Bahrain is a small Arab constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf. It is an island country consisting of a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25 km (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. Bahrain’s population is 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals. It is 780 sq. km. in size, making it the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.
According to The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 of the World Economic Forum, Bahrain ranked 3rd among Arab states and 55th globally. The number of arrivals via sea, air and land reached 12.4 million in 2013, and the number of hotel guests was 1.069 million for 1.99 million tourist nights.
Attracting demand from a wide range of segments, the government has positioned Bahrain as one of the most-sought after destinations worldwide that has so much to offer and as a result Bahrain continues to be the location of choice for business professional and the pleasure seeker.
Bahrain has many touristic places and more than one hundred elegant hotels. There is a wide range of entertainment and environmental and sports activities, many historical houses to visit, as well as gardens, parks, resorts and elegant malls.
Gardens and parks such as: Al Areen Wildlife Park, Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park in Hidd, and lots of beaches, water parks, sports and entertainment clubs.
National Theatre of Bahrain is the 3rd largest theatre in the Arab world and can seat 1001 people, and lots of cinemas, national theatres, historic and cultural houses.
Bahrain International Circuit is the home of motorsport in the Middle East, and it has been hosting Formula 1 World Championship since 2004.