When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, “Why did you visit Bahrain?” Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.
A visa can easily be obtained online for American visitors. Double-check to confirm that the visa to Bahrain is purchased from the government site versus an unnecessary and overpriced expeditor. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-s-lintz/how-to-avoid-getting-scam_b_6848286.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel