Bahrain National Day, Features - December 16, 2022

Sports & Recreation: 51 Great Things About Bahrain


#29 Sports & Recreation

With so much to do on the island, adrenaline junkies can explore some high-energy activities. Cycling, pearl diving, skydiving, and more are different offerings that make for great ways to spend the weekend or holidays.

Cycling Clubs

Cycling has become a popular recreational sport in Bahrain over the years. There are many cycling groups on the island that host weekly rides, and gatherings, and participate in charities such as the Bahrain Cycling Association, and Cyclones.

The Cycling Bees, an only-ladies cycling group on the island has been hosting rides across Bahrain since 2016. Headed by the first woman cyclist to receive a cycling certification – Sarah AlSammak and Dana Zubari, the group advocates for women’s health and wellness with almost 100 women joining their frequent rides.

Motorcycle Clubs

If you are a Bahrain resident, you would have come across groups of motorcyclists riding together along the highway or busy roads of Juffair. There is no shortage of passionate motor riders in the country and there are a number of groups that host weekly get-togethers and rides like the Bahrain Riders Club, Bahrain Bikers, and more.


There are numerous padel courts across the Kingdom as the sport has gained popularity recently, but the sport has been around since the 1960’s when it was invented in Mexico. Padel Bahrain, Let’s Padel, and Padel Park is among the known courts on the island.

Indoor Skydiving

Gravity is the first and only centre offering adrenaline junkies an indoor skydiving experience. The tempered glass wind tunnel has an overall height of 12 meters. Gravity also provides corporate events and Pro Flyer training.

Pearl Diving

Pearl diving has been a major part of Bahrain’s history. Today, tourists and those interested in learning more and experiencing pearl diving first-hand have the opportunity to do so through various diving centres and tour guides; among these are Scubalife and Experience Bahrain.

This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National DayRead more in this special edition.

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