Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Bahrain's Al Fateh Grand Mosque is one of the grandest and largest mosques in the world. It is built with Italian marble, Austrian glass and Indian teak and local craftspeople have decorated the interior walls with Kufic calligraphy. The mosque can hold up 7000 people, and is closed to non-Muslims on Fridays. On other days, however, you can take guided tours inside to understand the praying practice and the mosque's architecture. All women are handed an abaya (long dress) and a scarf when they enter. There's also a fascinating small library inside the mosque.Bargain and pick up local treasures at the Manama souk
The Manama Souk in the haphazard streets of Old Manama is a pleasure for the senses. On display is everything from spices, clothes, perfume, jewellery, sheesha apparatus, electronic items and carpets. Expect to find inexpensive fare as well as top quality items at the market, and feel free to bargain as much as you like. Take as much as you can carry and click pictures to document the experience of being at a gorgeous souk!Squeal in excitement at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark
Bahrain National Museum - متحف البحرين الوطني
Take an eye-opening tour of the Bahrain National MuseumFor those looking to learn more about Bahrain's history, the National Museum should be a definite stop. Located between Muharraq and Manama, the museum is housed in a postmodern building and displays the accumulated heritage of this Arab country in nine main halls. Unmissable parts of the collection include the massive satellite picture of the country, amazing artefacts discovered by a Danish archaeological expedition and a recreated souk.Costs3-star hotel stay: 16 BHD to 45 BHD (Rs 3,000 to Rs 8,000)Taxi for a 8km trip: 5.9 BHD (Rs 1050)Local transport: 0.30 BHD (Rs 53)Decent meal with a drink: 4.12 BHD (Rs 700)Meal at a fast-food chain: 2.12 BHD (Rs 430)A pint of beer: 3.6 BHD (Rs 640)Where to stayBeing a small place, you can stay almost anywhere and still have access to most attractions. Most travellers, though, like to put up in Manama, the capital city, which has many ranges of hotels, family-run motels and hostels. For the best deals on hotels in Bahrain, keep an eye on the daily value deals here. If you'd like to find accommodation in other parts of the country, Airbnb is a great and affordable option.Do you enjoy travelling to offbeat destinations? Leave a review for your favourite offbeat spot and inspire the millions of travellers on Tripoto.