Sar, Bahrain

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Saar
سار
Residential Area
Dilmun era settlement, located on the outskirts of Saar.
Dilmun era settlement, located on the outskirts of Saar.
Saar is located in Bahrain
Saar
Saar
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°11′48″N 50°29′08″E / 26.19667°N 50.48556°E / 26.19667; 50.48556Coordinates: 26°11′48″N 50°29′08″E / 26.19667°N 50.48556°E / 26.19667; 50.48556
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate

Sar or Saar (Arabic: سار‎) is a residential area in Bahrain, to the west of the capital, Manama. It is a mainly residential district. It is known to be a village of ambassadors, expatriates and wealthy Bahrainis. The University College of Bahrain has a campus in Saar.[1]

History[edit]

Saar is the site of a temple, nicknamed "Saar Temple", built during the Dilmun era of Bahrain's history. The temple was believed to have played an important role in marking the summer solstice.[2]

Attractions[edit]

Saar also has a 4-screen cinema, owned by Bahrain Cinema, that screens Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as local, movies.[3]

There are three malls located in Saar, one is the Najeebi Centre Mall, The Al Nakheel and the other is the newly opened Saar Mall (The Bigger of the two). These malls accommodate some recognizable brands. Such as McDonald's, Starbucks, Costa, Esquire(Organic Coffee), EZ Takeout, and so on. Saar Mall even contains Geant "easy" which is an express version of the supermarket giant.

Education[edit]

The Japanese School in Bahrain is located in Sar.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University College of Bahrain - Welcome page
  2. ^ Saar Temple, Bahrain - Ancient America Foundation
  3. ^ Saar Cinema
  4. ^ "中近東の日本人学校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)." (Archive) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved on 2 January 2014. "House No.1526, Road No.3363, Block No.533 Sarr, BAHRAIN"