Cruises from Manama
Manama is Arabic for 'sleepy place', but the city is certainly not so. Here is the capital of Arab culture, and the financial hub in the Middle East. The country attracts foreigners and almost one third of the population come from abroad. Alcohol is legal in the country, with bars and nightclubs operating in the city. Read more
A surplus of money has decorated the skyline with glass and steel spires, and plans for the tallest tower in the world, although the suq (market places) are extremely popular with visitors. The narrow rows of stalls at the Bab el-Bahrain Souk are famous for their vast array of perfumes, spices, and gold.