No Place Like Home | Riffa
Mohammed has traveled around the world, but to him, there is no place like Bahrain.
“Bahrain is special,” Mohammed said. “It is one of the places where you feel relaxed.”
He believes that Bahrain has many qualities that make it unique, and one of these qualities is the kindness of society as a whole.
As far as comparing Bahrain to other countries, Mohammed has found that it is the friendliness and the openness of the society makes it different from any other country in the world.
“Maybe in other countries they have a higher income, but we have things that they don’t have,” Mohammed said, noting a respect for traditions, exposure to a variety of cultures, and a liberal mentality.
National pride is also something Mohammed associates with Bahrain.
When Mohammed looks back on growing up in Bahrain, one of the first things that comes to his mind are the fireworks that would mark the occasion of the country’s national day, which is December 16. .
“They had a parade they did when I was a kid, there was a carnival next to the national stadium and I remember everyone getting so excited,” Mohammed said. “The sixteenth of December,” he said, “that is what people from my generation associate with the past.”
One new addition to Bahraini culture that Mohammed believes has been positive is the annual Formula 1 race, which began in 2002.
Mohammed finds this event a good link between Bahrain and the international community, and like national day, offers another opportunity for all Bahraini’s to join together.