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Old Feb 15, 12, 1:08 am
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can anyone tell me if there is actually anything to do in bahrain for a few days??
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Old Feb 15, 12, 11:00 am
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There aren't really any 'must see' attractions in Bahrain IMHO, but there's plenty to see and do, depending on your preferences.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Manama
http://wikitravel.org/en/Bahrain
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attract...es-Manama.html

It's a compact, friendly and relatively free and relaxed place, by ME standards.
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Old Feb 15, 12, 2:39 pm
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thanks
is it best to have a car to go round?

also presume chances of a daytrip to saudi almost nil?
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Old Feb 15, 12, 9:28 pm
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is it best to have a car to go round?
Not for the city area (Manama). The entire country is less than 300 sq mi ! Possibly if you wanted to go to see the Tree of Life.

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also presume chances of a daytrip to saudi almost nil?
Less than almost nil KSA doesn't issue tourist visas, so unless you know someone who could invite/sponsor, you're out of luck.

The causeway is impressive from an engineering perspective, but the other end (Dammam, Khobar, etc) is pretty unremarkable.

You'll find plenty of Saudis to talk to in the bars in Bahrain
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Old Feb 15, 12, 11:55 pm
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You can drive down to the mid-way point of the Causeway and have a meal at the tower that looks out over Saudi Arabia.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 8:38 pm
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can anyone tell me if there is actually anything to do in bahrain for a few days??
Not a lot. The Tree of Life is, indeed, one of the key attractions. The souk is probably the most interesting part of the trip but don't wander too far afield from there into the Shiite area given recent tensions.

You need a sponsor over to Saudi. But, only interesting if you have a local who can safely take you through the markets of Khobar, etc.

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Old Feb 29, 12, 7:30 pm
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thanks-doesnt seem much to do at all!

for getting from the airport to downtown hotels-how much are taxis?

also,is it poss to walk about the downtown area or is it fairly spread out??
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Old Mar 1, 12, 6:16 am
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7-12 dinars, depending on how honest your taxi driver is.
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