Manama is one of the Arab capitals and is the capital and largest city of the State of Bahrain.
Its population is about 155,000, and it is located in the northeastern part of Bahrain Island in the Arabian Gulf.
This city represents part of a small peninsula in the State of Bahrain, with an estimated area of 27 km².
It is characterized by its dry and flat lands, its dry climate, and its temperatures vary in winter and summer.
The history of the city of Manama Arab Capital
Many civilizations have passed through the city of Manama, due to its privileged location. Among the most important civilizations that have passed by:
- Portuguese civilization was occupied by it in 1521 AD.
- The Safavid state was taken over in 1602 AD.
- Al Khalifa entered the city and expelled the Safavids from it in 1783 AD
The most important tourist places in Manama
The city of Manama has many museums, archaeological sites, and leisure hotels, which made it attract many tourists from all over the world, which led to its selection as the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2013, and the Capital of Asian Tourism in 2014.
Among the places that serve tourists in the city of Manama:
- The luxurious five-star hotels, the most famous of which are: the Gulf Hotel, the Sheraton Hotel, and the Diplomat Hotel.
- Big cities for games and amusement parks; Where adults take advantage of it to entertain their children, and the most important of these cities are Water City for Games, Wahoo City, and Ain Adhari Games City.
- A group of high-end tourist resorts; Such as the Novotel Al Dana Resort, and Qasr Al Arabin Resort, in addition to many cafes and restaurants.