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Manama

the capital of Bahrain, at the N end of Bahrain Island: transit port. Pop.: 142 000 (2005 est.)

Manama

 

the capital and chief economic center of Bahrain. Located on the northern coast of Bahrain Island. A highway over a causeway connects Manama with the city of Muharraq, which has an airport. The climate is transitional between tropical and subtropical; the average January temperature is 16°C and the August temperature is 37°C; precipitation is about 90 mm a year. Population, including suburbs, 110,000 (1971).

Manama is a seaport and the site of the emir’s residence, administrative and commercial institutions, and banks. It is also one of the chief centers of the country’s craft industry. Fishing is important, as is diving for pearls and mother-of-pearl. An oil refinery to the south of Manama, which is owned by a US company, processes petroleum that arrives from the oil fields of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

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For residents at the other end of Bank Street, the Al Manama Hypermarket at the new Al Fahidi market complex has come as a welcome offering.
"A bridge of four lanes in each direction will be constructed to link with Al Meydan Street and Al Manama Street, and the existing bridge at the intersection of Al Meydan Street will be improved to serve the development projects of Meydan," he added.- TradeArabia News Service
Al Manama School in Tel Al Hawwa opened in 2011 and has 52 classrooms accommodating more than 4,000 students.
His ExcellencyAli Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman), successfully conducted a visit to its branch offices in Al Manama and Masfout.
Bahrain Arabian Horseshow comes after being successfully held in the previous few years and is supported by the platinum sponsor Al Rashidiya Stables, golden sponsor Al Jasmi Stables, silver sponsor Al Shakhoora Stables and bronze sponsors Al Manama Stables, Al Jazeera Stables from Kuwait, Al Wawan Stables from Kuwait, Al Jazeera Stables from the UAE, Al Nibras Stables, Al Ameer Stables and Al Salam Stables from Kuwait.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts and commitment of the recuits during a visit to Al Manama camp in Ajman on Sunday.
In one of these matches, Al Rayyan beat Oman's Nazwa by a narrow five-point margin 66-61, while Bahrain Al Manama swept aside the challenge by Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad 73-48.
According to HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, Phase 2 of the project included improvements to Al Manama Street, and the widening of junctions such as the extension of Al Manama-Al Warsan 1 Street.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, "Phase II of the project includes improvements of Al Manama Street and widening the junctions there, namely the extension of Al Manama-Al Warsan 1 Streets (ex Nouakchott St), Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and International City-Al Manama Streets.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, Phase II of the project includes improvements of Al Manama Street and widening the junctions there, namely the extension of Al Manama-Al Warsan 1 Streets (ex Nouakchott St), Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and International City-Al Manama Streets.
The Project includes improving three junctions, widening Al Manama Street.
The project includes the improvements on Al Manama Street and widening the junctions for the extension of Al Manama-Al Warsan 1 Streets (previously Nouakchott St), Al Manama Street- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and the International City- Al Manama Streets.