If you’re new to Bahrain, you’ll be delighted by its easy charm and thoroughly modern outlook that makes it one of the most friendly and progressive countries in the Middle East.
Bahrain offers a uniquely open, relaxed environment in which to live and work, with a diverse culture of people from all over the world who have made it their home. Beyond the shores of Amwaj Islands, the Kingdom of Bahrain offers many stimulating activities and events to keep you entertained.
For thousands of years, Bahrain has been defined by its relationship with water in one way or another. Formerly known as Dilmun, the country was an important trading centre that linked Sumeria with the Indus Valley as early as 5,000 BC.
In ancient times, Bahrain was the only haven where fresh water could be found on the long journey between Mesopotamia and India. The presence of fresh water through natural springs beneath the sea is thought to account for the name Bahrain itself – an Arabic word meaning “two seas,” which refers to the ancient belief that there was another sea beneath the sea bed.