Manama City

Manama is Bahrain’s capital and its largest city with a population of 155,000. It is a modern city with a thriving economy and is located to the north east of the island of Bahrain. It sits on a peninsula, so has an extensive waterfront area. The development of Bahrain Bay will be a significant milestone for the city, attracting investment from round the world and providing a great deal more real estate offerings for Manama.

The Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain consists of a group of islands located in the Arabian Gulf to the west of the mainland of Saudi Arabia. Its rich history and culture is over five thousand years old. Since those days when it was a welcome stopover for sailors, Bahrain has maintained its traditions of warm hospitality and a stimulating open culture. As the hub in the region for trade, commerce and ideas in the region, it won renown, which was further established by the highly successful pearling industry of Bahrain. The drive to modernity began when the first oil well in the region was set up here but, even today Bahrain is a wonderful mix of the old and the new. Heritage sites stand comfortably alongside the bustle of business and modern architecture, and the old values and charisma continue to colour the character of the country making it unique and special.



Today, the Bahrain economy is one of the strongest in the Middle East and recognised as the fastest growing, the government having wisely diversified the focus from its oil dependence early. It has attracted investment from many large multinational firms. It is also a popular tourist destination attracting over 8 million people each year, including large numbers of regional visitors.

BAHRAIN, A STRATEGIC POSITION

  • Main trading gateway
  • Diverse economies
  • Financial centre of the Middle East
  • 400 Banks
  • 140 insurance companies

Travel

Getting there by Air

Bahrain International Airport is on Muharraq Island, 12km from the centre of Manama, and handles frequent services to many intercontinental destinations as well as other countries in the region.

Airlines flying to / from Bahrain include: