Pier Imperfect

The Busaiteen coast in Bahrain, once a thriving collection of rustic chalets, is now being ‘cleansed’ to make way for a luxury waterfront development. The wood and stone structures, as well as the piers leading up to them, are fast disappearing and the ocean eating into what’s left of them. Presents quite a desolate sight…

Freeze out

It’s an incredibly cold day in Bahrain today. I say ‘incredible’ because the ‘apparent’ temperature is 4 degree C in a place that is known to touch 50 degrees in the summer. Even in the ‘cold’ winter months, the mercury rarely goes below the 8 or 10 degree mark. While this may seem ‘warm’ to…

Bahrain’s Falklands

A question I had asked several months ago has finally been answered. Why is a small island in Bahrain off the coast of Sitra and a popular tourist attraction, called Falklands? The yacht captain then had failed to explain, only saying, in broken English, “I no know.” But now a Bahrain Coast Guard officer lifted…

Get Away

One of the best weekend getaways in Bahrain – there are not many anyway – is the Al Dar Islands Resort, off the Sitra coast. It is one of those places that offers a perfect retreat for families and friends who can spend time in idyllic surroundings in the middle of the sea, surrounded by…