The World of Info

Plants and Animals

Plants and Animals


The "Tree of Life" (Shajarat-al-Hayat) in southern Bahrain is a nearly ten-meter high solitary Prosopis cineraria, in fact a thorny shrub, over 400 years old. The tree is on a hill in the Arabian desert, two kilometers from Jebel Dukhan, the highest point in Bahrain, and 40 kilometers from the capital Manama. In this very dry climate, the tree finds water thanks to roots that grow up to 50 meters long.

 Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat), tourist attraction in Bahrain Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat), tourist attraction in BahrainPhoto: Unknown CC3.0 Unported no changes made


Scorpion Fish BahrainScorpion Fish BahrainPhoto: LASZLO ILYES CC2.0 Generic no changes made

Under water there are many fish species and also turtles, rays and whale sharks. Sea snakes, jellyfish and scorpion fish are dangerous. From time to time you can see manatees.


Robison, G. / Bahrain, Kuwait & Qatar
Lonely Planet

Whetter, L. / Live & work in Saudi & the Gulf
Vacation Work

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated April 2024
Copyright: Team The World of Info