The competitive prices at Manama’s ‘gold souk’ attract customers from as far as India, while the warren-like streets of its main souk have stalls selling everything from hard-to-find spices to cut-price electrical goods.
Multiple check-in options, including online check-in and downloadable boarding passes, allow you to get to the departure lounge with ease.
Water springs bubbling up through the seabed are thought to be the source of their reflective glow.
Head to the island of Muharraq for the self-guided UNESCO Pearl Trail and discover them for yourself.
Surrounded by the Arabian Gulf and neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the economic hub is made up of more than 30 intriguing islands.
There’s never been a better time to visit, with the thriving capital of Manama blending ancient sites and futuristic skylines with foodie hangouts and elegant mosques.