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Kategorie – Bahrain

Bahrain, a kingdom on a small island in the Persian Gulf, is one of the smallest but also one of the most developed countries in the Middle East. It consists of an archipelago of 33 islands and is famous for its progressive attitude, modern architecture, and rich history. The capital, Manama, is a thriving center of culture and commerce, and reflects a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
History and culture
Bahrain is rich in history and was once part of the Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Islamic empires. It is home to numerous archaeological sites, including Qal’at al-Bahrain, also known as the Fort of Bahrain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bahrain National Museum in Manama offers comprehensive insights into the country’s history and culture.

Bahrain’s population is predominantly Muslim, and the country respects Islamic traditions, but is also known for its religious tolerance. Bahrain is home to different ethnicities and religions, and the diversity is palpable in the country’s cultural scene.
Economy and development
Bahrain has become a leading financial center in the Middle East. It has a diversified economic sector, with petroleum still playing an important role, but with significant contributions from financial services, manufacturing, and tourism. Bahrain strives for innovation and has made significant investments in education and infrastructure.
Bahrain attracts visitors with its mix of modern Arab world and ancient tradition. Tourists can experience the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, visit historical sites, relax in luxurious hotels and spas, or shop and dine in Manama.

Bahrain – a “tree of life” in the desert

The city-state of Bahrain is, like most of its Arab neighbors, a kingdom. With 750 square kilometers, however, it is a dwarf among the countries in this region – hardly larger than Hamburg. But for some, Bahrain is a pearl among the countries of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. Bahrain can be translated as “two seas”, which describes the...