Bab Al Bahrain in Arabic gives the meaning of ‘Gateway of Bahrain’ which is placed in Customs Square in CBD (Manama’s previous central business district). Bab Al Bahrain was designed by the adviser to Emir, Charles Belgrave in 1945 and is a structure which symbolizes the entrance to Manama Souq. Bab Al Bahrain the gateway to Bahrain was earlier located near the borders of the sea but later on due to the land being broadened up one had to walk for over 10 minutes to reach the sea. On the reclaimed land which was built during the latter years now stand the government Avenue and the newly constructed highway which leads one to the jetty to the territory of Saudi Arabia. Currently the Financial Harbor of Bahrain is developed in the widened stretch of land which brings out an outstanding addition to the cityscape of Bahrain.
In 1986 the monument was renovated to show off Islamic features of architecture from through the memorial. The ground floor of Bab Al Bahrain presently holds a handicrafts shop and a tourist information center. The monument is decorated with a high arch where underneath runs a road which is commonly known as the entry spot to Manama Souq or the marketplace. The Government Avenue which is located facing the Bab Al Bahrain houses much important business organizations including banks and other financial institutions. The road has got its name ‘Government Avenue’ because almost all the government offices of Bahrain were located in Bab Al Bahrain once.
In the Government Avenue you would find The Gold City, a shopping complex which sells only gold ware and shop which is customized for Indian jewelry known as Alukkas too can be found in the Gold City. Lately Bab Al Bahrain has become a famous tourist attraction for the significant reason of it being the entry way to Bahrain. If you are visiting the great city of Bahrain you should choose to reside in the best Bahrain Accommodation. If you are visiting Bahrain with the family you can try out Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain which you would find quite interesting and a great place that would make your Bahrain stay absolutely comfortable. You should definitely visit Bahrain and try out the best Bahrain Serviced Apartments and experience the hospitality of this amazing country.