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Manama ,  is the capital and largest city of Bahrain with an approximate population of 155,000 people, roughly a quarter of the country's population. Manama is a modern capital with an economy based around the sales promotion industry as crude oil takes a less pronounced role in the economy. The main districts of Manama are Adliya, Hoora, Juffair and the Business District . Manama Souq, and Shopping Malls should not be missed by any visitor

Manama Landmarks & Popular attractions :

Al-Fateh Mosque : 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.< One of the top tourist attractions in Bahrain and highly recommended.
Corniche al-Fateh : On the east coast of the city, this pleasant seaside promenade offers good views of the skyscrapers to the south and planes taking off from the airport nearby. Plenty of fun fair rides for the kids and shisha bars for the older set.
Pearl Monument Bahrain's unofficial symbol, this statue in the middle of a roundabout has six (very) stylized ''dhow'' sails holding a pearl aloft.
Museum of Pearl Diving : Is considered as the most important historic buildings in Bahrain. It derives importance as being the first official center for Bahrain Courts. The building was inaugurated by Late H.H. Sh. Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the past Governor of Bahrain, during Calendar year 18th October, 1937. At that time the building comprised of four Supreme Courts, apart from three Directorates. Later on, during 1984 the building was transformed into a Traditional Heritage Center. Currently, the Museum of Pear Diving is under the control of Directorate of Archaeology and Heritage, one of the major Directorates of Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Information.
Bahrain National Museum : Al Fateh Highway Natural and Cultural history of Bahrain
Tree of Life : 30 km south of Manama Famous lonesome tree in the middle of a dry desert. Scientists haven't figured out how it survives, since no underground aquifer or spring exists under that area. In fact, all underground water sources are around the tree are contaminated with salt, suggesting the tree may in fact possess a mutation rendering it salt-tolerant.
Bahrain Fort Bahrain Fort : on the island’s North coast, was built in the 14th century but excavations have revealed it was built on the site of Dilmun settlements, dating back to 3,000 BC.
Recently renovated, and with new lighting at night, the Fort is an outstanding example of Bahrain’s varied and ancient history. Bahrain Fort, known in Arabic as Qalat Al Bahrain, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

Bahrain Fort Museum : opened in February 2008 The first building comprises an exhibition hall and a child learning and training room whereas the second is made up of a conference hall, a cafe overlooking the sea, offices, a technicians suite and a dormitory for archeologists.
Bin Matar House: Place of Memory The Bin Matar House is the latest in a series of projects by the Shaikh Ebrahim Center focusing on the restoration of traditional Bahraini houses associated with historic Bahraini families and leading cultural personalities. The house was designed by the well-known Bahraini architect Mussa Bin Hamad and built in 1905. It was used by Salman bin Hussein Matar as the venue for his permanent "majlis" (a room similar to a salon, used to entertain family and guests). By the 1940s, it was used a clinic by the famous physician Dr. Bandar Kab, and from the fifties to the eighties was used as the centre for the Eslah Club. Until recently, the building lay empty and in uninhibited, ready to be demolished to make way for a new construction. Today, the ceilings of the house are made of a combination of palm leaf and wood beam and the walls and floors have been authentically retouched.

Barbar Temple : This is an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar. Three temples have been discovered there, the oldest dating back to 3000BC. The temples were thought to have been constructed to worship gods, as it contains two altars and a natural water spring. During its excavation tools, weapons, pottery, and many small pieces of gold were discovered.

Things to Do in Manama :

Dolphin Watching : Take a boat trip and you can watch the dolphins and manatees playing in the warm Gulf waters, and see local fisherman head out in traditional wooden dhows to catch the prized local hammour - a type of grouper. Dolphin watch trips take place three times daily.
Scuba Diving : try a great diving experience
Horse riding :  For anyone wanting riding lessons or an occasional hack, the Twin Palms Riding School and the Dilmun Club are good places to start.
Horse racing Arabia : is of course famous for its horses. The national racecourse at Al Sakhir hosts races every Friday from October to March. The grandstand holds up to 3,000 spectators and entry is free, although visitors should be reminded that betting is prohibited.
Pearl Diving Bahrain : is also famous for its pearls – and you can try your hand at pearl diving and maybe take home one of these natural gems of the sea.
Bird Watching  Hawar Islands :  The Kingdom and the Hawar Islands in particular, are a haven for native and migratory birds including flamingos, bulbuls, ospreys and sooty falcons. Any twitchers are strongly advised to take the 20km boat trip to the Islands.

Manama Flights & Airports : Bahrain International Airport ( BAH), in Muharraq just east of Manama, is the main base for Gulf Air and has excellent connections throughout the region and London. The airport has good duty-free shopping and a 'Transotel' offering beds and showers (for a fee) to those awaiting flights. Many residents of eastern Saudi Arabia choose to fly out via Manama , and Gulf Air offers shuttle services to Khobar and Dammam to cater to this market; inquire when booking. The low cost carrier Air Arabia offers daily flights from the Sharjah Airport (SHJ) north of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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See Also : Bahrain Travel Guide - Manama Tours  -  Bahrain : Cultural Heritage, Ancient & Historical Sites 

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