Manama named Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020

The Kingdom was previously given the title back in 2013

Manama named Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020

Manama has been named the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020.

Bahrain’s capital city took the title from Al-Ahsa in Saudi Arabia. Manama was previously given the title back in 2013.

Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister and Board of Directors Chairman of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani said the move “was in recognition of the Kingdom’s rich tourism and civilisational features”.

He also noted that the selection “crowns the Kingdom’s efforts to enhance bilateral tourism with GCC and Arab countries”.

The decision was made during the 22nd session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism held in Al-Ahsa.

The news comes after Bahrain’s Dilmun burial mounds were given world heritage site status earlier this year.

The tourist attraction became the third UNESCO world heritage site in Bahrain, alongside the Muharraq pearling path and Qal’at al-Bahrain.

Back in November, Muharraq was also named as a UNESCO creative city for developments in design.

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