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bahrain3a-vi.jpg The Bab Al Bahrain (Gateway to Bahrain) was originally designed in 1945 by Sir Charles Belgrave as a government office building. At the time of its construction, Bab Al Bahrain was situated on the seafront overlooking a busy harbor. Since then, land reclamation has turned the building into a marker dividing old and new Manama. The gateway also serves as an entrance to the souk (market), which is world-renown for it's hallmarked 21k gold.bah20origf-vi.jpg
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bahrain1a-vi.jpg The Ahmed Al-Fateh Grand Mosque is Bahrain’s largest building and is topped by an impressive 60-ton fibreglass dome. Construction of this building was completed in 1988 and can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers at a time. The mosque also houses the Religious Institute for Islamic Affairs and a library.
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