Bahrain's authenticity and charm will have you feeling at home the moment you land here. For years, the country has played an important role in trade activity with its Gulf neighbours and the wider middle east region. Visit the Bab El-Bahrain Souq in Manama to shop for Bahraini perfumes, jewellery, clothing, spices and bargains. Also worth a visit in Manama is Al Fatih Mosque, one of the world's largest mosques and home to the Bahrain National Library. The exterior and interior of the mosque are simply breath-taking, with grand domes, chandeliers and intricate islamic geometric designs adoring its walls and ceilings.

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