Bahrain National Museum
Deserving its reputation as the most popular tourist attraction in Bahrain, the Bahrain National Museum is the best place to start for...
Funland Bowling Centre
Bowling is a highly popular pastime in Bahrain and Funland is a hub of activity all week. Also on site is a skating rink (BD3 including...
La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art
Showcasing regional and international contemporary artists, this beautiful space hosts regular exhibitions. The venue, a magnificent...
One of the surprisingly few places to enjoy a sea view, the Laialy Zaman is an excellent place to catch the breeze, have tea and puff an...
This fashionable restaurant, in the outstanding renovation project of La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, is a magical place to...
Sheikh Hamad Causeway · interesting places nearby
Beit al-Quran information
With its wrapping of carved Kufic script, the distinctive Beit al-Quran is a fine example of modern Bahraini architecture. It houses a large and striking collection of Qurans, manuscripts and woodcarvings and functions as a good introduction to Islam in general, and Islamic calligraphy in particular. Look out for the miniature Qurans, the smallest of which (from 18th-century Persia) measures only 4.7cm by 3.2cm. The exhibits are well labelled in English and can be superficially perused within an hour. The bookshop in the foyer sells crafts. Visitors should dress conservatively. The building is next to the Bahrain Red Crescent Society, but the main entrance and car park are at the back. Tours are often organised – call ahead to check.