Manama (or Al Manama) is the capital and largest city in the country of Bahrain. Bahrain is an archipelago made up of 49 islands. The main island for the small country of Bahrain is 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, and has a 100 miles coastline. The country has a population of just over 150,000. Manama is part of the Capital Governorate, one of five Governorates of Bahrain. The city of Manama is on the northeast end of the main island, in the Persian Gulf.
Manama serves as the centre for the Bahraini economy. The important economic sectors are petroleum, heavy industry (aluminium smelting, ship repair), banking and finance, and tourism. The primary industry in Manama is financial services, with over two hundred financial institutions and banks located in this financial hub. The Kingdom of Bahrain is connected to Saudi Arabia by a 23-kilometre causeway, which allows many to live in the Kingdom of Bahrain and work in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Companies located in Bahrain include Al Muntazah, Bapco Bahrain, Batelco, Bahrain Tradanet W.L.L., Computer World-Bahrain, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, and the Shamil Bank of Bahrain. There are many locations in Manama for serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is much to see and do in the small country of Bahrain and in Manama. The list of tourist attractions includes Adhari Park, Al Areen Wildlife Park, Al Fateh Mosque, Al Khamis Mosque, Arad Fort, Bab Al Bahrain, and Manama Souq. The Manama Souq is a historic bazaar (souk) situated in Manama. The area is also is home to Bahrain’s only synagogue. Dining options in Manama, Bahrain include Mirai, Block 338 Restaurant, Jim’s Restaurant, Camelot Restaurant & Lounge, and Apple Restaurant. Curry Country has a fun menu and a range of curries to feast on in a friendly atmosphere.
The closest major airport to Manama, Bahrain is Bahrain International Airport. This airport is 8 km from the centre of Manama, across a causeway on the smaller island of Muharraq. Manama has an extensive bus service in the city and to nearby towns. Manama is the central hub of the country’s road network meaning other areas and cities in the country are accessible.