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Arad Fort

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Road No. 4233, Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not allowed anywhere near the fort. Overzealous and uninformed security guards prevented us from even taking a photograph of the fort. One of the top sites to visit in Bahrain and public not allowed to visit during Eid Al Adha holidays. Wasted my time driving...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The fort is 500 years old, had renovation years ago and stopped. There is nothing much about the fort, unfortunately not even an explanation stands. The area around however is renovated into nice walkway and a mall, but more care should be taken to the...More

Thank Hussain M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It was closed to walking in but we enjoyed the outside quite a bit. Such history in the site and worth a stroll.

Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

It is so nice place,I enjoyed lot.This is the old historical place .if you like to visit this place please go in the evening time you can beautiful lighting around the museum .

Thank arun t
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The fort was rather basic, but it offered great views of Manama and the harbor around sunset. A visit to the fort won't take much longer than 30-45 minutes.

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a must-see in Bahrain. The old fort still stands with a backdrop to modern, downtown Bahrain.

Thank artiemac
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with my son. It’s free but basic with no information available. It’s reasonably well signposted. Don’t expect western levels of health and safety when you walk around the top!

Thank Xhara71
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place to see the and feel the history of Bahrain. Not that big fort and nothing is inside but it's nice to visit is for one time.

Thank Zahraa A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Arad Fort is one of the oldest; if not the oldest Fort in Bahrain. It was built by the Portuguese hundreds of years ago. It is a very nice tourist attraction and a MUST See.

Thank Thabet E
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