Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain. It is a modern capital located in the north-eastern corner of Bahrain on a small peninsula. As in the rest of Bahrain, the land is generally flat (or gently rolling) and arid.
The Al-Fateh Mosque is worth a visit. It is one of the largest mosques in the world, capable of accommodating over 7,000 worshippers at a time and is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is also one of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain. The dome is currently the world’s largest fibreglass dome and is over 60,000 kg in weight. Al-Fateh includes the new National Library which opened to the public in 2006.
Things to See & Do
* Al-Fateh Mosque
* Corniche al-Fateh
* Museum of Pearl Diving
* Bahrain Fort
* Tree of Live
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bahraini dinar (BHD)
Language – Arabic
Population – 160,000 approx
Land Area –25 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 973
Transport Links – Bahrain International Airport is located on Muharraq Island, approximately 7 km (4 mi) from the CBD. It is a premier hub airport in the Middle East. Strategically located in the Northern Persian Gulf between the major markets of Saudi Arabia and Iran, the airport has one of the widest range and highest frequency of regional services with connections to major international destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.
Manama has a comprehensive bus service which is far more economical than other modes of transport. Some bus routes link to other towns such as Muharraq and Isa Town.