Muharraq Dhow Building Yard


It can be a bit hit or miss as to whether you see any action here, but it's worth pulling over to admire the half-built wooden dhows (traditional cargo boards) by the roadside as you drive between Manama and Qalat Arad.

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1. Qalat Arad

0.55 MILES

Built in the early 15th century by the Portuguese, Qalat Arad takes its name from the Greek name for Muharraq, Arados. The fort has been nicely restored,…

2. Qalat Bu Mahir

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An ancient defence fort built around 1840 to spot invading boats, the Bu Mahir Fort stares out across a bay to the high rises of Manama, making it an…

3. Beit Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa

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Offering a fascinating look at pre-oil life in Bahrain, this building was constructed around 1800 and is one of the finest examples of a traditional house…

4. Busaad Art Gallery


In a wonderfully restored 1930s house, this gallery is the former family home of Ebrahim Mohamed Busaad, who was born here in 1954. On display are Busaad…

5. Beit Seyadi

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A traditional house from the pre-oil period, Beit Seyadi once belonged to a pearl merchant. The house, located off Sheikh Isa Ave and closed for…

6. Al Korar House

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In this house, Muharraq women work to preserve the craft of al korar (gold-thread weaving), which three generations of a local family saved from…

8. Muharraq Souq

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Running through the heart of Muharraq city, the souq is an atmospheric old Bahraini bazaar where all the needs of daily life are bought and bartered for…