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Introducing Manama

Manama means ‘Sleeping Place’, but with its central atmosphere, its late-night shopping, and its lively bars and nightclubs, it’s hard to see when the city gets a chance to sleep. Manama is a night bird and people flock in on weekends for fine dining and an off-duty drink.

For those who prefer an early start to a late night, the city is sleepy enough by day, and it’s unlikely there’ll be much of a queue for the excellent Bahrain National Museum. That said, Manama's recent role as Arab City of Culture has led to a much greater emphasis on music, art and heritage events that has been of benefit to all.