About Manama, Bahrain
Manama is at the center of major trade routes in the Persian Gulf. It is Bahrain’s capital as well as its largest city. From pearls to spices to colorful handwoven fabrics, a variety of wares are offered in Manama’s thriving Bab el-Bahrain Souq. Artifacts from civilizations past are housed and showcased at the Bahrain National Museum. The mainstay of Manama’s economy, is petroleum, despite depleting reserves and decreased importance. Metro Bahrain boasts a population of 329,510, with one-third of its population traveling from abroad.
Popular Destinations in Manama
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Manama? Here is a look at the popular travel attractions that can be found in Manama:
Al Areen Wildlife Park and Preserve: This wildlife preserve is home to over 100,000 plant species, many of which are native to the country. Al Areen is also a sanctuary for more than 500 animals. From the main entrance, a bus provides tours to the public access portion of the park (which is divided into two sections). Visitors can see gazelles and Chapman zebras running free. Some animals are kept in pens modeled after their natural habitat. This is for the safety of visitors and the animals themselves. The park has been open since 1975 and features a lot of unique animals. Nearly extinct, the Onyx is one of Arabia’s rarest creatures and can be viewed along with other rare creatures in this family-friendly park.
Bahrain National Museum: At the edge of Manama is the Bahrain National Museum, which has enjoyed its prime waterfront location ever since its opening in 1988. A pearl diving exhibit is among the museum’s most popular. On the first floor, visitors will find a traditional market, or “souq”. Additionally, a wildlife hall, rotating sculpture exhibit, and art gallery are additional featured aspects worth noting here.
Bahrain City Center: The Bahrain City Center is the country’s largest combination of both entertainment and shopping. It is located in the center of Bahrain and is complete with over 50 restaurants and cafés. High-end brands decorate the streets in over 350 unique shops. The second floor encompasses almost 162,000 square feet, and offers a host of activities, slides, and pools in the City Center’s ‘Wahoo! Waterpark’. If water parks and shopping aren’t enough, there is a massive arcade called Magic Planet, with a bowling alley, game simulators, and rides. The center also has its very own Cineco20 Cinemas for film aficionados.
Beit Sheikh Isa bin Ali: This is the former home of Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al-Khalifa, and offers visitors a taste of what life was like in a palace back in the 19th century. The home is cooled by a wind power system and is lavishly decorated. Women enjoyed their own private courtyard where they could feel free to practice embroidery skills and speak freely among themselves, while children had their own summer living room. Separated courtyards were also available for visitors and the men. On the second floor lies the private quarters of the Sheikh.
Luxury Lodging in Manama
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Manama? Manama has a large number of high end hotel and lodging facilities, including:
- Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain
- InterContinental Bahrain
- Le Meridien Bahrain City Center
- The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Manama
- The Domain Bahrain
Airports In or Nearby Manama For Private Jets
The following airports serve Manama, making air travel to the city convenient:
- Bahrain International Airport (BAH):Bahrain International Airport is located around 8 miles northeast of Manama. It serves as the hub for the national carrier as well as three other airlines. The airport sits at an altitude of 6 feet above sea level and has oneasphalt runway measuring 12,900 feet t in length, designated in the 12L/30R direction. The airport serves more than 8 million passengers, and has more than 100,000 aircraft movements annually.
- King Fahd International Airport (DMM):King Fahd International Airport is located 75 miles away from Manama. The airport is the third commercial hub in the region and was opened in 1999. It is located at an altitude of 72 feet above sea level. King Fahd International Airport has two asphalt runways measuring 13,100 feet in length each, designated in the 16R/34L and 16L/34R directions respectively. The airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually, and handles over 95,000 tons of cargo each year.
- Al-Ahsa Domestic Airport (HOF):Al-Ahsa Domestic Airport is located around 130 miles away from Manama.The airport stands at an altitude of 588 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 10,000 feet in length, designated in the 16/34 direction.The airport is served by scheduled commercial flights as well as private and charter air traffic.
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