When you hear people mention Bahrain, the first thing you think about is the political situation in the region. However, despite recent troubles, the Middle Eastern hotspot is heading for a revival and is only a 45-minute flight from the UAE. The flights are ridiculously cheap and the hotels are reasonably priced, so what better way to escape the Emirate than by hopping on a plane to arrive in another country in less than an hour!
The Kingdom Of Bahrain is a surprise; with inviting seas and sandy beaches, the archipelago of 40 islands has a vast array of hideaways to make any weekend break an enjoyable one. There are just a handful of five-star hotels on the main island but the one that stands out is the Mövenpick Bahrain. It’s just five minutes from the airport and has views over the lagoon, the pool is amazing and is perfect for laying back and tanning those stresses away.
The hotel has the nation’s favourite Friday brunch attracting people from all across the Kingdom, who head to the venue to socialise before heading over to Mai Tai Lounge Trader Vic’s, and Cocoon later on. There are a large number of expats that live in the region, which makes for an enjoyable evening as the party is never dull. However, the best part of this place is to just kick back and unwind so that when you fly back Sunday morning you’re nice and refreshed as you head into work from the airport!
Where to stay
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
www.moevenpick-bahrain.com, Call: 00973 17 46 0000
Situated just across from Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq Town and 10-minutes drive from the centre of Manama, the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain offers a blend of Arabian tradition and a touch of Swiss hospitality for business and leisure travellers alike.
You can choose to stay in any of the elegant Suites or the Deluxe, Superior and Standard rooms and enjoy the selection of eateries and bars within the hotel grounds. The pool and spa are a must for a nice relaxing weekend and it’s a perfect place to unwind after those tough working weeks. The hotel is situated on a lagoon and there is a walk way across the water to check out the local wildlife.
1 Marvida travel
Marvida Travel and Tourist Co. is the best travel operator in Bahrain. They are key to organising sight-seeing tours in the Kingdom and offer room rates cheaper than what the hotels can offer themselves!
Marvida Travel offer great deals on flights from Dubai or Abu Dhabi to Bahrain with operators such as Flydubai.
3 International deals
Marvida Travel also operate out of Sri Lanka and the UK and have some great international deals to the likes of the Seychelles or Maldives, pictured above. So, make sure you check out their website for details.www.marvidatravels.com Call: 00973 17 29 7760