Exploring how Bahrain’s geography has defined its development. With limited land available, Bahrain has always evolved, encouraging trade, entrepreneurship and innovation – some of its main strengths.
Bahrain has three registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Bahrain derives its name from the springs of sweet water that spill into the sea, giving a special lustre to Bahrain’s pearls
Bahrain ranks high on the list of most dense countries, with approximately 2,052 inhabitants per square kilometre
Bahrain is home to a rich pearl diving culture. For centuries, Bahrain was the Arabian Gulf’s pearling capital, with the active and prosperous city of Muharraq serving as a base for the largest number of pearl divers and fleet of pearling vessels. Occupying nearly 35,000 hectares and populated by over a billion oysters, Bahrain’s oyster beds are also home to diverse marine species such as corals, anemones, sea stars and fish.