Arad, Bahrain

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View of Arad Fort
View of Arad Fort
Arad is located in Bahrain
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°15′N 50°39′E / 26.250°N 50.650°E / 26.250; 50.650Coordinates: 26°15′N 50°39′E / 26.250°N 50.650°E / 26.250; 50.650
Country Bahrain
Governorate Muharraq Governorate

Arad (Arabic: عراد‎‎) is a town in Bahrain, located on Muharraq Island. It lies east of Muharraq City and northwest of Hidd. It was originally a separate island (Arad Island)[1] but was joined to Muharraq over the course of the 20th century. Once a small farming village, Arad later expanded to include new middle-class housing, which gave it a larger population than other parts of the country. A comparatively small Shia enclave has also historically existed in the town.

The Arad Fort, the Al Muharraq Stadium, and the headquarters of the Islamic Society (Bahrain) are located in the town.

The town is administered under the Muharraq Governorate.


The Ministry of Education operates government schools. Boys schools include Al Kawarzmi Primary Boys School, Al-Dair Primary Boys School, Arad Primary Boys School, and Arad Primary Intermediate Boys School. Girls schools include Al Oroba Primary Girls School, Arad Intermediate Girls School, and Arad Primary Girls School.[2]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Holdich, Thomas Hungerford (1911), "Bahrein Islands", in Chisholm, Hugh, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, p. 212 
  2. ^ "Directory." Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 8 September 2009.