Amwaj Islands are a group of man-made islands, located in the Persian Gulf to the northeast of Bahrain, near the coast of Muharraq island. It has a distance of 10.5 km (6.5 mi) northeast of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.
Amwaj Islands have an area of 4.31 km².The Amwaj Islands were reclaimed from the relatively shallow seas to the northeast of Muharraq Island, which is the northernmost island in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Beit Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa building was constructed around 1800 and is one of the finest examples of a traditional house anywhere in the Gulf. The chief sitting room downstairs was kept cool in summer by the down draft from the badqeer(wind tower), the shutters on which could be closed in winter – stand beneath it to see how Read more...
Riffa, formerly known in English as Ruffin, is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Riffa is divided into two parts: East Riffa and West Riffa. The city is completely located in the Southern Governorate after the abolition of the Central Governorate. The city is growing fast: during the 2001 census, the population was recorded as 79,550 but by 2008 it was estimated at 111,000. Riffa clock tower is a landmark roundabout monument marking Read more...
The village of Al Jasra offers a look into the traditional arts and crafts that many of the villages in Bahrain have historically produced. Al Jasra Handicrafts Center showcases pottery making, cloth weaving, wood working, basket weaving, and sadow making that are created using the traditional methods. Located in the village of Al Jasra, Beit Al Jasra (Jasra House) is Read more...
The Hawar Islands are an archipelago of desert islands owned by Bahrain, situated off the west coast of Qatar in the Gulf of Bahrain of the Persian Gulf. The islands used to be one of the settlements of the Bahraini branch of the Dawasir who settled there in the early 19th century. The islands were first surveyed in 1820, when they were called the Warden’s Islands, and two villages were recorded. They are now uninhabited, Read more...
Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower. It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s former Emir. The final of 2011 AFC Asian Cup was held at this stadium. The stadium is also the first completed venue that will host a part of the 2022 Read more...
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