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Bait Al Quran Tour

Country: Bahrain
City: Manama
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Religious 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. Bait al Quran means House of Qurans. It is one of the island's most attractive pieces of architecture and is the home to an immensely fair and valuable collection of Islamic manuscripts collected from all around the Islamic world.

Day 3:

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

Package Includes:

Return Airport transfer

2 nights hotel accommodation

Daily breakfast

Free Wifi

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

All Entrance fee

Bottled mineral water on board throughout the tour

Package Excludes:

Entry Visa

Other personal expenses which were not mentioned above

Kindly note the following:-

* Price mentioned may change without prior notice

* All terms & conditions apply

Know More About Beit Al Quran:

Beit Al Qur'an is a multi-purpose complex dedicated to the Islamic arts and is located in Hoora, Bahrain. Established in 1990, the complex is most famous for its Islamic museum, which has been acknowledged as being one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world.

Construction of the complex began in 1984 and the museum was officially opened in March 1990 by Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo. It was built to "accommodate a comprehensive and valuable collection of the Qur'an and other rare manuscripts", a concept which, according to a regional magazine, is unique in the Persian Gulf region.

The Beit al Qur'an complex is open to the public on Saturdays to Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm respectively. The complex's exterior designs are based on an old-fashioned 12th-century mosque. The entire complex itself comprises a mosque, a library, an auditorium, a madrasa, and a museum that consists of ten exhibition halls. A large stained-glass dome covers the grand hall and mosque. The Mihrab, the sign indicating the direction to Mecca, is covered in blue ceramic tiles with engraved Al Qursi Qur'anic verse.

The library consists of over 50,000 books and manuscripts in three languages – Arabic, English, and French – that are mostly on Islam. The institute does specialises in Islamic art, and many of the reference books have international importance. The library and its reading rooms are open to the public during working hours with internet access available, as well as providing individual rooms for researchers and specialists.

The Al Hayat Museum is the complex's most recognized establishment; it consists of ten halls spread over two floors, exhibiting rare Qur'anic manuscripts from different periods, starting from the first century Hijra (700 AD). Manuscripts on parchments that originate from Saudi Arabia (Mecca and Medina), Damascus and Baghdad, are present in the museum.

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