About the Path

In the heart of Muharraq, Bahrain’s former capital, the heritage site “Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy” relates the unique legacy of Bahrain’s pearling era, through the architecture and the urban heritage of the old city of Muharraq as well as three pearl producing oyster beds in the northern territorial waters of Bahrain. Conservation works have been ongoing in the site since 2011 and currently, Nukhidhah House, the Pearling Path Visitor Centre, Bu Mahir Visitor Centre and Qal’at Bu Mahir are open to public visits. Please see the The pearling path in detail for more in-depth information

Walking the Path

Visitors may experience the Pearling Path from any starting point, although many choose to begin with one of the two visitors’ centres: at Qal’at Bu Mahir Visitor’s Centre situated by the seashore, or the Pearling Path Visitor and Experience Centre located near Suq Al Qaysariyyah; or from Siyadi Majlis.


Follow the streetlights of the Pearling Path, pearl-shaped street lamps made from a special white concrete incorporating iridescent nacre, to discover the path through the streets and alleyways of historic Muharraq. Explore historic Muharraq and trace the story of the pearl through a walking tour of Bahrain’s most iconic buildings.

Opening Hours

Daily – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed on Tuesdays

Access the Path

By Car Access:
Car park buildings are available at multiple locations, and cars can be parked at any of these locations before heading to the starting point.
Car Park A
Car Park B
Car Park C
Car Park D
Parking Plot (in front of the Pearling Path Visitor Centre)



By Sea Transport Access:
The car parking area at the Bahrain National Museum also offers a convenient starting point for boat trips to Qal’at Bu Mahir, which depart every 45 minutes. Return rides to the National Museum are available from the jetty of Qal’at Bu Mahir. The boat trips are available daily (except on Tuesdays), with the last trip departing at sunset.


Enjoy your journey!

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