Things to do in Manama

Bahrain,affectionately known as the island of golden smiles. Bahrain’s welcoming embrace leaves no doubt in any visitors mind as to where the nickname came from all along. The sun shine,sparkling waters of the Gulf that are a rich aqua blue in color.Traffic flows gently and smoothly. Beautifully designed modern buildings blend in with the traditional style.

Khamis Mosque
The Khamis Mosque is believed to be the first mosque in Bahrain, built during the era of the Umayyad caliph Umar II. According to Al Wasat journalist Kassim Hussain, other sources mention that it was built in a later era during the rule of Uyunids with one minaret. The second was built two centuries later during the rule of Usfurids. The identical twin minarets of this ancient Islamic monument make it easily noticeable as one drives along the Shaikh Salman Roadin Khamis. It is considered to be one of the oldest mosques in the region, as its foundation is believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD.

Bahrain World Trade Center

The Bahrain World Trade Center (also called Bahrain WTC or BWTC) is a 240-metre-high (787 ft), 50-floor, twin tower complex located in Manama, Bahrain. The towers were built in 2008 by the multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design. The wind turbines were developed, built and installed by Danish company Norwin A/S.