Articles in Bahrain ( 67 )

67 Articles of interest in Bahrain

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  • Bahrain

    Bahrain (/bɑːˈrn/; Arabic: ‏البحرين al-Baḥrayn), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn), is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain I…

  • King Fahd Causeway

    The King Fahd Causeway (Arabic: جسر الملك فهد‎, Jisr al-Malik Fahd) is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The idea of constructing the causeway was based on improving the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and B…

  • Bahrain International Airport

    Bahrain International Airport (IATA: BAH, ICAO: OBBI) (Arabic: مطار البحرين الدولي‎, maṭār al-Baḥrayn al-dwalī) is the international airport of Bahrain, located in Muharraq, an island about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the capital Manama.

  • Gulf Air Flight 072

    Gulf Air Flight 072 was a regularly-scheduled flight from Cairo to Manama. On August 23, 2000, the Airbus A320 serving the flight crashed into the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf 5 kilometers from the airport.

  • Bahrain International Circuit

    The Bahrain International Circuit (Arabic: حلبة البحرين الدولية) is a motorsport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. Beginning in 2006, Aust…

  • Naval Support Activity Bahrain

    Naval Support Activity Bahrain (or NSA Bahrain) is a United States Navy base, situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is home to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and United States Fifth Fleet. It is the primary base in the region for the naval and m…

  • Tree of Life, Bahrain

    The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) in Bahrain is an approximately 400 year-old, 9.75 m (32 ft) high Prosopis cineraria tree located 2 km (1.2 mi) from Jebel Dukhan.

  • Bahrain World Trade Center

    The Bahrain World Trade Center (also called Bahrain WTC or BWTC) is a 240-metre-high (787 ft), 50-floor, twin tower complex located in Manama, Bahrain. The towers were built in 2008 by the multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It is the first sk…

  • Geography of Bahrain

    Bahrain (from the Arabic word for "two seas" — itself an inaccurate folk etymology for the much older, Semitic term, Bahran) comprises an archipelago of thirty-seven islands in the Persian Gulf, situated close to the shore of the Arabian Peninsula. …

  • Qatar Bahrain Causeway

    The Qatar Bahrain Causeway (also referred to as the Qatar Bahrain Friendship Bridge) is a planned causeway between the two Arab states of Qatar and Bahrain. It was announced on 13 December 2008 that construction would start in early 2009, and would …

  • Sitra

    Sitra (Arabic: سترة‎ or Arabic: سِتْرَة‎, also: As Sitra, Jazīrat Sitrah and Jazīrat as Sitra) is an island in the Central Governorate of Bahrain, just east of Bahrain Island in Persian Gulf. It lies south of Manama and Nabih Saleh.

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain

    The Qal'at al-Bahrain (in Arabic: قلعة البحرين‎), also known as the Bahrain Fort or Fort of Bahrain and previously as the Portugal Fort (Qal'at al Portugal) is an archaeological site located in Bahrain, on the Arabian Peninsula. Archaeological excav…

  • Amwaj Islands

    Amwaj Islands (Arabic: جزر أمواج‎; transliterated: Juzur Amwaj) are a group of man-made islands located in the Persian Gulf to the northeast of Bahrain, near the coast of Muharraq island. It covers roughly 2 790 000 m² (30 million square feet).

  • Durrat Al Bahrain

    Durrat Al Bahrain is the largest artificial island in Bahrain after the Amwaj Islands. The US$6 billion project will consist of a series of 15 large artificial islands, covering an area of over 20,000,000 m2 (220,000,000 sq ft) once completed in mid…

  • Bahrain National Museum

    The Bahrain National Museum (Arabic: متحف البحرين الوطني‎, also referred to as National Museum of Bahrain) is the largest and one of the oldest public museums in Bahrain. It is constructed near the King Faisal Highway in Manama and opened in Decembe…

  • Arad Fort

    Arad Fort (Arabic: قلعة عراد‎; transliterated: Qal'at 'Arad) is a 15th-century fort in Arad, Bahrain. Arad Fort was built in the typical style of Islamic forts during the 15th century A.D. before the Portuguese invasion of Bahrain in 1622 A.D. This …

  • 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix

    The 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally the III Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain on 12 March 2006. The race, contested over 57 laps, was the opening round of the 200…

  • Isa Town

    Isa Town (Arabic: مدينة عيسى‎, Madinat 'Isa) is a middle class town located in Bahrain in the north central part of the country.

  • Bahrain National Stadium

    The Bahrain National Stadium (Arabic: إستاد البحرين الوطني‎; transliterated: Stād al-Bahrayn al-Watanī) is the national stadium of Bahrain, located in East Riffa.

  • Gulf of Bahrain

    The Gulf of Bahrain is an inlet of the Persian Gulf on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, separated from the main body of water by the peninsula of Qatar. It surrounds the islands of Bahrain.

  • Barbar Temple

    The Barbar Temple is an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar, Bahrain, and considered to be part of the Dilmun culture. The most recent of the three Barbar temples was rediscovered by a Danish archaeological team in 1954. A further t…

  • Al Hidd

    Al Hidd (Arabic: الحد‎) is a town in Bahrain, located on a sand spit on the southeastern extremity of Muharraq Island. The town has a large native Sunni population, of bedouin tribal origin, huwala, or Afro-Arabs.

  • Isa Air Base

    Isa Air Base, formerly Shaikh Isa Air Base (ICAO: OBBS), is located on the 665 km² island nation of Bahrain which is situated off Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast.

  • Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    The Al-Fateh Mosque (also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque) (Arabic: مسجد الفاتح‎; transliterated: Masjid al-Fatih) is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accom…

  • Bahrain Island

    Bahrain Island (Arabic: جزيرة البحرين‎), also known as al-Awal Island, is the largest island within the archipelago of Bahrain, and forms the bulk of the country's land mass while hosting the majority of its population. Around most of the Island of …

  • Bab Al Bahrain

    Bab Al Bahrain (Arabic: باب البحرين‎, Bāb al-Baḥrayn literally Gateway of Bahrain) is a historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama's former central business district. It marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq. Designed by Sir Ch…

  • 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix

    The 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally the V Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on April 6, 2008 at the Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain. It was the third race of the 2008 Formula One season. The race, con…

  • 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix

    The 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on April 4, 2004 at the Bahrain International Circuit. It was the first Formula One race to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Middle East. The race, contested over 57 laps, was t…

  • Sar, Bahrain

    Sar or Saar (Arabic: سار‎) is a residential area in Bahrain, to the west of the capital, Manama. It is a mainly residential district. It is known to be a village of ambassadors, expatriates and wealthy Bahrainis.

  • Muharraq Island

    Muharraq Island (Arabic: جزيرة المحرق‎) is the third largest island in the archipelago of Bahrain after Bahrain Island and Hawar Island.