Bahrain’s pearl project

Until a couple of days ago, I wasn’t even aware this place exists in Bahrain. However,┬á a visit to Muharraq’s Coast Guard base revealed the excavations and restoration that have been going on for years. The site is now in the final stages of completion and a new museum will open shortly. And this will…

The storm before the calm

It’s been a stormy last few days in Bahrain and, among other things that have happened, the price of fish has gone up. This because fishermen have been warned to stay off the high seas and avoid any mishaps. This is one such dhow at the Muharraq ‘fishing village’ waiting for the storm to pass,…

Pier Perfect

One of the scores of piers at Bahrain’s Busaiteen coast waits for the winter fishermen as the evening weather starts to cool down after a torrid five months of summer. Such piers, in their hundreds across this small island nation, are used by amateurs and professionals alike who get their fishing rods out to take…

Looking Out

Bahraini youngsters on a pier look at the Manama skyline as they prepare to settle down for an evening of fishing off the coast of Muharraq. With the sizzling summer weather easing, particularly late in the evening, such scenes will become even more commonplace in the days and weeks to come.

Blessed Bahrain

This regiment of the common tern presented a pleasant sight as we made our way on the jetty towards the Al Dar Islands Resort off the cost of Sitra during our visit there towards the end of the last winter. Armies of migratory birds that routinely come to Bahrain every winter have made a rather…