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Bahrain, located in the Persian Gulf, is a country full of contrasts. The Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves as a reminder of the country's ancient commercial history. They also feature contemporary landmarks such as the Bahrain International Circuit, home of the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, which showcases the country's modern lifestyle. Bahrain's role as a commercial center contributed to its cultural diversity, influenced by Arab, Persian and Indian elements.

Its economy is varied, with traditional practices such as pearl diving alongside a growing financial sector, for example. The care taken to preserve Bahrain's cultural heritage is evident in projects such as the restoration of the traditional houses of Muharraq. Modern infrastructural developments position Bahrain as an interesting destination for those who want to see a historical, cultural and contemporary mix up close.


Economics & Tourism


Cost Of Living Index

Annual Tourists
3.8 million

Homicide Rate
0.1 per 100,000

Median Income

Tourism Revenue
$ 3.6 billion (2022)

Top Activities
Pearl Diving, Cultural Tours, F1 Racing

Source: World Bank | CIA World Factbook | Statista | Trading Economics | UNODC | NUMBEO



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