is an excellent addition to the country's portfolio. With this in mind, despite a drop in tourism in the Middle East as a result of the Arab Spring, tourists flock to Bahrain, and it remains a popular destination for those seeking an exotic enclave with a variety of unique and engaging attractions.
Thousands of tourists are flocking to Bahrain to explore the ancient Dilmun civilization's crumbling ruins, the powerful castle of Qalat Al Bahrain, the world-famous scuba diving locations, and the country's small desert settlements and craft centers.
The top locations to visit in Bahrain are as follows: