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    Luxury Apartments in Diplomatic Area, Bahrain

    Strategically located within the CBD, Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain is well set within the vicinity of the Bahrain World Trade Centre, the Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain Exhibition Centre, government ministries, prestigious designers’ stores, shopping districts, dining and entertainment options, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions.

    Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center

    The Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre is an exhibition centre in Manama, Bahrain. BIECC has 14,000 square meters of exhibition space and 1,400 square meters of function space.

    The Avenues Mall

    The Avenues Mall is a waterfront shopping center along Bahrain Bay, in Manama, Bahrain

    Traditional Houses of Muharraq

    Muharraq was once the capital of Bahrain. The houses here show Bahrain Cultural Heritage.
    They include the historical Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture & Research, the Pearl Merchant’s House (Beit Siyadi), the Coffee House (Beit Al Qahwa) and the Children’s Library (Iqra’a House).

    Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    The Al Fateh Mosque is Bahrain’s largest mosque. The huge domed building hosts the National Library.  The mosque was built in the 1990s.

    Bahrain Fort

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bahrain Fort is a dramatic 16th century site built by the Portuguese on the remains of previous settlements that could be traced to the Dilmun era, circa 2,800BC. Landscape and sea surround the fort, while its interior consists of a series of rooms on many levels.

    Barbar Temple

    This is an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar. Three temples have been discovered there, the oldest dating back to 3000BC. The temples were thought to have been constructed to worship gods, as it contains two altars and a natural water spring. During its excavation tools, weapons, pottery, and many small pieces of gold were discovered.

    Vertical Garden

    A 'vertical garden', that acts as a landmark for entrance to the old quarter of the island. This is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It is home to 200 species of plants, comprising of a single wall with an arch, planted with salt- and heat-tolerant plant including Aloe.

    Hawar Islands

    The Islands have a unique environment and habitat for endangered species. They are home to a large number of flamingos and cormorants. There are also small herds of Arabian oryx and Sand gazelle and the seas around support a large population of Dugong.

    Tree of Life

    Bahrain’s Tree of Life grows in the middle of the desert with no known water source. In spite of this the tree flowers twice a year and is covered in green leaves.

    Bin Mattar House

    A retouched and well maintained house of one of Bahrain’s oldest families. This house makes for a wonderful visit for any history buff.

    Khamis Mosque

    Believed to be the first mosque in Bahrain, built during the era of the Umayyad caliph Omer II(Omar bin Abaulaziz). It is considered to be one of the oldest relics of Islam in the region with the foundation of the mosque believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD.

    Arad Fort

    A 15th century fort in Arad built in a typical Arab style. Close to the Bahrain International Airport, the fort has been extensively renovated and presents a magnificent sight when it is illuminated at night.

    Siyadi House

    This is one of the most impressive examples of a 19th century house built by the pearl merchant Ahmed Bin Qassem Siyadi, and has many fine features to look out for, including ornate ceilings, stained-glass windows, carved screens and a large safe set into the wall of a small, upper reception room.

    Al Areen Wildlife and Reserve

    The Al Areen Wildlife Park has become an integral part of the development and can be seen from the majority of locations. The park is perfect for families and animal lovers to explore at leisure and enjoy the opportunity of seeing animals in the wild.

    Sheikh Isa's house

    Home of Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa, the ruler of Bahrain at that time. It provides a fine example of local architecture, complete with wind tower, wall carvings and lattice work, and is representative of traditional 19th century life.

    Al Areen Wildlife and Reserve

    The Al Areen Wildlife Park has become an integral part of the development and can be seen from the majority of locations. The park is perfect for families and animal lovers to explore at leisure and enjoy the opportunity of seeing animals in the wild.

    Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre

    Located in the village of Al Jasra, experience the practice of local crafts where the centre is divided into small rooms, each containing craftsmen engaged in the traditional arts of pottery, cloth and basket weaving.

    Laialy Zaman

    A good place to enjoy tea and having sheesha.

    The Warbler

     It has a typical British pub atmosphere and has a well equipped kitchen that offers every type of pub food you can think of. There are events and promotions on at the Warbler practically every night.

    JJ's Irish Pub

    This is an Irish themed pub. JJ's is the ideal place to meet if you're planning on going on to a club afterwards as there's a connecting door from JJ's to Bahrain's most well-known nightclub, Barnaby Joe's (usually called BJ's).

    Karma Lounge

    ‘A treat for serious night clubbers’ 

    Equal Lounge

    Great location and fun hangout.

    Mai Tai

    Mai Tai is all about the essence of true Polynesian lifestyle, traditions and pleasure. Mai Tai lounge is the place to chill out and relax with cocktails in the hand and fresh bar bites.

    Cocoon and Typhoon

    Typhoon

    Typhoon Bar makes the perfect hot spot for leisure and business travellers looking for a sophisticated drinking establishment.
    This trendy bar is located amidst the striking waterfalls and lush greenery of the hotel’s picturesque gardens. A wooden deck overlooking a koi carp pond is a wonderful highlight and makes the ideal setting for a cool Bahraini evening.

    Cocoon

    Well sought out bar that provides a guaranteed exciting experience.

    Bushido

    The skilled, friendly and professional bartenders will leave you breathless while flaring with fire right before you! Word goes that this is one of the longest bar counters in the Middle East with an extensive collection of drinks to match.

    La Vinoteca Barcelona

    Vinoteca, is the Middle East’s first authentic tapas and wine bar, a concept originally developed by Torres wine in Spain.

    Café Amsterdam

    A unique multi-concept restaurant, featuring a first of kind use of space in Bahrain. Developed in conjunction with Heineken, Café Amsterdam is Dutch-inspired and offers multiple dining, lounging and nightlife experiences under one roof.

    Café Italia

    The place is lit with trendy fibreglass chandeliers – popular with fashionable Adiliya crowd. Serves modern Italian dishes, pizzas, pasta and fish.

    Mirai

    An upmarket restaurant serving innovative Japanese food.

    La Fontaine

    A fashionable restaurant in La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, serving international dishes.

    Monsoon

    Set in an exquisite wooden pavilion surrounded by water in Adliya, serving

    Jim’s

    A popular place with Western expats serving regular roasts. Full Monty breakfast is also served every Friday.

    Café Lilou

    An elegant balconied venue, reminiscent of a 19th century Parisian brasserie, serving trendy breakfast and healthy lunch.

    Mezzaluna

    Set in a stylish Bahrain courtyard house in a backstreet, serving international menu with an excellent wine list.

    Rayes

    Set by the water’s edge in the Coral Bay complex, serving Lebanese food.

    The Conservatory

    One of the oldest café in Manama serving good breakfast, lunch and high tea.

    Upstairs Downstairs

    Upstairs Downstairs has an international restaurant on the first floor (where you can try the Bahraini speciality machboos) and a lounge downstairs. Local jazz musicians perform nightly.

    Meisei

    Bahrain’s latest Japanese cuisine, Meisei is quickly growing to be a Japanese staple

    Villa Mama’s

    Tucked away from the ever popular downtown area, Villa Mama’s is everyone’s favourite twist on local cuisine.

    Saffron

    The place to go to for authentic Bahraini breakfast cuisine. Its amazing location makes it a true traditional experience for all visitors and locals.

    Maki

    Highly regarded Japanese dining in Bahrain. Maki's cuisine transcends the boundaries of culture and country. Maki embodies what fusion cuisine is all about.

    Abd El Wahab

    Well known and loved Lebanese cuisine.

    Coco’s

    A beautifully set restaurant with delicious food and beverages located in one of Bahrain’s busiest and exciting areas.

    Olivieto’s

    A beautifully set restaurant with delicious food and beverages located in one of Bahrain’s busiest and exciting areas.

    Moda Mall

    The mall is located at the World Trade Centre showcasing designer outlets.

    Seef Mall

    This is the biggest of the malls situated in the Bahrain City centre.

    Manama Souq & Souq Bab Al Bahrain

    Manama Souq

    A market place that is good for electronic goods, Bargain T shirts, nuts, spices and sheesha bottles.

    Souq Bab Al Bahrain

    Bab Al Bahrain is a historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama's former central business district. It marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq and is fun blend of tradition and modernity.

    Suq al Qaisariya

    A newly renovated collection of traditional old shops, buried in the heart of Souq Muharraq. It has increasingly become a popular site for visitors.

    Al Jasra Handicraft Centre

    A collection of workshops specialises in textiles, woodwork basket weaving.

    Gold City

    Manama's Gold Souk is a three-storey Aladdin's Cave where you can buy everything from contemporary jewelry to Arabian headdresses in 18- to 24-carat gold.

    Al Aali Mall

    With its plush environs, sophisticated atmosphere and abundance of luxury labels, Al Aali mall beckons the crème de la crème of the world’s shoppers.

    Bahrain City Centre

    Bahrain’s largest shopping mall, not only hosts over 350 stores, but also has a Waterpark, Cinema, bowling alley, and a family entertainment centre.

    Bahrain National Museum

    The museum, housed in a postmodern building with landscaping that brings the waterfront location up to the windows, showcases archaeological finds from ancient Dilmun. Among these finds are beautiful agate and carnelian beads and earthenware burial jars – used for the body as well as its chattels.

    La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art

    This venue is a magnificent elaboration of a 19th-century Bahraini town house, with many features typical of Gulf Islamic architecture, including covered colonnades, archways and the signature fountain. The complex also includes an Amphitheatre, a fine-dining restaurant, one of the city's best spas and dance studio.

    Albareh Art Gallery

    This is the place to view and buy paintings, sculptures and photography by established and the up-and-coming Middle Eastern artists.

    Beit Al-Qur'an

    Housed in an Arabic-script-engraved building, the Diplomatic Area's Beit Al Qur'an features a mosque, a library and an internationally celebrated collection of Qur'anic manuscripts. Offering insights into Islam, this is also a treat for those interested in calligraphy.

    Shaikh Ebrahim Centre

    This building today hosts a series of rotating lectures, exhibitions and recitals by prominent writers, philosophers and artists from all over the world.

    Oil Museum and the First Oil Well

    The museum showcases the history of the oil industry in Bahrain for over a century. The Oil Museum houses some fascinating exhibits, including drilling equipment, documents, old photographs and a working model of an oil rig.

    Museum of Pearl Diving

    The Museum of Pearl Diving's building is regarded one of the most important and historic buildings in Bahrain.

    Currency Museum

    The museum displays a comprehensive collection of the currency used in Bahrain from the beginning of Islam until modern times. The museum is located on the Bahrain Central Bank premises.

    Stamps Museum

    A remarkable collection of all the stamps issued and used in Bahrain are in display. The museum is located in the Ministry of Transportation building.

    Rashid Al Oraifi Museum

    This museum is an adaptive re-use of the Al Oraifi family's private residence where artwork, inspired by the Dilmun culture and history by one of Bahrain’s most talented artists, Rashid Al Oraifi, is on display.

    Al Riwaq Gallery

    Al-Riwaq Art Space is a leading non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art and design practices in Bahrain.

    Bahrain National Theatre

    The Bahrain National Theater hosted a number of global performances from some of the world’s foremost artists, such as the Orchestra of the 21st Century of Russia, legendary composer Yanni, Spanish opera superstar Placido Domingo, the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballets from Russia, and Il Divo.
    In addition, the museum hosted a number of cultural activities.

    Bahrain International Circuit

    The International Circuit hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix every March, and offers a host of other activities. Try go-karting or take a 4x4 around the track.

    The Royal Golf Club

    The Royal Golf Club blends elements of links and desert golf. Beginners can try the nine-hole Academy course, and a floodlighting system allows play in the cool of the evening.

    Coral Bay

    Offering a wide range of water sports including short boat trips, jet skiing, waterskiing, banana boat, and diving

    Al Seef Cineplex

    Western films are regularly screened here, programs of which are advertised in the local English-language newspaper.

    Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

    Bahrain’s largest outdoor water park guarantees for a year round enjoyable experience.

    Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain

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    Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain

    PO Box 11527, Building 34,
    Road 1701, Block 317
    Diplomatic Area Bahrain, Manama,
    Kingdom of Bahrain

    • Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity

      • Cold Store ( Convenience store) (2 minutes by foot)
      • Cafeterias (Costa Coffee, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts) (5 minutes by foot)
      • Restaurants (Le Chocolat, Bread Talk, and Chili's) (5minutes by foot)
      • Kiosks (3-5 minutes by foot)
      • ATMs (3-5 minutes by foot)
      • Newsstands (3-5 minutes by foot)
      • Supermarket (10 minutes by car)
      • Pharmacy (10 minutes by car)
    • Getting to Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain

      From Bahrain International Airport: 15 minutes by car, taxi fare approximately 10 dinars plus an extra charge of 2 dinars.

      From Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain to Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre, it takes around 15 minutes by car. 

    • About Bahrain

      Located in the Arabian Gulf and with a population of 1.2 million, Bahrain is a boutique destination – small, distinctive, classy - ideal for a city or winter break. Covering a mere 780 sq km in an archipelago of 33 islands, the smallest Arabic state is an important gateway to the energy-rich nations in the Gulf region and beyond the Middle East.

      Home to many global financial institutions, Bahrain was the first Gulf state to discover oil and has been an important economic and financial hub until today, while keeping up with the contemporary in its own ways, through fine arts, music festivals, performances and entertainment.  

      Excellent transport links, a conductive business environment, relatively low costs and a relaxed lifestyle have drawn travellers from around the world to explore the kingdom’s 5000 years of distinctive culture and heritage, by land or by sea, and be awed by the coasts, valleys and deserts.  Alternatively, partake in some of the international sports events, enjoying the usage of world-class sports facilities in the city that first hosted Grand Prix in2004.

    • Essential facts of Bahrain

      Weather

      • Summer: July – September, hot and humid; average temperature is 36 degrees C
      • Winter: December to February, cool or mild with occasional rain; average temperate is between 10 and 20 degrees C.
      • Months from March to May and October to November are warm with occasional pleasant breezes; average temperature is between 20 and 30 degrees C.

      Language:

      Arabic is the official language of Bahrain. English is used in business.

      Currency:

      Bahraini Dinar (1 Bahraini Dinar = USD 2.65). Most major credit cards are accepted in many of the large department stores, but for places likes the souks, only cash is accepted.

      Time Zone:

      GMT +3.

      Visa:

      Visas for 37 nationalities are granted immediately through www.bahrain.bh/visa.

      Business Hours

      Banks are open as follows:
        Sundays to Wednesdays, 07:30 to 14:00 hours, some also open in the evenings
        Thursdays, 07:30 to 13:00 hours
        Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, closed.

        Shops are normally open as follows:
        Sundays to Wednesdays, 10:00 to 22:00 hours
        Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 to 24:00 hours.

      Shopping

      In Bahrain, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Many traditional handcrafts are done to the vibrancy of contemporary designs and colours as the skills remain practised and get handed down in pottery works, dhow building, cloth weaving, basket making, and so on.

      Health

      Medical services in Bahrain are generally acceptable. As with general practice, travel insurance is normally advised for short-term visitors, including emergency evacuation insurance for certain illnesses and accidents. Visitors to Bahrain should be aware of the dangers of heat stroke, sun stroke and other sun or heat related ailments. Temperatures of 45 degrees C with high humidity in the summer months can severely affect people unused to such conditions. Vaccinations are not required unless coming from an infected area.

      Electricity

      The electrical current in Bahrain is 220/230V 50Hz and the British-style three-pin plugs are used.

      Telephone

      Bahrain's phone system is GSM-based like most of Europe. There are now three mobile carriers: Viva, Zain and Batelco. Batelco, being the more established, may offer a suitable option for travellers who need international roaming. In dialing an 8-digit number in Bahrain, a prefix of 17 or 77 indicates that it is a landline number; while a prefix of 3x (e.g. 32-39) indicates a mobile number. As there are no area codes, to call a Bahrain number from outside the country, it is necessary to add a prefix +973- to the 8-digit number.

      Gratuity

      There is a standard “service charge” that is usually added to your restaurant and café bills. If desired, it is also appropriate to offer additional reward for exceptional service at 10-15% of the total bill. Alternatively, simply round up the bill when making payment.

      Public Holidays

      Public Holidays in Bahrain include: New Year’s Day, Prophet’s Birthday, Labor Day, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Al Hijra New Year, Ashoora and Bahrain National Day.