Lovely blue sea!
On our way to the Bahrain – Saudi Arabian Border
Many reclaimed land sections like this one in the distance.The drive to the border is very
Typical mesquite trees found in desert areas.
This is outside the BahrainTower at the border
Major traffic jam at the border
Overall the tower was in need of
maintenance, for eg. the elevator chute
The sitting area outside was interesting
but not much of shade hence in the
afternoon one can hardly spend time
there. A café would be great.
Interesting architecture in the city.
What style is it I wonder?
Lovely ambience for a person to sit in
solitude, study their religion or just do their
rituals – namaaz etc..
I appreciated that they had a very interactive
courtyard with various activities for the new
comers like me and also kids and such.
In the pic you can see a small session where a
lady explained to us about Haj and how it
became a sacred place for the islamic folks.
There were stalls where they talked about arabic
script, arabic attire, culture, islamic books and so
There were also volunteers who would guide us
through the mosque explaining various stuff and
answer questions. It was very interesting and I
appreciate but of course I didn’t agree with lot of
stuff as is natural of a person from a different
There were boards explaining Islamic edicts, but sadly it did not allay my main concerns for
muslim women rights related issues…
All women have to wear a burkha if they wanted to enter the mosque. So considering that
modest attire is prescribed for both men and women the restrictions and rules seem to
apply only to women.
I spent hardly two days in Bahrain. Lot of Indian expat population so you can find many
Indian restaurants, schools and even home temples.
It has couple of shopping areas which have supermarkets like Lulu Hypermarket,
Carrefour. Some of the areas are like the crowded Indian areas but very clean alongside
there are international standard posh areas – it’s a mix.
Over all an interesting place to visit for a traveler such as myself but for a tourist there
are very few main attractions – Grand Pix track & Basra Pearls probably the most
I hardly spent 2 days here so if you have spent more time, let me know about any other
attractions I may have missed out.
Hope you enjoyed the photologue
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