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BAHRAIN


Location - Middle East; Capital - Manama; Population - 800,000; Currency - Bahrain Dinar

I had a few weeks in the Persian Gulf in November 2004, and the first port of call was Bahrain.

 

bahrnoteThe Bahrain Dinar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr1Al-Fatih mosque in Manama

 

 

bahr5The Pearl Monument on the King Faisal Highway, western Manama

 

 

bahr3 Bab al-Bahrain in central Manama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr6Dhow jetty on the Persian Gulf, Manama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr7Beit Sheikh Isa bin Ali, a traditional house from around 1800 on Muharraq Island

 

 

bahr9Close by is another traditional house, Beit Seyadi, Muharraq Island

 

 

bahr10A view of Manama and the linking causeway, from Muharraq Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr13Building dhows on Muharraq Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr11Looking towards Arad Fort from the dhow building yard, Muharraq Island

 

 

bahr12The 15th century Arad Fort on Muharraq Island

 

 

bahr14There are many burial mounds at A'ali, dating from 2300 BC to 200 AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr1611th century Souq al-Khamis mosque is the oldest in Bahrain

 

 

bahr17Bahrain Fort, or Qala'at al-Bahrain, spans the period 2000 to 500 BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr18Bahrain Fort, with Manama in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr19The ruins of Barbar Temple, dating from 3000 to 2000 BC

 

 

bahr20The sand whips up at Al-Budayyi' village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bahr21In the distance is Umm al-Na'san, an island linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway - Al-Budayyi'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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