In 2004, the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix marked the first ever Formula One Championship to be held in the Middle East.
Located at the Sakhir, a short drive from the island's capital of Manama, the Hermann Tilke designed circuit contains five track layouts within one complex. Conceptualised with the spectator in mind, the Sakhir circuit features 50,000 grandstand seats, all providing excellent views.
Attending this unique Grand Prix means you get to watch the cars speeding into the outside desert area before roaring back into the oasis-styled infield. For drivers, the track is equally exciting, as the varying width at the end of the different straights and the 15-corner design provides at least three genuine overtaking opportunities.
A state-of-the-art track in a breathtaking desert setting, the Bahrain Grand Prix mixes the thrill of Formula One racing with a magical “Arabian Nights” romanticism. Browse our Bahrain Grand Prix packages now and experience this unique Formula One racing event live.
Comprising more than 30 islands in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain has been at the centre of essential trade routes since antiquity. Its modern capital, Manama is a bustling city of colourful bazaars, inspiring museums, breathtaking mosques and archaeological surprises.
Visit the acclaimed Bahrain National Museum, which showcases artefacts from the ancient Dilmun civilisation. Head to Bab al-Bahrain bazaar for wares ranging from colourful handwoven fabrics and spices to Arabian pearls. Take a tour of the enormous Al-Fateh Mosque and Beit al-Qur'an, a museum exhibiting many well-preserved Muslim manuscripts. Stroll through Qal’at al-Bahrain, a fort dating to 2300 B.C. Other archaeological attractions include the 15th-century fort Qala’at Arad on Muharraq Island and the prehistoric burial mounds at A’ali. If you want to explore Bahrain’s surrounding nature, the Hawar Islands Protected Area is a nesting zone for birds like cormorants, and the Al-Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve protects oryx antelope and other indigenous species.