Bahrain Tourism

Bahrain Tourism Last updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010

The 1980s saw a boom in tourism, caused partially by the opening of the 25km causeway linking the island to the East Coast of Saudi Arabia. The government responded to the influx which today is in excess of 2 million people annually by launching a series of tourist strategies aimed at developing the island's potential as a weekend retreat.

In addition to regional tourism, current initiatives are promoting Bahrain as a tourist resort and are bringing tourists from Scandinavia, Russia and even the United States.

While Bahrain's modern facilities cater to the needs of both tourists and locals, the authorities are very concerned about preserving the country's rich cultural heritage. And there is every indication that the formula is working and that Bahrain will retain its popularity with visitors and grow as an international destination.

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