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Muharraq is a metropolitan area in Bahrain, an island connected to the northeast of the capital of Manama.
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Points of Interest in Muharraq
- Muharraq Souq. 10am-1pm and 4pm-9pm. 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.
- Abu Mahir Fort (Muharraq 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.
- Arad Fort (close to Bahrain Airport). 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.
- Al Oraifi Museum. 8AM-1PM and 4PM-8PM. This museum was opened by artist Rashi Al Oraifi in 2010 to display arts from the Dilmum era and currently hold over 100 pieces. BD 1.
The former capital of Bahrain and the third biggest city, where one can witness the more 'cultural' face of the Kingdom
Drive to Amwaj, it's a far more developed "western-friendly" residential compound and its only 10 minutes away from the airport. It has top-notch hotels and resorts such as The Dragon and multiple of (pricey) restaurants one can choose from, such as Burger lounge, or the more luxarious Mojo - which also comes with a bar and a nightclub. The city is still largely under construction - A mall, a school, a hospital and tens of new apartments and hotels are still on their way. (as of 2011)
- Jasmi's, ☎ 17676999. The most popular Bahraini fastfood chain. 2 BD.
Bars are no where present in the more 'conservative' city of Muharraq, however, one can enjoy a stay the the various Gahwas all around the city for Sheesha (Hookah), as well as mint tea, turkish coffee, Arabic coffee, or fresh juice.
The city is also known for its traditional market, or souq
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