To make it short, Bahrain is the only Arabic Gulf Monarchy that has run out of petrol, or at least, can’t rely on the petrol income anymore. In desperation, looking at alternative ways of gaining income, Bahrain became what is popularly called the brothel of the Middle East, where the laws concerning prostitution, alcohol and parties in general are more permissive than in any other Gulf country.
- Capital: Manama
- Population: 1.4 million (155th)
- Area: 1,765km2 (173th)
- Language: Arabic
- Religion: Shia Muslims (70%), Sunni Muslims (30%)
- A curious fact: Did you know that Bahrain is the only country in the Middle East where I’ve seen two homosexuals making out on the street?