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Ministry of Tourism Unveils Major Waterfront Developments

TDT | Manama

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A sea taxi from (Saada) in Muharraq to the museum, the Avenues and the Al Fateh

The Bahrain Ministry of Tourism has announced details of two major waterfront projects that will transform the country's tourism landscape.
The first project, the Galali Coast Waterfront, is situated on Dry Dock Highway in the Muharraq Governorate. The ministry revealed that the 100,000-square-metre development, costing 20 million Bahraini dinars, is scheduled for completion by the end of the second quarter of 2024.
The project will be divided into two main areas. The first area, spanning 1.5 kilometres, will feature 14 units for commercial stores, sports fields, a water sports centre, food truck zones, and two beaches. The second area, covering 0.5 kilometres, will include 12 units designated for restaurants and cafes.
The second project, the Bahrain Bay Beach, is located in the northern part of the Bahrain Bay area in the Capital Governorate. This 173,000-square-metre project will feature a public beach and four plots for beach club activities.
The public beach will be developed and managed by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) in cooperation with the private sector. Parcel A will also be developed by the Authority and leased to private operators for beach club activities. Parcels B, C, and D have been leased to private sector companies, who will be responsible for developing and managing these areas.
The total length of the Bahrain Bay Beach is 600 metres, with site reclamation and infrastructure work expected to be completed by mid-2024 at a cost of 4.7 million Bahraini dinars.
Additionally, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority is partnering with the Masar Group, a subsidiary of the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, to develop a new sea taxi service. This service aims to connect various tourist sites, enabling visitors to travel easily between destinations by boat.
The first phase of the sea taxi project is set to launch this year, linking the Saada area with other popular attractions, such as the Bahrain National Museum, Avenues Mall, Bahrain Bay, and the Al Fateh Corniche. The project will later expand to include several other locations and governorates, in coordination with maritime transport and port companies.