Bahrain City Tours
Tourism is a major industry in Bahrain. It accounts for nine percent of the GDP.
Due to this, the government has arranged for convenient city tours which would give the tourists a glimpse of the beauty of this island nation. The city tour makes for a convenient mode of sightseeing since the tourist attractions are spread far across the island country. There are many tour operators who organize for city tours.The Bahrain city tour packages also include several exciting outdoor activities, apart from the visit to prominent tourist attractions. These activities include but are not limited to the amazing ride on Camel back, fishing and a wonderful experience of staying in the desert while camping there. These activities give you a chance to experience the Arab lifestyle.
The tour operators have come up with various packages to suit the taste of different tourists. The tourist packages take them to ancient Bahrain, the Islamic Bahrain, Bahrain's heritage places and modern Bahrain. There is the desert tour package which takes the tourists to the vast sandy deserts of Bahrain. There is a special guided tour for avid archaeologists, as well.
All the city tours have knowledgeable guides, who are adept in explaining the richness of their culture and traditions to the tourists from different countries. All city tours commence from Bab Al Bahrain, which in Arabic means Gateway to Bahrain.
The popular attractions are Dilmun Burial Mounds, Riffa Fort, the first oil field, Barbar Temple, The Tree of Life, Al Khamis Mosque and the Arab fort.
The city tour cannot be complete without a trip to the wildlife sanctuary called Al-‘Areen. This sanctuary is home to the Arabian Oryx which appears similar to the mythological unicorn.
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