Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain)
Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain)
Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain)

Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain) Tours and Tickets

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Anybody looking to explore the history of Bahrain should pay a visit to Bahrain Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage site is thought to be the former capital of ancient Dilmun and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Persian Gulf. Excavations over the years have revealed a large number of cultural, commercial, and military discoveries.

Qal'at al-Bahrain is located atop a large artificial mound that was created by centuries of rebuilding during continuous occupation. It was occupied from around 2800 BC, and has the remnants of two earlier forts surrounding it. The site has been open to the public since 2008, with a museum featuring five exhibition halls with more than 500 archaeological finds, which are explained via a free audio tour.

Visiting Bahrain Fort is best enjoyed as part of a day tour of the region’s other main highlights, including Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain National Museum, Manama Souq, and the Bahrain City Center complex. It is also included within certain half-day tours from Manama, taking in the Saar burial chambers, the Barbar Temple, and the Burial Mounds.

  • 8am-8pm, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Karbabad, Capital Governorate

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What are people saying about Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain)

Yangshen_Y, Nov 2023
Great tour!
Perfect tour in which you could visit many places. The first stop was the grand mosque followed by the national museum. We then moved to the desert after lunch, and saw more history of Bahrain. We were also provided an unlimited supply of water and juicy. Our tour guide was really professional and knowledgeable. She came from India but knew tons about Bahrain! We never got bored in the trip.
Chris_I, Oct 2023
Great Tour
This was a great tour. I enjoyed all of the stops and our guide. I especially liked our stops at the various museums around town.
Paul_A, Apr 2023
Highlights of Bahrain
Great highlight tour with interesting facts and insights. One of my favorite tour guides in all my travels. Very engaging and entertaining.
Ann_K, Sep 2023
Great Way to Spend a Day in Bahrain
This full day tour was a lot of fun, allowing me to see so many places that I would not normally have been able to see. Our tour guide was friendly and made sure we had plenty to drink, as it was very hot!
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Q:What are Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain) hours of operation?
Bahrain Fort (Qal'at al-Bahrain) hours of operation: 8am-8pm, Tuesday to Sunday . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.