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The Hustle-and-Bustle of Bahrain

An October 2004 trip to Bahrain by mahootna

Bahrain Sunset Photo, Bahrain, Middle East More Photos
Quote: An amazing array of souks, shopping centres, and crazy drivers!

The Hustle-and-Bustle of Bahrain


Bahrain Sunset Photo, Bahrain, Middle East
Where do I start? Bahrain has a multitude of cultural explorations to try out, the finest of which would be the Grand Mosque.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

It has nice, basic amenities and is a good place to put your bum in a bed for a night or two. It is close to the nightlife areas. Amit was a great help!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

Best Western Baisan Tower
Off Exhibition Avenue (Hoora)
Manama, Bahrain 15156

Lanterns Restaurant


This could well be the best place to eat in Bahrain. Mondays are the time to go, as there is an all-you-can-eat feast of anything Indian. You name it, they have it, from the meek and mild right through to the proverbial bum stingers! And it all tastes magnificent.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

Lanterns Restaurant
Budaiya Highway
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain Rugby Football Club

Attraction | "Bahrain Rugby Club"

Just like any rugby club around the world, this place has a bar, a restaurant, a couple of rugby fields, and a swimming pool. Annie and Greg are the token expat Aussies who run the place, and what a great job they do. You can even get Crown Lager beer for a reasonable price! Manni does a great job in the kitchen. His chicken curry was one of the best I sampled in my time there.

So, if you ever want to have a cold beer and a friendly chat, drop on in.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2005

Bahrain Rugby Football Club
Gate 436, Road 7113
Bahrain, Middle East
+973 17 695809

The Driving


This can only be described as chaotic. Out of all the places where I have travelled, this is the place that I spent most of the time behind the wheel, and most of my time behind the wheel was spent being scared to death. Although there are road rules and speed limits in place, nobody obeys any of them. It's nothing to be cruising down the freeway with the flow of traffic doing 150km/h, a car slipping past doing at least 200. All I can say is, drive if you must!

About the Writer


Sydney, Australia