Tourism in Bahrain is special due to its picturesque nature. Bahrain attracts each year more than two million visitors. Bahrain Tourism Company, a state-owned company, is one of the biggest pillars of tourism in Bahrain since it brought considerable profits to the country. Bahrain has many beaches, and it hosts many exhibitions and conferences.
Archaeological tourism is one of the most essential tourism in Bahrain. Bahrain has many heritage sites and ancient monuments, including Bahrain Castle, Al Khamis Mosque. The Lonely Planet guide describes Bahrain as ‘an excellent introduction to the Gulf region’. The country has many archaeological sites such as Barbar Temple, Bahrain Castle, Sadiq House, Sheikh Issa Bin Ali House, Al Hedaya Al Khalifa School, Qalaat Arad, and Riffa Castle.