Umm as Sabaan

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Umm as Sabaan Island
Native name: جزيرة ام الصبان  (Arabic)
Nickname: Al Mohammediya
Umm as Sabaan Island is located in Bahrain
Umm as Sabaan Island
Umm as Sabaan Island
Location of Umm as Sabaan in Bahrain
Location Persian Gulf
Coordinates 26°12′00″N 50°26′10″E / 26.20°N 50.436°E / 26.20; 50.436Coordinates: 26°12′00″N 50°26′10″E / 26.20°N 50.436°E / 26.20; 50.436
Archipelago Bahrain
Adjacent bodies of water Persian Gulf
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Umm as Sabaan    
Area 0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi)
Length 0.9 km (0.56 mi)
Width 0.28 km (0.174 mi)
Coastline 2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Highest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Governorate Northern Governorate
Largest settlement
Umm as Sabaan
(population 10)
Demonym Bahraini
Population 3 (2016)
Pop. density 16.6 /km2 (43 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Bahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
Official website
ISO Code = BH-14

Umm as Sabaan (Arabic: ام الصبان‎‎) is an islet in Bahrain. It lies off the north western corner of Bahrain Island, near Budaiya village, and east of Jidda Island, located in Persian Gulf. It has a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.


The island was privately owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, uncle of the present King, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, and brother of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Sheikh Mohammed renamed the island after himself as Al Mohammediya (Arabic: المحمدية‎‎).

In the 1930s, the ruler of Bahrain gave the island as a gift to Max Thornburg, an American oil executive from Caltex. He used it as his private residence and office.


The village has a family of fisherman who fish for exotic snails at the coast of the island.


The island belongs to Northern Governorate .

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