Top Ten Bahraini Attractions

Top Ten Bahraini  Attractions

       Bahrain is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, which is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island, at 55 km (34 mi) long by 18 km (11 mi) wide.Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway.Qataris to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. The planned Qatar Bahrain Causeway will link Bahrain and Qatar and become the world’s longest marine causeway. Known for its oil and pearls, Bahrain is also home to many large structures, including the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbor, with a proposal in place to build the 1,022 m (3,353 ft) high Murjan Tower. The Qal’at al-Bahrain (the harbor and capital of the ancient land of Dilmun) was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit.

  1. Al-Fateh Grand Mosque

    The Al-Fateh Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, with the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama. The huge dome built on top of the Al-Fatih Mosque is made of pure fiberglass. Weighing over 60 tons, the dome is currently the worlds largest fibreglass dome. Al-Fateh now includes the new National Library which opened to the public in 2006. The mosque was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa in 1987. It is named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the conqueror of Bahrain.
    Links: Top Ten Mosques, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Fateh_Grand_Mosque,
  2. Bahrain World Trade Center

    The Bahrain World Trade Center is a 240 m (787 ft) high twin tower complex located in Manama, Bahrain. The towers were built in 2008 by the multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design. This 50-floor structure is constructed in close proximity to the King Faisal Highway, near popular landmarks such as the towers of BFH, NBB, Abraj Al Lulu and the scenic Pearl Roundabout. It currently ranks as the 2nd tallest building in Bahrain, after the twin towers of the Bahrain Financial Harbor. The project has received several awards for sustainability
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain_World_Trade_Center,
  3. Qal’at al-Bahrain (Ancient Harbor and Capital of Dilmun)

    Once the capital of the Dilmun civilizations, the Qal’at al-Bahrain is now an archaeological site located in Bahrain. Archaeological excavations carried out since 1954 have unearthed antiquaries from an artificial mound of 12 m height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2,300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Portuguese and Persians.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qal%27at_al-Bahrain,
  4. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain,