Bahrains human rights situation continued to worsen in 2017. Welcome to the official youtube channel of visit bahrain. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase latest publications in all fields of knowledge, to install a culture of reading and learning in the bahraini society. A visit to bahrain military museum bahrain confidential. Points of interest in bahrain for tourists, locals and. Arad fort al muharraq 2020 all you need to know before. Bahrain international book fair 2018 panworld education.
Annual fine arts exhibition which takes place next to arad fort which. Bahrain authority for culture and antiquities kingdom of. Stroll around the site and reflect on the traditional architecture, which wasnt altered during the. Bahrain history which first attracted explorers over 2000 years ago. December 2017 35 november 2017 52 october 2017 62 september 2017 11. Strategically located at a sea passage, the arad fort is a typical example of omani military architecture at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries. It was originally a small farming village inhabited by baharna shia. Of course also other interesting trade fairs can take place in bahrain, which are not yet known to us. Fort amsterdam and fort louis st thomas fort, tangasseri or thangassery, kerala, india the catholic mission in bengal prior to the nineteenth century. The unesco world heritage sites in bahrain are muharraq island and the ancient qalat albahrain harbor city. Khamis mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in the region, the arad fort in muharraq. Bahrain pearling trail and qalat albahrain bahrain fort were two properties inscribed on the unesco world heritage list for the years 2005 and 2012, respectively.
The band took part in bacas annual spring of culture festival. Best time to visit the fort is during the summer festival when it is all beautiful lite after dark. Bahrain fort site museum the bahrain fort site museum celebrates the ninth anniversary of its opening with ali alolaiwi, mohammed hassan and yusuf. What to see and do portuguese fort, bahrain al manamah and rest of country 2012. Saudi arabia will be the guest of honour at bahrain international book fair 2018, it was announced. The views are far from rewarding, especially as it is difficult to see through the. May 02, 2017 bahrain international book fair 2018 may 2, 2017 upcoming events panworld education back for its 18th edition, the bahrain international book fair aims to encourage readers at all levels, interest, and ages to experience the joy of reading.
The house of nassif where the space is for tolerance and the minaret of al fadel mosque. The 18th bahrain international book fair visit bahrain. It later expanded to include new middleclass housing, which brought with it a large sunni population also. About the autumn fair 2018 bahrains biggest shopping. Coinciding with the kingdom of bahrain s national day celebrations, the bahrain authority for culture and antiquities presents a variety of events and cultural activities with the participation of a number of musical bands and bahraini musicians. Doubletree suites by hilton to open at bahrains dilmunia. Forts at riffa, arad and of course the bahrain fort itself are remarkable examples of ancient architecture. Bahrain this month february 2017 by red house marketing issuu. This fort was once the site of fierce battles and underwent different construction phases. Dec 06, 2017 a 15th century fort in arad, bahrain which located right next to the new, huge seef mall al muharraq and nearly in bahrain international airport, a kind of semi ruined historical castles and fort. Indeed, qalaat albahrain site museum bahrain fort site was. The fort and the tell qalat al bahrain is built on, are located on the bahrain island, on the northern seashore. Standing right next to sheikh salman bin ahmad al fatah fort, commonly known as riffa fort.
Arad fort is a 15th century fort in bahrain, with typical arab pattern architecture. Qalat albahrain ancient harbour and capital of dilmun. Gandhi gig bahrain assistant general manager, kuwait bahrain 89 abdulla rabia gig bahrain general manager, kuwait bahrain 90 murali srinivasan gig bahrain manager, fga bahrain. Manama, bahrain arad fort, manama, bahrain arad fort in manama bahrain arad fort in manama bahrain at night arad fort in manama bahrain close up arad fort in muharraq. Authorities shut down the countrys only independent newspaper and the leading secularleft opposition political society. The published books will be launched during the 18th bahrain international book.
Arad fort was built in the typical style of islamic forts during the 15th century before the portuguese invasion of bahrain in ad 1622. To begin with implicit the fifteenth century, one of bahrain s old strongholds, which, generally is the most critical, arad was widely reconstructed in the 1800s amid the omani control of bahrain and turned into the focal center point of military operations as of now. Following a period of arab rule, bahrain was occupied by the portuguese in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by shah abbas i of the safavid dynasty under the persian empire. Air show, bahrain garden show, bahrain international book fair and fine arts exhibition. Bh culture authority past events bahrain events, art. In order to maintain the historical authenticity and value of arad fort. Now in its 31st edition, the autumn fair is bahrains largest and most popular consumer products show. Ahmed emam advisor heritage designs bahrain authority for. In 1783, the bani utbah clan captured bahrain from nasr almadhkur and it has since been ruled by the al khalifa royal family, with ahmed al fateh as bahrain s first hakim. Embassy welcomed chelsey green and the green project to bahrain. Arad fort is a symbol of bahrains enchanting history, and is just a short drive from our hotel. This issues cover story is close to marhaba heart promoting locally.
A few feuds between the islamic divisions of bahrain have taken place here. Bahrain pearling trail and qalat al bahrain bahrain fort were two properties inscribed on the unesco world heritage list for the years 2005 and 2012, respectively. Unfortunately timed, this years fair has failed to impress. Calendars online and print friendly for any year and month. Bahrains 18th edition of international book fair was also held in a special tent near arad fort in the city. Arad fort is not as large or as celebrated as its nearby sibling the bahrain fort, but it is this reason that arad is worth a trip, as a visitor will often find themselves the only person there inside the fort, allowing one to absorb the history uninterrupted. Strategically located as a sea passage, arad fort is a typical example of omani military architecture at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries. It was built in the style of islamic forts at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries, it has a strategic location overlooking various sea passages of muharraq island, it is extensively renovated. Arad fort history constructed around the late 15th century, qalat arad is of great historical and archaeological importance.
The fort of halat bu maher also know as qalat abu mahir is located on muharraq island the northernmost island of the archipelago and was strategically situated to control both the straits between bahrain and muharraq, and the bay between muharraq town and arad fort. Bahrain pearling trail and qalat albahrain bahrain fort were two. Qalat alb ahrain is a typical tell an artificial mound created by many successive layers of human occupation. In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the british, bahrain became a protectorate of the united kingdom. Apr 04, 2018 the fair will conclude with the announcement of the 2018 bahrain book award, under the theme literature and shaping the world, aimed specifically at works from saudi arabia, as well as the mohamed albanki award for the cultural personality of the year and the bahrain pearl award, given in recognition of significant contributions to. Qalat albahrain is located just 4 km away from manama, the capital of bahrain. Explore arad fort, a 15thcentury fortress built to monitor and protect the island. Arad fort lies on the northeastern corner of the kingdom of bahrain, in the town of arad, on muharraq island, which was the capital of the island kingdom until 1923.
Formerly guarding a separate island of its own, the fort and its surroundings have since been joined to muharraq island. Trade fairs bahrain appointments from september 2020. Short films documenting the art scene in bahrain and a bookfair of the most. Bahrain authority for culture and antiquities archives u. Tourism and culture ministry of information affairs kingdom of.
Explore bahrain unique sights, marvel at its heritage and culture and discover a great land through. Bahraintravel guide and travel informationtravelladda. With historic attractions such as the thousandsyears old burial mounds, qalat al bahrain fort, the al khamis mosque and the arad fort, as well as modern attractions such as shopping malls and the formula one grand prix, bahrain is a popular tourist destination for travellers within the gcc. The views are far from rewarding, especially as it is difficult to see through the kneehigh windows. Arad fort strategically located at a sea passage, the arad fort is a typical example of omani military architecture at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries. According to my guidebook, bahrain fort, just north of manama, is the oldest fort that can be seen todayit dates from the 1400sand is one of the best preserved. All though it is not clear when it was constructed it has played a major role in the defense of bahrain against marauders through the centuries. A good place to start with is the bahrain national museum where you can learn about bahrain s rich history throughout the millennia. This unesco world heritage site is thought to be the former capital of ancient dilmun and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the persian gulf. Tourism and culture ministry of information affairs.
It is the biggest fortification in bahrain, and it is free to visit. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Trade fairs with expired dates or trade fair dates yet. The fort to see in bahrain is bahrain fort, to the west of manama. The historical city of muharraq had its share of exhibitions too. Arad fort is one of those places where bahrains history can be experienced today. The fort or the qalat al bahrain, a unesco world heritage site, is an archaeological site and fort, which was the capital of ancient dilmun civilization. Other examples of such sites are bu maher fort and arad fort in muharraq, shaikh salman bin ahmed alfateh fort in riffa. The 18th edition of the bahrain international book fair opened its doors on march 28 and is set to run through april 7. Qalat albah rain ancient harbour and capital of dilmun. World heritage convention held on november, 2017 at the unesco.
The documents room was a treasure trove of information on bahrains history over the last three centuries. The 18th bahrain international book fair is a biennial event that showcases. It stands like a sentinel near manama, the capital of bahrain. Intricate models of the islands forts did well to bring to light what these structures, which we know as the police fort, the arad fort, the bahrain fort and the bu maher fort today, once looked like. In its present location, it overlooks various sea passages of muharraqs shallow seashores. A guide on where to go and what to do in bahrain on eid. Media gallery the international school of choueifat manama. Shaikh salman bin ahmed al fateh fort, commonly known as riffa fort due to its location.
Part of the muharraq district of bahrain, particularly buildings and places associated with the historic gulf pearling industry, was designated a unesco world heritage site in 2012. Known as dilmun in ancient times, bahrains rich trading history is reflected in numerous archaeological sites, the most fascinating of which is the bahrain fort site that is registered as a unesco world heritage site. Watch the traditional characters of commedia tell a fast paced story about a doctor who. The island is home to forts including qalat al bahrain which has been listed by. Steps are incredibly high our thighs hurt, 24 hours later. Arad fort was built in the typical style of islamic forts during the 15th century a. Bahrain officially the kingdom of bahrain is a sovereign state in the persian gulf. Discover and explore the huge variety of products on sale during this 9 day extravaganza. Qalat al bahrain also known as the bahrain fort, qalat al bahrain is unesco world heritage site believed to have been the capital of the ancient dilmun. Marhaba fil bahrain issue 08 by marhaba fil bahrain issuu. In its pursuit of raising awareness and understanding the importance of local heritage and cultural diversity, the bahrain authority for culture and antiquities has chosen this years slogan our year of archaeology to highlight the archaeological heritage of bahrain which dates back thousands of years and introduce it to the local and international audiences. Book a city tour that will take you to several beautifullyrestored old houses, especially in the muharraq area, site of the bahrain pearling trail, a serial cultural heritage site inscribed on the unesco world heritage list in 2012.
The new dar al riffa enhances the intangible heritage of riffa, and the folk singing. If you know trade fairs in bahrain that are not listed, you can transmit them to us via announce new trade fair our team will update them in a timely manner to promote these fairs as well. It was restored in the 1980s using only authentic material. Today, it represents a great spot to take a strol, enjoy the views, have a drink, and take some artistic photos. In addition to its forts, bahrain also is home to many museums, such as bahrain national museum, shaikh salman bin ahmed alfateh fort museum, and bahrain fort site museum, as well as the old traditional houses in muharraq city. The bahrain authority for culture and antiquities is seeking to organize the 18th bahrain international book fair from 28 march 7 april 2018.
We recommend booking arad fort tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Mar 23, 2017 in collaboration with the bahrain authority for culture and antiquities, the u. A 1745 bellin map of the historical region of bahrain. It served as a military garrison of portugaloccupied bahrain during the 1520s to defend against local and ottoman intervention. Visit arad fort on your trip to al muharraq or bahrain. Arad fort news newspapers books scholar jstor january 20 learn how and when to remove this template message. Manama is the biggest city in bahrain with a population of over 154,000 people. Bahrain fort qalat al bahrain tours anybody looking to explore the history of bahrain should pay a visit to bahrain fort. Following the great success in 2017, edgar groll returns to. Spring of culture bahrain 2018 line up, events, concerts, exhibitions and happenings. Bahrain enjoys a long and diversified historical and cultural legacy. Arad fort is not as large or as celebrated as its nearby sibling the bahrain fort, but it is this reason that arad is worth a trip, as a visitor will often find themselves the only person there. It has undergone various construction phases throughout the years and is now open to the public to visit. Arad fort first built in the 15th century, this is one of bahrain s ancient forts and historically, is the most significant.
Manama has emerged as the capital of independent bahrain after periods of domination by portugal and persians earlier in its history. Located on the island of muharraq, it is nicely illuminated at night and hosts seasonal festivals throughout the year. On march 17, chelsey green and the green project delighted the audience at bahrains culture hall. Bahrain authority for culture and antiquities baca said the book fair on march 28april 7 is part of bahrains th spring of culture festival. The views are far from rewarding, especially as it is difficult to see through. Bahrain international book fair bucks the trend for global growth. Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to islam, in 628 ce. We at the royal bahrain air force were very delighted to announce the largest deal in the history of the royal bahrain air force at bidec 2017, which aims to improve the defensive system and we are looking forward to bidec 2019 and have started to prepare for it already. The bahrain authority for culture and antiquities is seeking to organize the 18th bahrain international book fair from 28 march to 7 april 2018. Arad fort was used as a defensive fortress throughout various phases of bahrain s history, and was the site of many conflicts, including the countrys occupation by the portuguese in the 16th century.
Today, it is a modern capital with an economy based around the sales promotion industry as crude oil takes a less pronounced role in the economy. Oct 16, 20 the kingdom of bahrain has several old forts and we decided to visit at least one of them during our few days in the country. Colonel abdulla al noueimi, royal bahrain air force. When patience is poorly rewarded, you will certainly hear bahrainis express their frustration by likening the situation to breaking ones fast with an. Bahrain is a small island country located in the persian gulf.
This fort is one of the compact defensive forts in bahrain. Written by marco ramerini the fort of halat bu maher also know as qalat abu mahir is located on muharraq island the northernmost island of the archipelago and was strategically situated to control both the straits between bahrain and muharraq, and the bay between muharraq town and arad fort. There is also the bahrain fort, remnants from the sixth century ad and the arad fort circa. Bahrain book fair comprises many sections and encompasses the broad spectrum of the. The name arad possibly comes from a roman word for bahrain, arathus, which was used by the egyptianroman writer ptolemy in. Arad fort is one of bahrains most important defensive castles.694 1645 1603 658 632 1603 1097 1400 190 1287 539 418 699 1192 694 251 1381 448 474 786 194 1052 1344 856 968 743 3 823 96 357 352 605 212 304 127 671 1408 223 1385