Since the start of the 21st century many international business men and woman have found themselves in in the Middle East either trying to land, or catch up with clients. This is understandable as Bahrain being still in a somewhat developmental stage, there is much room for entrepreneurs and businesses to come in and invest in the prosperous city. Bahrain isn’t only good for business, in this article we will be breaking down some exciting and cultural experiences which you can experience on the spare time you have on your business trip.
1. Go to the Awal cinema to see a Bollywood film
Bollywood might only be associated with India in your mind, although did you know that Bahrain shows more Bollywood films than anywhere else in the world outside of India? If you haven’t yet had the chance to familiarise yourself with the film genre’s magnificent film sets and theatrical storylines then the Awal cinema is the perfect place to start. The Awal Cinema is a traditional theatre which is built for luxury. And with lots of nearby restaurants and bars practically next door, it’s the perfect place to spend a night.
2. Pearl diving
Although now, Bahrain is a financial hotspot, at the turn of the 19th century the main source of income for the local economy was actually believe it or not, pearl fishing. Now that pearl fishing isn’t the industry that dependable for helping the economy, it’s now became an exciting and cultural activity for tourists to partake in when visiting the Middle Eastern city. So get your scuba diving suit on and explore the under waters of Bahrain with skilled instructors.
3. Catch the sunset at Bahrain Fort
Bahrain Fort is one of the more particularly beautiful sights to see in the city during the day, although it’s at night time when the area truly flourishes. When the sun finial does begin to set, it does so by shining light upon the ruins which are between you and the sun, which gives you an a feeling of how immensely big the city and area is. Make sure you bring your camera, as this is one of the most picturesque settings you are likely to ever find yourself in.
4. Nobody does luxury like Bahrain, so enjoy it
Bahrain is known for its luxurious business hotels and that’s within reason. With examples such as Fraser Suites Bahrain, you get not only huge meeting rooms and exhibition spaces for your business during the day, at night you can also relax in a spa, have a drink in the bar and lounge areas, or work out in the gym and pool. Be sure to have a look at all of the features which your hotel offers, because in Bahrain, they take luxury to the next level in the hospitality industry, and you should take advantage of it all.
5. Go to the market and haggle for fruit
This is one of the everyday cultural experiences which you can do in Bahrain for pennies. Jinhafs Market is one of the main locations to get fresh fruit and vegetables in the City and is also known as one of the best markets for wet produce. The market is tourist friendly as well, with the local business owners being friendly and polite, whilst allowing you the chance to haggle with them on prices.
Updated: June 28, 2017