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Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House in Muharraq was once home to Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, who was sovereign from 1869 to 1932, making him the longest ruler of Bahrain. The building was constructed around 1800, and a visit here will provide a glimpse into 19th-century royal life.

With its period architecture and fine wall carvings, this grand house is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional local architecture in the pre-oil era. Though unfurnished now, the ornate decoration within the house makes it a fascinating place to explore, with its multiple staircases, intricate archways, and pleasant courtyards. The building is divided into four sections, including one for the shaikh and separate areas for family, guests, and servants, each of which are well-labelled in English.

A visit to Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House can be combined with Bahrain’s other attractions exploring the country's history and culture, such as Kurar House, Muharraq souq, and the Shaikh Ebrahim Center.

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Old Capital of Bahrain City Tour

Old Capital of Bahrain City Tour

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Just north of Manama, Muharraq Island is the historic capital of Bahrain and famous for its UNESCO-listed pearling industry. On this tour, admire architectural landmarks including Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House, Shaikh Ebrahim Centre, and Kurar House; browse the stalls of Muharraq souq; and visit Arad Fort.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bahrain's Old Capital

Bahrain's Old Capital

Muharraq Island, was once the capital of Bahrain; and enduring within it are stories of the old which now intermingle with the new. Discover how the many brilliant people of the 19th century help build this country and how their efforts linger on and continue till today. 
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  • 4 hours
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Tour by local guide in Bahrain.

Tour by local guide in Bahrain.

Our local tourist guide (who born and lived in the Muharraq for more than 30 years) will share with you all of these information in details, his childhood stories, what he heard from his grandparents, local legends and the story of each single landmark in Muharraq. Its more just a tour for us, we use locals guides only. Don’t miss this opportunity. Traditional Bahraini lunch will be served during the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House hours of operation?
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Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House hours of operation: 8am-2pm, Saturday to Tuesday / 9am-6pm, Wednesday to Thursday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House costs USD 107.00. Guided Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House tours start around USD 107.00 per person.
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