Sheikh Hussain Mosque

Mosque in Manama

There are mosques aplenty in Bahrain, but this tiny, perfectly formed Shia mosque has a wonderfully unusual curved design, providing a modern take on the architecture of the famous 9th-century spiralling Malwiya Tower minaret in Samarra, Iraq, a town of huge spiritual significance for many Shias. The mosque's beautifully carved wooden door is also noteworthy.