Amwaj Islands

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Amwaj Islands
Native name: جزر أمواج  (Arabic)
Amwaj Islands is located in Bahrain
Amwaj Islands
Amwaj Islands
Location of Amwaj Islands in Bahrain
Geography
Location Persian Gulf
Coordinates 26°17′N 50°40′E / 26.29°N 50.67°E / 26.29; 50.67Coordinates: 26°17′N 50°40′E / 26.29°N 50.67°E / 26.29; 50.67
Archipelago Bahrain
Adjacent bodies of water Persian Gulf
Total islands 9
Major islands
  • Amwaj
  • Najmah
  • Tala
  • Wardeh
  • Hamama
  • Dalphene
  • Farasha
  • Dilmuniya
  • Qassar Jurdi    
Area 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Highest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Administration
Governorate Muharraq Governorate
Largest settlement
Floating City
(population 6000)
Demographics
Demonym Bahraini
Population 10000 (2010)
Pop. density 2,320 /km2 (6,010 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Bahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.bahrain.com
ISO Code = BH-15

Amwaj Islands (Arabic: جزر أمواج‎‎; transliterated: Juzur Amwaj) are a group of man-made islands located in the Persian Gulf to the northeast of Bahrain, near the coast of Muharraq island. It has a distance of 10.5 km (6.5 mi) northeast of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.

Geography[edit]

Amwaj Islands have an area of 4.31 km².

The Amwaj Islands were reclaimed from the relatively shallow seas to the northeast of Muharraq Island, which is the northernmost island in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

History[edit]

At 2000, A plan for creating a pioneering project in Bahrain, the first to offer 100% freehold land ownership to expatriates living in the Kingdom of Bahrain, was up on grabs, thus came the plan of Amwaj Islands. The plan was also to increase the supply of waterfront property which is in low supply in this small island nation. The project is being developed by Oasis Real Estate Development Company with an investment of 1.5 billion US dollars[1] At 2002 the project started taking form. The first phase completed in 2003. the second in 2004, when Cisco and Oracle began laying fabric for communications on the islands. At 2016, Amwaj Islands saw the completion of infrastructure such as electricity, roads, water, sewerage and telecoms, and became fit for residential use.

Description[edit]

From an engineering perspective Amwaj introduced a number of new technologies to the region including geotubes for the reclamation phase of these islands, vacuum sewerage and fibre optic "Smart City" technology among others. The Islands contain residential,[2] commercial (highrise) and hotel[3] and retail buildings, as well as a 240 m diameter circular marina with over 140 berths.[4] Other facilities include a school (International School of Choueifat-Manama), a university, a hospital, a fuel station, theme parks and a lagoonside dining and café precinct. The project is being developed by an Ossis Property Developers with a $1.5 billion investment. The Amwaj Islands project was developed over three main phases. These phases included land reclamation, infrastructure development and finally facilities development.

Floating City[edit]

Floating City is a section on main Amwaj Island, with homes with water view, as all the houses are surrounded by deep water channels that are perfect for keeping boats with 70 meters in length.

Central Lagoon[edit]

The central part of the island, Amwaj construction have made This a designated business areas, with restaurants and commercial markets in its place. to the west there is Fanar beach.

Tala Island[edit]

Tala island has 48 villas with private beaches, 12 penthouses, 410 apartments, 148 small apartments and 42 shops, all located in 31 different blocks. The island also has a water park, shopping malls, sports centers, tennis clubs, restaurants and coffee shops.

Theme Island[edit]

This island has buildings and structures is the central section, and some commercial areas and important facilities on the rest of it. The major facility is a Luna Park.

Meena 7[edit]

a Project on the main Amwaj Island.

Sryaalbhar Island[edit]

Mirage[edit]

Gateway[edit]

AL OSRA SUPERMARKET Amwaj Island contains a supermarket called AlOsra. It is located on Amwaj Avenue in Bahrain. It has products ranging from groceries, bakery, household and pets, beauty, health, toiletries, baby and child, toys.It is center of attraction for the residence of Amwaj Island. It opens at 7:00am–10:45pm Bahrain local time.Phone: +973 1603 3773. Website: alosraonline.com ([5])Other locations of Al Osra Supermarket include Manama, Muharraq, Riffa, Karbabad. ([6])

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to Muharraq Governorate .

Transportation[edit]

Amwaj Islands are connected to Muharraq Island by two causeways, each about 1 km in length. The distance between the new island and Bahrain International Airport is only 4.5 km.

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