Jordan is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. The boundry of Jordan is shared by Saudi Arabia in the south and the east, Iraq in the north-east, Syria in the north and Israel and the Palestinian West Bank in the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a 26-kilometre coastline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital of Jordan is Amman and is Jordan's most populous city. Amman is also the country's economic, political and cultural centre.
Jordan is almost landlocked country. It has an area of 89,342 square km. Its population is approx 10 million and it is 11th-most populous Arab country. Sunni Islam, practiced by around 95% of the population, is the dominant religion in Jordan and coexists with an indigenous Christian minority.
The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, but it also attracts medical tourism due to its well developed health sector.
Bahrain receives approx. four million tourists a year. Most visitors are from Arab states of the Persian Gulf but there are an increasing number of tourists from outside the region.
Al Dar Island
Hawar Islands: a group of islands off the west coast of Qatar in the Gulf of Bahrain
Durrat Al Bahrain: a land-reclamation development similar to Dubai's Palm Islands.
Bahrain Bay: Bahrain Bay is a waterfront real estate development situated on the north-east coastline of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bahrain City Centre, in Manama.
Al Enma Mall
Beit Al Quran. The Bahrain National Museum has a collection of artifacts from the Kingdom's history dating back to the island's first human inhabitation 5000 years ago.
Beit Al Qur'an, one of the island's most distinctive pieces of architecture, is home to a rare collection of Islamic manuscripts, prints and books. It is located in Hoora, part of the capital, Manama.
The Oil Museum is located near Jabal Ad Dukhan. It was built in 1992 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first discovery of oil in the Persian Gulf, it exhibits old photographs, drilling equipment and a working model of an oil rig.
Other places to visit in Bahrain
Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Al Areen Wildlife Park
Tree of Life
Bahrain International Circuit
Bahrain is a country in Persian Gulf area. it is a Sovereign state. This is an island nation which consists a number of Islands and is a small archipelago with 33 natural Islands and 51 artificial Islands. These 51 artificial Islands are around Bahrain Island and occupies approximately 83% of total Bahrain land area.
Bahrain location: Bahrain is located between Qatar Peninsula and north east coast of Saudi Arabia. It is connected with Saudi Arabia by 25 km long king Fahd Causeway.
Bahrain capital: The capital of Bahrain is Manama which is also the largest city of Bahrain.
Bahrain population: The population of Bahrain is around 1.2 million.
Bahrain people: out of 1.2 million population 50% of the population are are non nationals.
Bahrain area: Bahrain's total land area is very small and is approximately 780 square kilometres, making it the third smallest country in Asia. Other two countries which are smaller than Bahrain are Maldives and Singapore.
Bahrain history: As a history in brief, Bahrain was the place of ancient Dilmun civilization. Bahrain came to fame from ancient fisheries of pearls. In the 19th, century the pearls generated from Bahrain were known as the world's best pearls. There was an Arab rule over Bahrain and after that Portuguese ruled the country from 1521 To 1602. After its conquest by Shah Abbas I who hailed from the Safavid Dynasty under the Persian Empire in 1783, Bahrain was captured by Bani Utbah from Nasr Al-Madhkur and since then, the country has been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. Ahmed Al Fateh was Bahrain’s first hakim.
Bahrain was an Emirate which declared Islamic constitutional monarchy in 2002. Bahrain had become British protectorate following various treaty with United Kingdom in late 1800. Bahrain declared independence in 1971.
Bahrain got disturbed after 2011 due to the protests from people under the influence of the regional Arab Spring. Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifa royal family was accused of Human Rights abuses including imprisonment, torture and execution of it's descendants, Shia Muslim population and political figures.
Bahrain religion: Bahrain converted into Islam from very early stages of origin of Islam during the time of Prophet Mohammed in 628 CE.
Bahrain economy: Bahrain was the first country which developed economy in Persian Gulf after the evolution of petroleum in the gulf area. It invested money in banking and tourism sector and due to this reason, many of the world's biggest financial institutions have presence in the capital of Bahrain. By the growth of economy and accumulation of wealth Bahrain has high Human Development Index and it is recognised by the World bank also. it is a member of GCC, OIC, UN, Arab League and Non-Aligned Movement.
Bahrain tourism: Bahrain is the combination five thousand years of civilisation and modern Arab culture. It consists of forts as Qalat Al Bahrain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bahrain National Museum which exibits some 9000 years country's history. the Beit Al Quran museum, which has Islamic artefacts of the Qur'an. Al Khamis Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the region, the Arad fort in Muharraq, Barbar temple, an ancient temple from the Dilmunite period of Bahrain, A'ali Burial Mounds and the Saar temple are some tourist attractions. There is a 400-year-old tree named Tree of Life that grows in the Sakhir desert with no nearby water is an attraction for tourists too.
Scuba diving, bird watching and horse riding are also tourist attractions. In the capital Manama, Bahrain City Centre, Seef Mall in the Seef district of Manama, the Manama Souq and Gold Souq in the old district of Manama are also places of tourist attractions.
Several organised tours from Germany, France, the UK and other European countries come to Iran annually to visit archaeological sites and monuments. Iran had 21 places on the world cultural heritage list as of August 2017, attracting many cultural tourists.
Yazd Histotical hotel:
According to official statistics, about 1,659,000 foreign tourists visited Iran in 2004 - although government statistics don't distinguish between tourism, business and religious pilgrims; most came from Asian countries, including the republics of Central Asia, while a small share (about 10%) came from North America and the European Union, including Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, France and Belgium. The most popular tourist destinations were Mazandaran Province, Yazd, Isfahan, Mashhad, Gilan Province and Fars Province. There is great scope for increased visitors from the Islamic world, and possibly also from non-Muslim countries with which Iran is developing business and political links, such as China and India.
From 2004, the country has experienced a 100 percent growth in foreign tourist arrivals until mid-2008, when the number of foreign arrivals surged up to 2.5 million. In particular, there was an enormous increase in the number of German tourists traveling to Iran.
The World Travel and Tourism Council claims that business and personal tourism rose by 11.3% and 4.6%, respectively, in real terms in 2007, with the growth in personal tourism only modestly below that of the preceding year.
In 2011, most of Iran’s international visitors arrived in Iran solely for the purpose of leisure travel. Leisure tourists arriving from abroad are also often relatives of Iranian citizens or expatriates residing outside of Iran returning to visit. Another key segment of international arrival traffic are pilgrims come to pay a visit to one of the many holy sites scattered throughout the country.
The number of international arrivals has been steadily increasing, up from 2.2 million people in 2009 to 3.6 million in 2011, with per capita spending of $1,850 per visit on average.
Over five million tourists visited Iran in the fiscal year of 2014-2015, ending March 21, four percent more year-on-year.
Iran, which is also called Persia, is a country in Western Asia. Iran is the world's 18th most populous country with approx 82 million inhabitants. Its geographical area is 1,648,195 square km and is the second largest country in the Middle East while the 17th largest in the world. the border of Iran touches in northwest with Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the north with the Caspian Sea, in the northeast with Turkmenistan, in the east with Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the south with the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and in the west with Turkey and Iraq. Its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, gives it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital of Iran and it is the economic center of Iran also. This is the largest and most populous city in Western Asia with more than 8.8 million residents in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area.
Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE.
Iran's political system has elements of a presidential democracy with a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader".
Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, NAM, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power, and its large reserves of fossil fuels including the world's largest natural gas supply and the fourth largest proven oil reserves, exert considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the third largest number in Asia and 11th largest in the world. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.
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