Seef

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Seef
السيف
District
Country Bahrain
Governorate Capital Governorate

Seef (Arabic: السيف‎‎) is a suburban neighborhood in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain.

Etymology[edit]

The word 'seef' means coast or shore in the Gulf Arabic lexicon, similar to 'sahel'.

History[edit]

Seef is a result of active land reclamation work starting in the 1980s, which has dramatically changed the Bahrain coastline. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, Seef is a district dominated by office blocks, luxury apartments,[1] hotels[2] and multiple shopping malls.[3]

Rents in Seef (alongside Amwaj Islands) are reportedly the highest in the entire country.[4] Seef is fast developing into a business centre with many local and multinational companies building their offices in the area. Seef is the location of the Almoayyed Tower, which was the tallest building in the country (now replaced by the Bahrain Financial Harbour).[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser Suites, Seef, Bahrain.
  2. ^ Mercure Grand Hotel Seef, Mercure Hotels.
  3. ^ Seef Mall.
  4. ^ Barazy, Maʻan (2009). Subprimes and real estate bubbles: the behavior of real estate markets in times of crisis. DatalnvestArabia INC. p. 190. 
  5. ^ Dolton, Alun (2015). Do We Need Architects?: A Journey Beneath the Surface of Architecture. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781503578173. 

Coordinates: 26°14′24″N 50°32′13″E / 26.240°N 50.537°E / 26.240; 50.537