Happy Birthday Series Part IV: Al Dar Islands Getaway

After my  memorable meeting with the Tree of Life with  a quick side trip to the Dar An-Naft Oil Museum, we proceeded to our next destination, Al Dar Islands.

We got back on the road and drove out of Sakhir back to Sitra. Can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the last time we were in Al Dar for an overnight camping trip with the Thursday Group. Antagal na rin pala. 🙂

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Al Dar Islands, Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ameer dropped us off at the Sitra Fishermen’s Port where Al Dar‘s office and island transfer service are located. We’d just call him later for our pick up time going home.

The port looked the same as before, full of those interestingly designed dhow (wooden) fishing boats. The difference that I noticed was that  there were fewer people around compared to last time. Maybe because it was Eid. Today’s a regular Friday. 🙂 

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Sitra Fishermen’s Port

We went inside Al Dar‘s office and presented our voucher which entitled us Buy 1, Take 1 Free on Island Entry. Island entrance fee with return transfers is @ BD 5/pax. We paid an additional BD 5/- for a shaded cottage at Al Dar North.

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We’re off to Al Dar! 🙂

We initially inquired for camping overnight at the island (we brought our own tent & camping stuff), but the reception said a prior reservation/booking is required and said something about the island fully booked… Ok fine, day trip na lang muna ngayon. Next time therefore. 🙂

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Buboy while waiting for island transfer service

We presented our CPR IDs to the Coast Guard office at the port prior to getting on board our island transfer.

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Let’s go Sago! 🙂

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Happy much, Buboy?

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Approaching Al Dar

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Touch down Al Dar! 🙂

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Al Dar Islands, Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

Al Dar seemed to be going under renovation so we proceeded to Al Dar North where the shaded cottages, double decker huts, chalets and a resto bar are located.

Wasted no time and plopped to our cottage’s bed. Dis is da life my fren, hehehehe….

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Dis is da life my fren…. 🙂

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Open air shaded cottage, sarap ng hangin, 🙂

It was almost noon and the sun was up with super clear skies… thanks to the cool breeze which just lulls you to zzzzz……

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Natural na natural ang bubong namin lah hehehe

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Al Dar North, shaded cottages (chalets ay andun sa bandang dulo)

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Al Dar North, double decker huts @ BD 20/ good for 4-6 pax

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Buboy + sunblock lotion 🙂

Buboy & I went to test the waters (anlamig pala brrrrr….). Hindi kaya ng powers ko kaya went back to the cottage. Mas trip kong manguha ng pictures… and sleep… hehehehe…

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Al Dar Islands, Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

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ano kaya asa loob nung parola? (curious mode)

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Lovely Al Dar

After taking pictures, I browsed thru a magazine (Time Out issues were complimentary from Al Dar’s office) until I fell asleep.

Woke up to a snack of Buffalo Wings and Nachos, yum! 🙂

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Al Dar’s Buffalo Wings + Nachos

After meriends, borlogs ulet, zzzzzz……

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Centralized air conditioning my fren 🙂

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Kain-tulog-gala 🙂

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ang cute ng batang ire

Woke up to the roaring sound of fishing boats’ running motors. Andami nila. Parang parada lang. 🙂

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Parada ng fishing boats

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Happy Birthday Girl

We stayed there until 5 pm, which was also the closing time for day trips. Sayang talaga, ready pa naman ako magcamping! 🙂

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Sunset over Al Dar North

During the boat trip back to the port, we had a view of the lovely sunset. I attempted to take nice shots, but we were going too fast. Nag e-exhibition yata si Manong Boat Driver. Speed boat lang ang peg? Kaya patawad sa blurry sunset photos. Pero ang ganda pramis. 🙂

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Al Dar Islands, Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

So there’s my 29th birthday celebration. Simple lang. Hinde nagtravel out of the country. Hindi rin bumaha ng alkohol. Pero am very happy and grateful any way sya mai-celebrate.

I am thankful to the Lord for another year of life. Another year full of opportunities…

Father God, let me do everything according to Your will. Amen.  

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5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Series Part IV: Al Dar Islands Getaway

  1. Ang gaganda ng kuha. Maligayang Bati sa iyong kaarawan.
    You completely erased all misconception that there’s nothing worth checking in those side of the globe. A day in paradise is certainly always a trip to count on when you have a big day going.

    • Salamat Rommel! andaming trabaho these past weeks and am glad to have these weekend getaways to rest & recharge, and to share as well what pretty sights Bahrain has, 🙂

  2. you already! parang dinala mo na rin kami dyan.

    • Salamat Cheesecake! Will continue to share my adventures in this island and the rest of da world…. 🙂

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