Bahrain

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Things to see and do in Bahrain

With a name meaning 'Two Seas' it is little wonder that Bahrain, an archipelago of 33 islands in the Gulf, defines itself in relation to the water that surrounds its shallow shores.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Bahrain wedding traditions

Engagement parties or “melchas” in Bahrain can also be “henna” or “jelwa” events. They either substitute or are followed by wedding parties few months (or a couple of years) later.

SHORT INFORMATION

Climate of Bahrain

Bahrain features an arid climate. Bahrain has two seasons: an extremely hot summer and a relatively mild winter.

During the summer months, from April to October, afternoon temperatures average 40 °C (104 °F) and can reach 48 °C (118.4 °F) during June and July. The combination of intense heat and high humidity makes this season uncomfortable. In addition, a hot, dry southwest wind, known locally as the qaws, periodically blows sand clouds across the barren southern end of Bahrain toward Manama in the summer.