Umm Al Hassam

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Umm Al Hassam
أم الحصم
Mother of Sea Shells
Umm Al Hassam is located in Bahrain
Umm Al Hassam
Umm Al Hassam
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°12′13″N 50°36′6″E / 26.20361°N 50.60167°E / 26.20361; 50.60167Coordinates: 26°12′13″N 50°36′6″E / 26.20361°N 50.60167°E / 26.20361; 50.60167
Country Bahrain
Governorate Capital Governorate

Umm Al Hassam (Arabic: أم الحصم‎‎) (trans. Mother of Sea Shells) is a middle-class neighbourhood on the southern coast of Manama, which is the capital of Bahrain.[1] The neighborhood is home to many members of Bahrain's local Jewish community. It consists of a mixture of grand villas and newer apartment buildings, and is well known for its Lebanese and Indian restaurants.

Abdulaziz Shamlan, a Bahraini nationalist leader from the 1950s and later Bahrain's Ambassador in Cairo, is one of the area's most famous ex-residents, along with the late Yousuf Abdulrahman Engineer whose house symbolizes tradition. Umm Al Hassam maintains its leftist traditions with the large headquarters for the National Democratic Action situated there.[2]


  1. ^ Umm Al Hassam: Photos and History.
  2. ^ "Residents picket Wa'ad meeting over BICI report". Gulf Daily News. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2012.