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Bahrain is the only island nation in the Middle East. The country actually is an archipelago of 33 islands, of which Bahrain is the largest.
 
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Suq stalls and shopping malls PDF Print E-mail
By Fiona Stulcbauer   »   When it comes to land size, Bahrain may be small, but that’s certainly not a term you can use to describe its shopping scene, which is – BIG!
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Magical island in the sun PDF Print E-mail
By Kirstin Kabasci   »   Ahlan wa sahlan and welcome to Bahrain! I am your guide, and over the course of this feature, I will tell you all there is to know about this little island country I have grown to love. Stay with me and I promise, you will fall in love with it too.
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Discover golf in the heart of the Gulf PDF Print E-mail
By Tanya Lunn   »    Just minutes from the Bahrain International Circuit, the word ‘drive’ takes on a whole new meaning at one of the Middle East’s finest golf courses - Riffa Golf Club, which welcomes visitors as well as members and their guests.
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Party capital of the Middle East PDF Print E-mail
By Karim Miknas   »   Bahrain has always been a leader when it comes to nightlife in the region. What makes our little island so special is that we LOVE to party and we’ve done it with the best of them.
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Night alive with sound of music PDF Print E-mail
By Marie-Claire   »   They say all good things come in small packages and Bahrain is no exception. This may not be the biggest country in the world but as far as nightlife is concerned, disappointment is not on the menu. Pubs, clubs & grub - Whatever your mood, there's something here for you.

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Game for anything PDF Print E-mail
By Tanya Lunn   »   When friends heard that I was heading off to an adventurous new life in Bahrain, naturally they were quick to offer advice on adjusting to life in a very different environment to that of New Zealand. 
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A 7-day voyage of discovery PDF Print E-mail
What would you do if you were in Bahrain only on a short visit? In a separate feature, photographer James Davis took us on a whirlwind, 24-hour tour of the island. This time around, with a little more time on his hands, James plans a more detailed itinerary that takes in the best of what Bahrain has to offer. Join us as James, camera in hand, sets out on his journey of discovery...

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Bahrain brimming with the right spirit PDF Print E-mail
By Laura O'Neil   »   Having experienced nightlife in both Britain and Australia, I can vouch for one thing: Bahrain does not fall short in this department. For a small country, there is a surprising abundance of clubs and pubs – many within walking distance of each other, and they deliver everything you could possibly want, from top DJs and live music to karaoke and pub quizzes.
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Drive by night PDF Print E-mail
By Tanya Lunn   »   Playing golf at night is not something one might expect to do, given the smallness of golf balls and the distances over which they are hit. The uninitiated often find it hard enough to follow the trajectory in broad daylight, let alone darkness!
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Around the island in 24 hours PDF Print E-mail
When leading British travel photographer James Davis decided to go on a round-the-clock tour of Bahrain, he wanted to capture a true flavour of the country on film. We join him on his odyssey that took him to places few tourists even know about.

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Riding for king and country PDF Print E-mail
By Kirstin Stocker   »   Three young riders of extraordinary talent lead the Royal Endurance Team of Bahrain; they ride for the love of the sport, for their country and for their father, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
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Striking it rich: Bahrain's first oil well PDF Print E-mail
By Amira Al Hussaini   »   Tucked in the heart of the desert is one of Bahrain’s best-kept secrets - our very own oil museum or Dar An Naft.

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Small island nation, world of surprises PDF Print E-mail
Compiled by Roy Kietzman and Archie D'Cruz   »   Sunny. Laid-back. Idyllic. Those are the images Bahrain conjures up for most people familiar with the region. Which is great if all you want to do during your visit is put your feet up and relax. But there is a lot more to Bahrain than its small land size might suggest. Join us as we explore the sights and sounds of a country that is, quite simply, like no other in the world!

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Kingdom of the horse PDF Print E-mail
By Jane Faberij De Jonge   »   As anyone who has been to a race course knows, to watch an Arabian horse in action is to witness poetry in motion.
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