The Kingdom of Bahrain lying in the Persian Gulf is a modern nation home to a multitude of ethnicities and having a myriad of attractions for the travellers to explore, from the traditional houses of Muharraq and the excellent National Museum in Manama to the unique burial mounds at Sar. With an ever growing economy, places like the wonderful Bahrain World Trade Centre serve well for the visitors who adore modernity. Attractions like the gorgeous Al Jazzaier Beach add some contrast to the excursion of a traveller to this region. The history of the city dates back to more than five thousand years making it no surprise that it abounds in valuable archaeological places.
One of the most spectacular road constructions in the world, the King Fahad Causeway is a bridge connecting Bahrain and the Saudi Arabian mainland. It is a highway with four lanes, a width of 25 metres and a length of 26 kilometres facilitating easy passage between the two countries. Constructed with the intention of developing the bonds and links between the two regions, the causeway was officially opened to the public in 1986.
An elaborate combination of several dams and bridges, the causeway was completely financed by the government of Saudi Arabia. The five bridges that were constructed under this project have a combined length of over 12,000 metres. A project that took over four years to be concluded, the bridge is hailed as one of the modern engineering’s technical marvels.
The bridge will be put through a renovation in the near future that will include the construction of a commercial centre on side of Bahrain. Several coffee shops, restaurants, telephone stalls, a grocery shop and a special shop catering to the needs of travellers are planned to be added to this expansion with the intention of providing them with convenience.