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Awali is a small municipality located centrally in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is a small island in the Persian Gulf, and was founded in 1930 by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco). Located north of Awali are Bahrain oil refinery, and located south are the oil wells and desert area of Sakhir.
The Awali Municipality was set up to support the growing infrastructure of the area. This was slowly followed by the establishment of government offices, accommodation for expatriate officials of Bapco, and staff headquarters. Awali, therefore, developed as the place where, expatriates from across the world, would come to work in Bapco. In fact, even now, visitors mostly come to Awali only to have a look at the largest oil refinery in the Gulf.
Awali also houses few renowned cricket clubs in Bahrain, apart from premier golf clubs. It was one of the first destinations in Bahrain to welcome modern culture, and is soaked in western culture. Awali has several major real estate projects underway at present. The International Hospital of Bahrain in Awali is now a renowned landmark and is the first step towards good healthcare in Bahrain. In fact, Awali is known for its oil refinery, rather than being a tourist destination in Bahrain.