British Airways flights to Bahrain land at Bahrain International Airport, just four miles north of Bahrain's capital city Manama. On the way into Manama after flights land you'll pass the UNESCO-listed Qalat al-Bahrain mound, topped by a Portuguese fort. Later on, stretch your legs around Bronze Age excavations in Saar. Then haggle for gold or cool off in Bahrain's clear waters. Before your flights home, enjoy local Bahraini fish dishes.
After your flights land in Bahrain, you can hop straight onto your hotel shuttle bus for the 15-minute journey into Bahrain's capital, Manama. If you take a taxi after your flight, make sure its meter is switched on. Take a shared taxi, or a dhow boat if you're heading to Bahrain's islands. Bahrain is notorious for its traffic problems so leave plenty of time to catch your return flights from Bahrain.
Start by exploring the ancient civilisation of Dilmun before trying fresh fish from the Gulf and gahwa coffee in the Adliya and Juffair areas of Bahrain's capital. Then see falcons taking flights around Bahrain's desert-filled inland. Before flights home from Bahrain pick up pottery from A'ali, haggle with the weavers of Bani Jamra or splash out in the 21st-century malls of Manama. Take home Bahrain's rare natural pearls from the waters off Bahrain's coast or buy gold and textiles from Bahrain's souk markets. As a rule when you're haggling in Bahrain, only pay around a third of the asking price.