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India’s Top 5 Ayurveda Destinations

Travellers are expecting more than just the usual indulgent holidays and are now touring health resorts as an escape from everyday existence. India’s ayurvedic resorts, located on the outskirts of cities and often within areas of immense beauty, are just the thing to rejuvenate a tired explorer. Marhaba fil Bahrain looks at 5 of the best:       5. The Leela, Udaipur: The city of lakes and palaces, The Leela’s ESPA Spa is yet another hot spot for Ayurvedic […]

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

  New York. 5 days. Possible? Marhaba fil Bahrain ventured out into the wilds of the big city to see what you could cram into a week’s holiday. Day 1: Jet lag – ugh! Best way to get over it is to walk it out. So head down 5th Avenue, window shop to your heart’s delight (easier on your wallet!), appreciate the incredible St. Patrick’s Cathedral and end up at the top of the Empire State Building. Such a great […]

Europe Bound with Gulf Air

  Gulf Air serves 42 cities in 25 countries spanning three continents. Within its destination map, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier boasts a European network of strategic destinations that represent a treasure trove for every kind of traveller. With direct links to the major Western European hubs of London, Paris and Frankfurt, Gulf Air also connects travellers to the Eastern Mediterranean cities of Athens, Istanbul and Larnaca while providing access to the Russian and Georgian capital cities of Moscow […]


  A journey of discovery from the vibrant safari capital Arusha to the natural wonders of Ngorongoro Crater.   “Hakuna Matata,” a wonderful phrase in the Swahili language which means “no worries” or “there are no problems”, is a permanent companion when travelling through Tanzania. Everywhere you go people greet you with a friendly “Jambo” (Hello) – a warm welcome to a beautiful country! My trip starts in Arusha, the meeting point for safari enthusiasts, easily reached from Dar es […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has long been an exotic and exciting location. Now great flight connections make it possible to enjoy a long weekend in this Oriental wonderland. Marhaba fil Bahrain’s editorial team have put together their top 5 picks of what to do during a short break: