"Middle East's little Island of Paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Bahrain by kenyneo

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The CRADLE of LIFE ....

I always thought that Bahrain is just a small modern island for shopping, clubbing, eating and having fun ..little did I know that ..its history actually dated back to 3000 BC...the time of ancient civilisation ..where Gilgamesh, King of Uruk in Mesopotamia, whose saga recounts a wonderful mythological tale - a combination of 'A Thousand and One Nights' and images from the Bible. . a place once called the Cradle of Life ...

A place called Dilmun where the people according to ancient tablet are " eternally youthful "...where "...where the raven did not croak and wolves and lion did not devour their prey." ...

A place which houses the largest Ancient Necropolis in the world ....

...all in this small beautiful island of Bahrain .

Yummy yummy ...

Well I work and live in Saudi Arabia and here , there are no cinemas, no pubs and no discos....no alcohol ...so what do people in Saudi Arabia do ? well thank God there is this little island of Paradise just an hour drive from Ad-Dammam, where I stay ....( well guess not only me but lots of Arabs throng Bahrain during the weekend...the island is connected to Arabian Peninsular by a brigde .

Bahrain is a small country (an island ) in the Persian Gulf of only 665sq km with population of approx 700,000 people out of which 250,000 are expartriate !!!

The people of Bahrain are called Bahraini ...and the country is called Dilmun long ago.

Why Tree of Life ??

it is because in the southern two-thirds of the island is mostly covered by desert. It is desolate and dry, with bluffs in the distance. Right in the middle of this desolation, however, sits the "Tree of Life", a 400 year old mesquite tree. It is marvelously big, with several low branches extending out in various directions, just crying out to be climbed upon.

A huge tree ..full of life and energy of its own ....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Night life , shopping , lesiure ...a paradise
  • Cons:Nil
  • In a nutshell:Must for those expats living in Saudi Arabia
  • Last visit to Bahrain: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 31, 2004
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  • Jul 1, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Hi,Thank you for posting la maison du cafe, i am interested with that place.Can you please give their land phone no.? i want to ask somethings about their foods. Best Regards, Michael Monarca Dubai - UAE US-Telecommunication 050-2072116 04-3915687

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    Jan 26, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    Great page. Your tips always have good photos and info. I lived in Bahrain for a year and also visited it many times from Saudi. I live in Korea now: a bit different to the Middle East!

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    Oct 2, 2005 at 5:56 PM

    Interesting page and well presented!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 10:34 PM

    I didn't know much about Bahrain before. Thank you for sharing.

  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2004 at 8:30 PM

    Wow so many things to see dude. You are a star man.

  • Aug 23, 2004 at 5:23 PM

    Very interesting about the Temple of Ba Bar. You are lucky to have visited Bahrain.

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    Aug 21, 2004 at 9:45 AM

    Very interesting Gilgamesh story!

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    Aug 19, 2004 at 5:05 AM

    Geat page about very exotic country. I would like taste the strawberry coffee.... Greetings :)

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2004 at 1:51 AM

    Very interesting page, Great information & photos, Well Done! (~_~)

  • Jul 25, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    Great pics you have on Bahrain. Yes, the racism I experience in Molde has become a daily menu, believe it or not. The saddest thing is to meet people who hate someone for no reason except his or her skin color and ethnicity.

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