Bahrain overview

Bahrain Travel Guide
Bahrain is rapidly becoming one of the hottest tourist destinations in the Persian Gulf, largely due to its reputation as a more liberal and modern Arab state. This means Bahrain offers a good introduction to the region for those who aren't ready to jump straight away into a world free of beer and McDonalds. The island is the home of several famous castles, including Qalat Al Bahrain which is now ranked as a World Heritage Site. The recent increase in foreign tourism is largely due to Bahrain becoming the first Arab country to host a Formula One race. The Bahrain Grand Prix has been a successful and popular F1 event and has helped to open the country up to more foreign tourism and investment. Bahrain allows tourists to experience the beauty of Arab culture in a more modern and tolerant environment.