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Adliya is a bohemian neighbourhood in Bahrain. Very multicultural and always busy, Adliya is a residential, commercial and a cultural spot in Bahrain. Young families, expatriates and young Bahrainis reside in either villas or apartments in Adliya. Cafés, retail stores, boutiques and galleries are scattered throughout the neighbourhood. The heart of the neighbourhood, recently refurbished to include a pedestrian square, has old town houses that have been converted into chick international restaurants, cafés, bakeries and art galleries.

Amwaj Islands

Amwaj Islands is a group of man made islands purposely built as a residential gated community located in the northeast of Bahrain, near the coast of Muharraq. Overlooking the sea and man-made lagoons, the community offers 100% freehold land ownership of villas and apartments to expatriates living in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The island contains residential, commercial, service apartments and retail spaces, as well as a marina. Amwaj is a true community with facilities that include a private school, a hospital, a fuel station, a fitness centre and a lagoon side dinning and café district.


Juffair is a neighbourhood located in Manama. The area was reclaimed since the 1970s, but today is bustling with many hotels, furnished apartments, restaurants and villas, mainly attracting single expatriates and young urban Bahrainis.

The offices of the Central Informatics Organization, Bahrain Society of Engineers, and the Bahrain Tribune newspaper are all located in Juffair. The Bahrain School, an American school following an American curriculum and associated with the United States Department of Defence Education Activity (DoDEA), and Modern Knowledge School are both located in Juffair.

A new commercial strip in Juffair has now become a very because of its restaurant and retail outlets such as McDonalds, Chilli’s, Nando’s, Dairy Queen and Starbucks. There is a large supermarket and Post Office located in close proximity.


Saar is a suburb of Bahrain, alongside a village located northwest of the island. The area is typically inhabited by affluent families, ambassadors and expatriates residing in compounds, large villas or gated communities. Originally a farm land, Saar is greener than urban residential areas in Bahrain with less traffic movement in its neighbourhoods.





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