Another Middle East destination claims to be the “alternative to Dubai” for both beach and long-term tourists. We are talking about Bahrain. As the leading specialists of the tour operator Space Travel, specializing in the countries of the Middle East, including Bahrain, commented to the correspondent of the TURPROM infogroup, the demand for this destination from Russian tourists has increased six times (!!!) This, first of all, is stimulated by that the prices for holidays and accommodation in Bahrain are quite attractive. Experts also consider direct flights from both Moscow and Dubai to be a separate plus for tourists on the route.
“The number of those wishing to relax on the beaches of the Kingdom of Bahrain has increased six times, I must say, not without our efforts. Due to the increase in demand, we have taken blocks of seats on the flights of the national carrier Gulf Air for the current season, having the largest guarantees in the direction, ”Space Travel experts told Turprom. At the same time, representatives of the tour operator emphasize that the prices for holidays in Bahrain start from 38-40 thousand rubles per person. “Now it is simply impossible to find something more budgetary,” the press service of the tour operator emphasized.
As Space Travel experts added, first of all, hotels on the beach in Bahrain are in demand among tourists – they are more expensive than those located in the city, but our tourists like to relax by the sea, and not look for options on how to get to the beach. The range of the tour operator includes both economy hotels like Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort 4 *, and “five with a nice price”, like The Art Hotel & Resort Amwaj Islands 5 * on Amwaj Island and other 5 * “in stock”, such as Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa 5* and Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain 5* with the largest beach in Manama.
The experts added that both “long-term” tourists and property buyers are moving to Bahrain. Thus, according to the results of Q1 2023, the share of Russian buyers in the primary residential real estate market in Bahrain reached 30%, which is three times higher than in Q4 2022. “At the moment, clients from Russia see Bahrain as an alternative to Dubai, since prices here are much lower, the financial sector accessible to Russians is well developed, and Bahrain is also preferred for asset diversification in the Middle East. If we talk about the cost of housing, then new apartments with an area of 70-100 sq. meters with direct access to the beach starts from 650 thousand dollars,” the experts estimated.
By the way, as the experts added, Bahrain is another country with which negotiations are underway on the use of Mir cards. If they are successful, it will be an additional plus for both ordinary tourists and property buyers.
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