Manama is the fashionable capital of Bahrain complete with modern restaurants, architecture, and a lively nightlife. Manama features many historic sites, castles, and fortifications that are worth visiting. The Bahrain National Museum is also a good place to learn more about the history and culture of the country. The Middle East is well known for horse riding and visitors have the opportunity to visit stables and learn to ride. Pearl diving is another activity Bahrainians are known for and visitors have the option of joining in on this once in a lifetime diving adventure.