Manama Tourism, Bahrain

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Manama (Arabic: المنامة‎‎ Al Manāma) is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population. After periods of Portuguese and Persian control and invasions from the ruling dynasties of Saudi Arabia and Oman, Bahrain established itself as an independent nation during the 19th century period of British hegemony. Although the current twin cities of Manama and Muharraq appear to have been founded simultaneously in the 1800s, Muharraq took prominence due to its defensive location and was thus the capital of Bahrain until 1921. Manama became the mercantile capital, and was the gateway to the main Bahrain Island. In the 20th century, Bahrain's oil wealth helped spur fast growth and in the 1990s a concerted diversification effort led to expansion in other industries and helped transform Manama into an important financial hub in the Middle East. Manama was designated as the capital of Arab culture for the year 2012 by the Arab League.


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Facts and Stats for Manama*

  • Pollution Statistics in Manama

    Know the pollution level of Manama before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.89 (High)
  • Manama: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Manama for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Manama.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.37 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.05 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 19.59 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.05 (Low)
    • Attacks 30 (Low)
    • Drug offense 26.92 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.1 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.28 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.97 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.73 (Low)
  • Living in Manama - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Manama is 142.62 (High)

    • Safety Index 71.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 64.31 (High)
    • Pollution Index 60.7 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 56.24 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.77 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.57 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.03 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Manama

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Manama

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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