Located in a gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands.
Bahrainis connected to mainland of Saudi Arabia by a 26 km long bridge called the King Fahd Causeway.
It’s thought by some to be the Garden of Eden due to Eden’s supposed resemblance to the ancient land of
Dilmun which many scholars accept to be the area encompassing Bahrain.
A sizeable portion of the Bahrain land is reclaimed land that is made by filling the shallow coastlines or joining sand bars by sand or landfill.
There is a famous Mesquite tree called “Tree of Life” which is 400 years old and stands alone in the desert of Bahrain. The fact that the water source of the tree is not known attracts huge number of visitors.
Bahrain is known for its scorching summer where temperature can reach up to 45 degree Celsius and the apparent temperature along with humidity can be as high as 50 degree Celsius.
Close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources, Bahrain is a strategic location in Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western World’s petroleum must transit to reach open-ocean.
Qal’at Al Bahrain or the Bahrain fort has been listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Ever since it was declared a kingdom, Bahrain has been one of the fast developing nations and has been identified by the World Bank as a high income economy.
Bahrain exports petroleum and petroleum products, textiles and aluminum. It imports chemical, machinery and crude oil. The natural resources mainly consist of natural gas, oil and fish stocks.
TheBahrain Pearling Trail, in Muharraq, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 3.5 km trail located in the island of Muharraq, in Bahrain, that was used by pearl divers during much of Bahrain’s history until the early 1930s, when the pearl market in Bahrain crashed as a result of the introduction of cultured pearls from Japan.