Bahrain is a vibrant tourist destination with tiny villages and towns around the island just waiting to be explored. Learn about pearls, the island’s history and especially about the ancient Dilmun civilization at the Bahrain National Museum and then head out to tour the Bahrain Fort, built over 3000 years ago and carefully restored. Haggle for gold jewelry in Manama, buy handmade pottery in A’Ali Village and palm baskets in Karabad, and wander through the souks in Bab al Bahrain. Stand in the shade under the 400 year-old Tree of Life and visit the breathtaking Grand Mosque which is open to the public outside prayer times. Dive for pearls off Dar Island and ride a camel at the Royal Camel Farm . Go to the Al-Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve to see endangered Arabian Oryx and Addax among 50 other species of wildlife. Explore the tombs of Sar and the ancient burial mounds outside A’Ali.