We celebrated Easter on the ship. Look at the wonderful display that the chefs and kitchen staff created!
Bahrain is the smallest and oldest Arab state. It consists of 33 islands strategically located in the center of the Arab world. It was the capital of Delman, the first civilization in the Arab peninsula from 2500 BC to 539 BC. Bahrain had the first formal education system in the Gulf States with a girls' school in 1899. In 1932 oil well No. 1 was drilled in Bahrain, leading to the first discovery of oil in Arabia.
Bahrain was a protectorate of Great Britain until 1908. In 1971 it achieved total independence although a strong relationship between the two countries continues. Queen Elizabeth is said to be a regular visitor.
Currently, Bahrain is working to develop a more diversified economy with major construction work underway. It refines a large quantity of Saudi oil, which it receives through undersea pipes.