Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain which lies at the northeast tip of Bahrain island in the Persian Gulf with a population of 157,000 people. Manama’s traditional economy was based on fishing, boatbuilding, and import trade, then after the discovery of petroleum in 1932, Bahrain became a significant trade, commercial, financial center with a thriving economy.
Muharraq was the capital of Bahrain due to its defensive location till 1921, then Manama became the commercial capital and was the main gate to Bahrain Island.
Manama has numerous places full of charm to behold, it has daringly designed skyscrapers, such as Bahrain World Trade Center and huge air-conditioned shopping malls like Dana Mall, The Avenues, Seef Mall and Al Hayat Shopping Centre. It also has various choices of hotels and hostels that suits all the categories. You can book your hotel through Almosafer and choose among the list of 125 hotels in Manama.
Manama has a desert climate, the summer (May-Oct) is long, hot and sunny and the temperature goes up to 45 °C, however, the winter (Dec-Feb) is cool, dry, and windy that the temperature as low as 7 °C. We can recommend you that the most pleasant time to visit Manama is in autumn.
Bahrain International Airport (IATA: BAH, ICAO: OBBI) the busiest airport in Bahrain and the main hub for Gulf Air, located in Muharraq, an island close to the capital Manama. It consists of one terminal that can handle up to 9,000,000 passengers. There are several ways to go to Manama, you can just pick a bus through any of the 5 public bus routes from the airport or a taxi that will transfer you in just 15 minutes or simply rent a car.
Al Fateh Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world which is located next to the Al Fateh Highway in Juffair, it was built in 1987 by Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa. The mosque holds up to 7,000 worshippers and houses a library that contains around 7,000 books. We can recommend to you the best hotels near Al Fateh Grand Mosque, such as Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa and Best Western Plus The Olive.
Bahrain National Museum, the oldest museum in Bahrain, it consists of two connected buildings that cover 27,800 meters. It is a place where we can see the history of the country. Besides that, the museum has an art gallery, a lecture hall, a gift shop, and a café. You can stay in hotels near the museum, such as The Diplomat Radisson Blu Residence and Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area.
Museum of Pearl Diving, considered as the most important historic building in Bahrain that was built in 1937 as a ministry of cabinet affairs and information. In 1948, it was converted into a museum with a unique heritage. Save your money and stay in hotels near the Museum of Pearl Diving, such as Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area and Pars International Hotel.
Manama Souq lies in the north of Manama that consists of small lanes that consist of stores and shops selling jewelry, gold, and souvenirs. One of the main reasons to visit Manama souq is to roam in the crowded streets and feel the atmosphere of an ancient souq. You can book hotels near Manama souq, for example, Intercontinental Bahrain and Delmon International Hotel.
Bahrain Fort Museum Known as Qal'at al-Bahrain site museum, it is an archaeological site that consists of two buildings. The Museum houses a training room, an exhibition hall that documents five different historical periods and every one has its own separate gallery. It also has a cafe that provides a pleasant sea view. You can stay in hotels near the Museum, such as Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain and The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
If you are looking for Manama’s best sceneries with a luxury stay, we've chosen for you a large selection of luxury hotels in Manama to enjoy the best of what the city has to offer such as Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain that is 1 km from Al-Aali Mall and 1.5 km from Bahrain City Centre Mall. You can also stay in The Grove Hotel & Convention Center Bahrain that is 0.3 km from The Lagoon and 8.3 km from Bahrain National Theater.
However, if you are seeking to find family-friendly hotels in Manama, many of the best choices in Manama offer you comfortable family rooms, babysitting services and kids’ activities such as Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa and be near the Grand Mosque and Gudhaibiya Guest Palace. Also, you can stay in Marriott Executive Apartments Manama Bahrain and be near Juffair Mall and Dolphin Resort.
If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Manama, you’ll find plenty of inexpensive hotels, for example, Golden Rose Luxury Suites (Royal Executive) that is 5 km away from Bahrain National Museum, while Al Hayat Shopping Centre is 2.4 km away. Also, book Downtown Rotana and be near to Bahrain Gold Souq and Bahrain Financial Harbour.
Also, if you are searching for hotels with free wifi in Manama, you can stay in Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain that is 1.1 km away from Bahrain International Exhibition Centre and 0.2 km from Wahooo! Waterpark. Additionally, choose Crowne Plaza Bahrain and be close to The Avenues Bahrain that is 0.6 km away and The Avenues Mall which is 1.3 km away.
As well as, if you want to stay in the heart of the city, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options, such as Mercure Grand Hotel Seef / All Suites and be nearby the two biggest malls of Bahrain Seef Mall and city center. Furthermore, try Ramada Manama City Centre and be nearby Manama Reef Island that is 0.8 km away and Al-Aali Mall that is 1.7 km away.
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It is easy to book cheap hotels in Manama with high quality service through our website. Almosafer offers the best hotels in Manama at great rates. Enjoy your stay in any of Manama’s cheap hotels in the best areas of the city. The average price for a cheap hotel is 475.70 SAR per night.
The best time to travel to Manama is in April & March because you will get to enjoy the activities in Manama.
Food in Destination will be costing around 29.84 SAR.
The best time to book hotels in Manama is in February since the rates will be at its best.
Manama is dealing in BHD, so make sure to budget your home currency accordingly to BHD rate.
The average rate per night in Manama is 475.70 SAR.