Muharraq is a metropolitan area in Bahrain, an island connected to the northeast of the capital of Manama.

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Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain

Swiss flair and traditional Arabian hospitality. Overlooks a lagoon and features a fine dining restaurant, international bar, atrium lobby restaurant, pool bar, parking area and two outdoor tennis courts. 7 min driving distance from the city. Babysitting service, business centre, gym, spa, swimming pool, tennis courts. 24-hour room service, internet, mini bar, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities (on request).

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Bahrain International Airport

This is where Bahrain's international airport is located, and is the main base for [ '''Gulf Air'''] with excellent connections throughout the region and London. The airport has good duty-free shopping; a '''Transhotel''' offering beds and showers (for a fee) to those awaiting flights is currently undergoing renovation.

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Muharraq Souq

Muharraq is known for its traditional market. Full of variety of shops selling fresh fruits and vegetables, local crafts and everyday products, you can also purchase traditional Arabic sweets, halwa which are made in Muahrraq.

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Pearl Trail

This is a self-guided walking tour connecting the 17 historic buildings included in the UNESCO listing. It is currently being developed by the authorities, marked with blue paving stones, recessed lighting, and signage.

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Arad Fort

This fort was initially built by Arabs in the 16th century, it was captured by the Portuguese around 1559 and then in 1653, Omanis seized it. Today, cultural events and shows are frequently held in the fort.

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Abu Mahir Fort

Fort was built to protect against western approaches. It was constructed upon the ruins of a much older fort, on Abu Mahir island. Fort is rest against the coastline and give beautiful sea views.

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Dhow shipyard

Traditional wooden Arabian dhows are built here by hand, in the last dhow shipyard in Bahrain and one of the few remaining in the Gulf.

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Al Oraifi Museum

This museum was opened by artist Rashid Al Oraifi in 2010 to display arts from the Dilmum era and currently hold over 100 pieces.

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The most popular Bahraini fastfood chain.

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Siyadi House

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About Muharraq

Bahrain's former capital and third largest city, Muharraq has a long history dating back to approximately 3000 BCE. From ancient times until the 1930s the primary economic activity was pearling; today the city is known as a center for the arts and as one of the most religiously conservative districts in Bahrain.

In 2012 parts of Muharraq Island were collectively inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of their association with Bahrain's long history of pearling. These sites include seventeen historic buildings, Abu Mahir Fort, and three offshore oyster beds.

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