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Arad Fort & Muharraq Souq Tour

Country: Bahrain
City: Muharraq
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Heritage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at Bahrain International Airport, the hotel driver will meet and greet right after the arrival hall. Transfer to hotel and check-in.

Day 2:

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 8:45 in the morning. Arad Fort is a 15th-century fort in the Arad area in Muharraq. Arad Fort was built in the typical style of Islamic forts during the 15th century, before the Portuguese invasion of Bahrain in 1622 A.D. This fort is one of the compact defensive forts in Bahrain.

Day 3:

After breakfast, prepare for pick up to visit Muharraq Souq, Smaller than Manama Souq, the Muharraq souq offers a wide range of merchandise and famed sweet shops. The oldest section of the souq, Al Qaisariya, offers a charming shopping experience. Souq Al Qaisariya is an integral component of the "Pearling; a testimony of an Island Economy" (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The tour ends with a visit to a Traditional Coffee Shop.

Day 4:

After breakfast, free at your own leisure until transfer to Airport for your departure.

Package Includes:

Return Airport transfer

3 nights hotel accommodation

Daily breakfast

Free Wifi

Half-day sightseeing tour with a service of an English speaking guide on day 2 & day 3

All Entrance fee

Bottled mineral water on board throughout the tour

Package Excludes:

Entry Visa

Other personal expenses which were not mentioned above

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Know More About Arad Fort of Bahrain:

Arad Fort was built in the typical style of Islamic forts during the 15th century before the Portuguese invasion of Bahrain in AD 1622. This fort has a beautiful history. A few feuds between the Islamic divisions of Bahrain have taken place here. This fort is one of the compact defensive forts in Bahrain. In its present location, it overlooks various sea passages of Muharraq's shallow seashores. In the past, there was an inaccessible marine channel that was controlled by the local people to prevent ships from breaking through to the island where the fort is located. The fort is square and on every corner, there is a cylindrical tower.

It is surrounded by a small trench that used to be filled with water from wells that were drilled especially for this purpose. In every corner of the upper wall of the fort, there are nose-shaped openings for marksmen.

It is believed that the fort was built and used by the Omanis during their brief occupation of Bahrain in 1800, and it is located adjacent to the strategic waterways between Bahrain Island and Muharraq Island The canon found on top of the Fort's South Bastion pointed directly down the narrow entrance channel, formed by reefs on either side of it, that leads into Muharram Bay.

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