Located at Sakhir, 30 km south-west of the island’s capital, Manama, the Hermann Tilke designed Bahrain International Circuit was the first of its kind in the Middle East. Opened in 2004, the circuit hosts the world-famous F1 Bahrain Grand Prix each year.
Motorsports are incredibly popular in Bahrain and the Bahrain International Circuit is the most technologically advanced in the world. Even if the annual Formula One isn’t on, there are still lots of reasons to visit.
Tours of the circuit are available including a VIP Tour where you get behind-the-scenes at the control towers and media centre, and, of course, get to drive around the track. The 3-seater ‘Dragster Xperience’ looks amazing and karting around the track is also popular. Look out for international music shows too.
Once you’ve bought your F1 merchandise, the Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve is less than a 10-minute drive away. 100,000 plants and 500 animals native to the Arabian Gulf region have been protected here for over 30 years on this 400-hectare reserve. You can expect to see pelicans, flamingos, gazelles, Arabian Oryx, wild sheep, ostriches and goats, all roaming freely. Bus Tours are available throughout the day.
Planning a trip to Bahrain soon? Experience the true essence of the Gulf state with a stay at our luxurious hotel apartments in two vibrant and upmarket locations.
Fraser Suites Seef is located in Seef Mall with a wide variety of retail shops and dining options from cafés to restaurants – something to suit everyone’s taste. The location is ideal for families while visiting Bahrain as the property offers a range of facilities such as a temperature controlled pool and a kids club.
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area is located in the centre of Manama. The property has newly launched its Two and Three Bedroom Penthouse Apartments offering superb views of the sea. And just a few minutes away is The Avenues Malls and City Centre Mall. After you’ve finished your sightseeing or business meetings, you can relax in the Spa or enjoy a meal at Da Rosa, our signature restaurant.
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