Small Towns in Bahrain

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Small Towns in Bahrain


Grand Mosque in Juffair
Grand Mosque in Juffair

Juffair

It is located on the suburbs of Manama at a distance of about 3 miles. Large parts of the city has been built on lands reclaimed from the Gulf of Bahrain. The city is part of the Capital Governorate and has a population of 70,000. Formerly, Juffair had been a village inhabited by Shia Muslims. The city has been the site of rapid infrastructural development over the past few years. The city is the site of major administrative departments such as the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Central Informatics Organization, and Bahrain Society of Engineers. The leading daily of Bahrain, the Bahrain Tribune, has its seat in Juffair. Bahrain's largest mosque, the Al Fateh Mosque, is located in the city. Juffair allows for an active nightlife in terms of newly developed pubs, grills, restaurants, and shopping malls featuring all major international brands.

A'ali Landmark
A'ali Landmark

A'ali

A'ali (Arabic: عالي‎) is one of the biggest towns in Bahrain. It was formerly a part of the municipality of Mintaqah but since 2001 lies within the Central Governorate. A'ali is famous for its 170,000+ ancient burial mounds, which is considered one of the largest graveyards in the world. A'ali is famous also for its old pottery handicraft.

A'ali is located in the middle of Bahrain island, south of Isa Town and north of Riffa. A'ali is famous for its burial mounds and its home for the National Driving School. A'ali is a relatively new suburb of Bahrain. First construction in the area started approximately in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Today, however, A'ali is one of the largest towns in Bahrain housing many of Bahrain's middle and high class families. A'ali is a cosmopoltian city; the nearby A'ali village is mainly a Shia town.

A Mosque in Budaiya
A Mosque in Budaiya

Budaiya

Al Budaiya (Arabic: البديع‎) is a coastal town located in the northwestern region of Bahrain Island, in the Northern Governorate of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It neighbors the villages of Diraz and Bani Jamra.

Budaiya is the most fertile area in the country, irrigated from a large concentration of freshwater springs and aquifers. It is the location of most farms, stables, and traditional gulf family farms/retreats nakhal. The town serves as one end-point of the Budaiya Road, which runs to Manama. The regions on either side of road are colloquially referred to as Budaiya.

A Fruitshop in Jidhafs
A Fruitshop in Jidhafs

Jidhafs

Jidhafs (Arabic: جد حفص‎) is a city in Bahrain. It was a municipality of Bahrain in the northern part of the country. Its territory is now in the Capital and Northern Governorate. It is about 3 km west of the capital Manama. Jidhafs is about 2733779 square miles. It is neighbored by the villages of Al Daih and Sanabis to the north, Al Musala and Tashan to the south, Jibilat Habshi and Muqsha to the west. The city's population is about 11,000, most of them are Bahrani Shia Muslims.

A Mosque in Adliya
A Mosque in Adliya

Adliya

Adliya (Arabic: العدلية) is the bohemian neighborhood in Manama, Bahrain.

The district is a multicultural, busy area, a home to commerce, culture and entertainment, and it is considered as one of the four centres of Manama's nightlife. In the last few years, many of the old townhouses have been turned into art galleries, cafes and restaurants.

As a result of the developing trend, Adliya is known for its clustered cafes, art galleries, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, including popular venues, such as BJ's, JJ's, Lilou's and Candle's. Adliya attracts many residents and tourists.

The Al Riwaq Gallery is one of Bahrain's best private galleries, located in a two-story converted townhouse, with a bookshop on the first floor.

A Landmark in Sanabis
A Landmark in Sanabis

Sanabis

Sanabis (Arabic: سنابس‎ Sanābis) is a village located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in the suburbs of the capital city, Manama.

Sanabis is traditionally seen as a commercial centre alongside Seef and the Central Business District, this is evident due to the presence of multiple skyscrapers and malls. Native villagers from Sanabis are noted to have had a distinct accent.

The village, along with other villages in the country, is also the site for Muharram processions on the Day of Ashura, which occur annually.

Saar Temple
Dilmun era settlement

Saar

Sar or Saar (Arabic: سار‎) is a village in Bahrain, to the west of the capital, Manama. It is a mainly residential district. It is known to be a village of ambassadors, expatriates and wealthy Bahrainis. The University College of Bahrain has a campus in Sar.

Sar is the site of a temple, nicknamed "Sar Temple", built during the Dilmun era of Bahrain's history. The temple was believed to have played an important role in marking the summer solstice.

Sar also has a 4-screen cinema, owned by Bahrain Cinema, that screens Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as local, movies.

Salmaniya Medical Complex
Salmaniya Medical Complex

Salmaniya

Salmaniya is a neighborhood of Manama, Bahrain that houses the largest hospital in Bahrain, Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC). Also, other private hospitals operate within the vicinity such as the Royal Bahrain Hospital.

The neighborhood also houses many residential flats and apartments, as well as having many local supermarkets in the vicinity.

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