When you book car hire, Bahrain will reveal its most valued treasures. Read on to find out what to see and do...
A good place to start is the capital of Manama. The Manama souk is the largest of Bahrain's numerous traditional craft markets and souks. There is a dazzling collection of jewellery on sale at the newly opened Gold City.
Bahrain National Museum has a collection of treasures from more than 6,000 years of history. Museum exhibits include ancient burial mounds brought in from the desert. Visit the trendy Adliya district for its bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs and art galleries. Older houses in Adliya have been converted into galleries. The House of Beit al-Jasra, the birthplace of the current emir, is a restored traditional building just outside Manama, as is the 3,000-year-old Bahrain fort.
Bahrain car hire will provide a sturdy vehicle for visiting the interior of the country. See the Sar and A'Ali tombs at the town of A'Ali, just south of Manama, among a honeycomb of 170,000 ancient burial mounds. The Al Areen Wildlife Park on the edge of the desert has its own herd of Arabian Oryx.
Jabal ad Dukan - the Mountain of Smoke - is Bahrain's highest point and lies in the centre of Bahrain island, just over 16 miles south of Manama. Situated there is the Oil Museum, which stands next to the site of the first oil discovery well.
Take a break from driving and relax on a 40-minute boat ride around the Hawar Islands to see the dolphins and flamingos.