Arad Fort
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authorneelesh
New Delhi, India633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The restored fort situated on the coast brings alive the history of Bahrain as a trading post and gives an idea of the historical context of Bahrain.
A cafe is nearby, and a pleasant time can be had sipping a cup of coffee by the seashore.
Time taken for a visit would be one to two hours for the fort, but after a while becomes boring as there is no now to provide a guided tour.
Yet well worth a visit.
Written January 19, 2023
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Ade
Ipswich, UK499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A beautiful position by the sandy shores overlooking Manama. A token BD 1 to get in and we’ll worth it. The outside of the fort is well preserved and it is east to see where the first floor inside the fort would have been. In and out in about 20 mins, but pleased I did it.
Written July 30, 2023
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
nice not bad
so close to the Seef mall of Al Muharraq
we did not spend much time
and no thing so interesting
Written December 29, 2015
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain2,695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Arad Fort is one of Bahrain's most important defensive castles. It was built in the style of Islamic forts at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries, It has a strategic location overlooking various sea passages of Muharraq Island, it is extensively renovated, It is surrounded by a gated wall, and I paid BD 1 as entrance fees, it is a very nice castle to look at and see, it looked like the classical castles that we saw in books and movies when we were kids, passing through the main door into the castle is thrilling for the kids, the inside of the castle is empty apart from a water well and small rooms probably for storing the dates, it has 4 towers that you can climb to via stairs, the fort looks amazing at night with the lightings, the site was used several times as a back ground for concerts of famous singers.
Written March 9, 2019
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Jonathan W
Burlington, VT1,029 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Free entry. Renovated fort - but no interpretation to give any history or context to the fort. Nice view of the sea.
Written February 26, 2021
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roofus1010
London, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Arad Fort portrays how people long ago managed security and manning the waters of Bahrain. It is set on a high point of the island and interesting to see certain aspects of creativity in the building structure. Its a quick trip though as you can walk around it and in it for about 30 mins. The view of the city from inside is so so beautiful. Of course best to go in winter or early/late hours of the day in summer.
Written September 10, 2019
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asad911
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Amazing place for morning walk, even it got shades to rest or relax, but when the water level is low then the place smells bit fishy, they do have an cold store and a ice cream stand for summer but it’s open all year
Written January 7, 2018
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Great fort
With cheap entrance fee of one BD
Nice represent to the past of bahrain
Close to the Seef Mall
Written December 19, 2016
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Tac303
Bahrain3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Took the family to check out this fort. The guy at information shouted over rudely and we were told to pay 1 dinar for entry. Since it said "information" and not "tickets", I had my doubts as to whether he was telling the truth or not. I'm pretty sure it is free to visit this place and he was ripping us off, so we ended up just seeing around the outside. Don't bother paying, you can see everything from the outside.
Written November 6, 2015
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Maryam_91
Bahrain341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Really nice place to visit, the car parking is available all the day. and recently the seef mall is built nearby. so it’s a great place to visit the historical place with such a nice beach view
Written July 23, 2015
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