Bahrain is a small island country located in the Persian Gulf. It is known for its modern cities, ancient forts, and traditional souks (markets). The capital city, Manama, is home to many skyscrapers and shopping centers, as well as historic landmarks like the Al Fateh Grand Mosque and the Arad Fort. The country has a diverse culture, with influences from both Islamic and Western traditions. Bahrain is also known for its beautiful beaches and water sports, as well as its vibrant nightlife and cuisine.