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Tree Of Life
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Half Day Private Tour: Desert Delights from Manama
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Not very well signposted quite hard to find and beware if you are in a car rather than a 4x4 very easy to get stuck in sand around it. Quite interesting a certainly surprising to find this one big tree in the middle of a rocky desert. where it gets water now is less of a mystery as every visitor seems to empty a bottle of water and the ground around is the wettest in Bahrain! Also great pity to seem if defaced with so much name carving and surrounded by litter and rubbish so much more could be made of it as a tourist attraction.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Out in the middle of a bunch of oil fields, the tree is doing remarkably well for being in the middle of nothing but sand and oil pipes. There is an ice cream truck that is there often. Other than that, there are two guards who sit in chairs under the tree and offer to take photos for remuneration. It was neat to see -a quick, short visit. The soft sand around the tree may be tough on vehicles -it's kind-of like driving on snow and ice, only much, much hotter. Visit the Oil Museum while you are in the area.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I read some review on this before I even reached Bahrain. It's out of my expectations. You can really feel the peace within when you are actually under the tree branches. Imagine that it's the only tree surviving in the middle of the desert. Lucky thing the government took the initiative to have them looked after.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

It's amazing that the tree has survived for hundreds of years without regular watering. The time we went there, the leaves are still healthy green. All the artificial structures were removed and I believe the government is planning to rehabilitate the place to make it official tourist attraction in Bahrain.

Barroso

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I was initially dubious about driving 30 minutes or so from Manama to see a tree. But I viewed it as a 'destination' and excuse to get out of the city and see what the rest of the island of Bahrain is like. That part of it was successful. The island is grey desert...alternatively hard and sandy.

But driving through the desolation, interspersed with industrial and residential oasis and a little scrub vegetation, makes the arrival at the Tree of Life more impressive.

In one sense, yup, it is a tree. It is a fairly big tree...on a hillock...in the desert. But it is the contrast between the desolation and this substantial tree that is the draw.

The sad part is that it is not being well cared for. As other reviewers have noted, the tree has a substantial amount of graffiti. The area is badly littered by visitors. Frankly, I am not sure how much longer the tree will last. The main trunk is hollowed out and it seems like it is coming to the end of its life cycle (however long that it). Although some of the branches seem to be taking root and appear quite vigorous. I have no idea how the tree propagates.

So...take a few hours. Get out of Manama. See the Real Bahrain. Appreciate the tree...while it is still there.

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