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Tree Of Life, Manama

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A 400-year-old mesquite, Tree Of Life remains the only vegetation in a remote desert landscape. Reaching a height of 9.75 m (32 ft), the tree is specially adapted to retain water from the harsh arid conditions, yet is the only of its kind in the area, leading many to turn to myth and religion as to its survival. Arrange your visit to Tree Of Life and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manama using our Manama online tour builder .
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  • October 3, 2017
    It was nice to see the Tree of Life, just for curiosity. It wasn't at all impressive, it's just an old tree that survived for over 400 years in the middle of the desert. The location is very remote, y...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I love trees. Call me a tree hugger so visiting anything called the "Tree of Life" is right up my alley, especially a huge tree in the middle of no where. It's a fun afternoon or sunset activity but I...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Standing alone in the middle of desert for a period of over 400 yrs is a great phenomenon.It is a Prosopis cineraria tree on top of a sandy hill and no other “trees” could be viewed in the nearby visi...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Absolutely astounding that this tree has survived. There needs to be more attention to visitors. There was only 1 security gaurd who only came when one of the teens was swinging on the precious branches. The toilet was appalling. The office is far from the tree considering the unbearable heat in summer so I can see why tourists were left unattended. No refreshment possibility here. No store or stall. No water or coffee.
  • April 2, 2017
    Well worth the drive, which in itself helps you understand the impact of oil in the region. Take the approx. 600 m perimeter walk which highlights the direction and location of other great trees. Spend some time in the mini museum which contains lots if interesting info about how they calculated the age, the settlement in the area which pre-dates the tree, and theories on how the tree has survived.
  • June 25, 2017
    Incredible, how this tree is still alive and so green. No water in at least 2 miles. No other trees as far as you can see.
  • April 5, 2017
    It's a nice place to visit if you're a tourist. But don't have a high expectation of the place. The idea of a tree surviving for 400 years in a desert without being watered is definitely amazing. But that aside, it's just a tree in the middle of nowhere.
  • May 15, 2017
    Its a only tree in wide spread desert of Bahrain.. Better to visit in Winter. Nothing around this area. Go well prepared for your needs.

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