Broadly speaking, the year may be divided into two main climatic periods from June to September and from December to March, separated by two transitional periods April/May and October/November. The summer period – from April to September, is one of mainly cloudless skies and persistently high temperatures with an average of 39ºC and highs of 47ºC during the day in July and August. The winter period, starting from October sees an abrupt change when first incursions of cool air from the northwest occur and replace the quiet conditions of late summer.
#1: Bahrain National Museum: The nation’s history and heritage have been well preserved in this post modern building situated right on the waterfront. A perfect start for an intriguing, well-labelled introduction to the sights of the country.
Setting a fine example of interior design, the largest building in the country can house up to 7000 worshippers and is a place where visitors can learn about Islam with the help of informative guides.
Representative of the modern Bahraini architecture, the building houses a large and striking collection of Qurans, manuscripts and woodcarvings.
Also known as the Bahrain Fort, the landmark reflects Bahrain’s rich trading history and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most prolific archeological digs in the Arabian Gulf.
Although not very easy to locate, a visit to this hallowed ground, which was excavated to reveal burial chambers from the Dilmun period, can be interesting and haunting.