Holidaying in Manama, Bahrain
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Bahrain is a group of thirty-three islands that collectively make up a land area of 707 square kilometers. It is located in the Arabian Gulf just off the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The state is named after the largest island (Bahrain). This island is linked via a causeway to the international airport situated at Muharraq. Most of the remaining thirty-two islands are very small and uninhabited except for the migratory birds that use them as resting spots during the spring and autumn seasons. Though the official language of Bahrain is Arabic, most business concerns use English and it is also well understood generally.
Being situated in the Arabian Gulf, the climate of Bahrain features hot summers and mild winters. The most clement weather occurs between November and April with the coldest months being from December through March. July September is the high temperature range that also includes high humidity. The highest point in Bahrain is the Jabel Dukhan that stands at 134 meters above sea level.
Most of Bahrain's oil wells are found in the vicinity of this general area.
The interesting point of Bahrain is the combination of traditional and modern lifestyle that continues in close proximity with towering modern constructions fighting for real estate right beside more traditional dwellings and historical sites.
The population of Bahrain stands at 600,000 and includes a good number of expatriates from the whole world. Only here will you find the locals and expatriates living in such close proximity and with such an open feeling of brotherhood.
The Bahrain travel and tourism industry has made certain to provide many good hotels, apartments, restaurants, and visiting places in order to keep a healthy flow of tourists coming to Bahrain every year on a holiday.
Manama is the capital and also the largest city in Bahrain. Manama was declared
a free port in 1958 and became the capital in 1971. The major industry of Manama
is the financial sector with more than 200 financial institutions functioning there.
There are also many shopping malls in Manama.