Amwaj Becomes Even More Appealing

On January 22nd, a long harbored wish became reality for inhabitants of Amwaj Island: the popular man-made island got its own hospital:


The King’s Personal Representative, Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, inaugurated the non-profit American Mission Hospital (AMH) Medical and Wellness Center in Amwaj Islands. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Minister of Health Sadiq Al-Shihabi, government’s senior officials, diplomats and AMH staff.
HM the King’s Representative expressed delight in opening the AMH Medical and Wellness Center in Amwaj Islands which is part of the strategy followed to support hospitals to raise the level of medical service and disseminating health awareness.
AMH chief medical officer and chief executive Dr George Cheriyan said the opening of the Amwaj Islands facility was a major landmark in the hospital’s 110-year history:


“Providing localised care for people close to where they live is the future of healthcare both in Bahrain and the rest of the world,” he explained.


To a lot of not only Amwaj’s, but Muharraq’s residents in general, this means an extra plus of living in this particular community. Being able to access quality healthcare near to where one lives, signals a big improvement for residents, as they don’t have to travel far and it is more convenient.


“This center is going to greatly improve the availability of healthcare for the relatively new community living in Amwaj”.


And what’s more; the medical center aims to be more than just a medical center; it was developed to create a ‘feel good’ atmosphere, which resulted in the fact the hospital feels much more like a wellness center than a standard medical center. Among others, the location contributes to this, since the center is located by the tranquil Amwaj waterfront which has a natural relaxing ambience.


The 900-square metre centre, located on the second floor of the Light House Office Complex, employs 25 staff including doctors, physiotherapists and pharmacists. It is also equipped with emergency rooms and consultation rooms, as well as a wellness center and physiotherapy center.


Another AMH medical centre, which will include a dental clinic, is due to open in Al Shabab Avenue (American Alley), in Juffair, later this year. The two new centres will treat 3,500 patients every month, in addition to those visiting the main AMH complex in Manama and medical center in Saar.
Designs are currently being discussed and it is hoped to be built in the next three years. The new Amwaj clinic will be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week.



  • Bahrain Shows Growing Confidence in Real Estate

    First there was the phenomenal sell-out success of the Seavilla project last June, the first residential villas on the man-made island of Dilmunia in the Muharraq Governorate in Bahrain. Now the Temara projects, the next step from the same developer, is expected to be equally successful. According to the developer this is a clear sign of growing investor confidence in both Bahrain’s economy and real estate industry. Besides that, it shows investors are seeking for innovative, high-quality solutions in time and on budget.


    As the successor of Seavilla, Temara offers residents and investors a chance to buy water fronts and coastal plots at prices almost as attractive as the destination itself. Herewith, it offers you the opportunity to buy the land you’re looking for and build the sea view home of your dreams, exactly as you wish it to be. This means owning a desirable house on Bahrain’s most talked about island developments of these days.


    Temara offers a range of plots from 596 square meters to 1,488 square meters, consisting of 22 sea facing and 15 coastal plots, all south facing. The developer describes the plots furthermore as ‘thoughtfully sized in length and depth, with a minimum of 15 meter width and 40 meter in length, in order to accommodate both a large villa with a spacious garden or swimming pool in the back and a car park in the front’. If required, sea front plots can also benefit from jetties and access to the sea. The neighborhood is accessible by two roads for easy access either by car or foot with a road-end roundabout allowing a free traffic flow in and out of the area.


    Based on the success of Seavilla, which remarkably sold out in less than three working days, and the from market research concluded growing confidence in Bahrain’s real estate, the developer is confident the Temara-plots will be at least as popular as it allows people to build their own homes to meet all their own needs.


    Dilmunia Bahrain, with its unique focus on Health and Wellness, will include residences, hotels, leisure and shopping districts, and provide residents and visitors with wellness facilities and spas in a state-of-the-art resort-type environment. The owners of the Seavilla units are expected to have the keys in their hands by mid 2015.


    Bahrain MonoRail

    Bahrain is the fastest growing economy in the Arab world.
    Since Bahrain was recently ranked in 5th place as one of the best locations to live, it might be considered a great place to live and work.


    Due to the ever growing traffic flow in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Government in Bahrain has approved a monorail train network to smoothen the traffic flow. The Cabinet unveiled several ambitious plans to enhance public transportation through introduction of Monorail Metro.
    The scheme has been approved by the Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the Works Ministry has already been commissioned to conduct an extensive feasibility study for the first phase of the project.


    The idea of the monorail should be adding value to public transportation, it will therefore feature carriages of various capacities. This initiative is aimed to resolve the congestion on the roads of Bahrain, and avoid ever growing traffic challenges.
    The monorail network is the combined effort of a consortium of two world-renowned firms. The plight and character of traffic network in Bahrain has been thoroughly studied by the groups, resulting in a series of alternatives and options.


    One of the options suggested is the introduction of modern passenger transportation technologies to alleviate traffic woes in Bahrain. This planned to adopt technology planned has already proved to be successful in other countries facing similar traffic challenges.


    The three-stage plan is likely to be complete by 2030.