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Al Dar Islands in Bahrain: Everything you Need to Know

Al Dar Islands is a small group of resort islands in Bahrain and is the perfect destination for beach lovers and water babies. My visit to Al Dar Islands was unplanned and spontaneous but my experience there turned out to be the most memorable one. This natural beach resort offers luxurious chalets, beach huts, food, water sports, and boat trips. This post will give you all the information you need in case you plan to visit Al Dar Islands.

The Gorgeous Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
The Gorgeous Al Dar Islands, Bahrain

Getting There

Take a taxi or a cab to the Al Dar Islands Office in Sitra and buy your ticket for the speedboat ride. You will be taken to the boat ramp in a mini-van where the speedboat will be waiting. A 10-minute ride by the speedboat will land you in Al Dar Islands.

Al Dar Islands Office, Sitra
Al Dar Islands Office in Sitra, Bahrain

Ticket Price

The ticket you buy at the Al Dar Islands Office is for the round trip speedboat ride only. The entry to the island is free.

Weekdays: Adult – 5 BHD and Child – 2 BHD

Weekends: Adult – 8 BHD and Child – 4 BHD

They also have regular offers going on and if you get lucky, you might get an adult ticket for as low as 3 BHD.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

  1. Passport is a must for entry to Al Dar Islands. 
  2. The ticket you buy is for the entire round trip. They will tie a blue band around your wrist, so make sure you don’t lose it.
  3. No pets are allowed in the islands.
  4. There are no restrictions on what men and women can wear at the beach. So feel free to pack your favorite bikini or trunks to the islands.
The Pathway to Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
The Speedboat to Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
When you Have the Whole Beach to Yourself
When you Have the Whole Beach to Yourself! –  Al Dar Islands, Bahrain

Renting Chalets, Beach Huts & Beach Chairs

One can rent chalets or beach huts at Al Dar Islands. Chalets are private villas by the beach that are quite expensive and range from 65 BHD to 285 BHD. Beach Huts are less expensive and are ideal for small groups of people. Each hut costs around 10 BHD and is equipped with a sofa, a fan, and a safety locker. A Beach Chair can be used free of cost and is ideal for 2 people. If you want a cushion for the beach chair, you can rent one by paying 1 BHD.

Beach Huts at Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
Beach Huts at Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
Water Sports at Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
Water Sports at Al Dar Islands, Bahrain

Food & Drinks

Al Dar Islands has its own in-house restaurant and bar that offers tasty food and a wide variety of alcoholic drinks. If you do not want to buy from them, you can even bring your own food and drinks to the island.

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Letting go - at Al Dar Islands, Bahrain
Letting go! – Al Dar Islands, Bahrain

 

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