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A View of Budaiya Beach
A View of Budaiya Beach
Budaiya is located in Bahrain
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°12′46″N 50°26′50″E / 26.21278°N 50.44722°E / 26.21278; 50.44722Coordinates: 26°12′46″N 50°26′50″E / 26.21278°N 50.44722°E / 26.21278; 50.44722
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate
Settled 19th century

Al Budaiya (Arabic: البديع‎) is a coastal town located in the northwestern region of Bahrain Island, in the Northern Governorate of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It neighbors the villages of Diraz and Bani Jamra.

Budaiya is the most fertile area in the country, irrigated from a large concentration of freshwater springs and aquifers. It is the location of most farms, stables, and traditional gulf family farms/retreats nakhal. The town serves as one end-point of the Budaiya Road, which runs to Manama. The regions on either side of road are colloquially referred to as Budaiya.

The biggest problem the Budaiya Road region is facing is deforestation due to a waves of construction, and the seeping of sea water into natural underground aquifers as a result of the pre-construction building process of the Mina Salman seaport in the 1950s. Budaiya Road is still remembered as one of the only "naturally shaded" parts of Bahrain where thousands of wild palm trees acted as filters from the hot, glaring desert sun. Most of the trees were cut down to expand the route and 'modernize' the area.

The town was founded by the Dawasir tribe, but most of the tribe left en masse to mainland Saudi Arabia in 1923, after a conflict with the British colonial authorities. Many Dawasir tribe members later returned to Budaiya, with some still living in the village today. Prior to the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most Budaiya residents were involved in the pearl diving and fishing industry.


  • Fuad Ishaq Khuri (1980). Tribe and state in Bahrain: The transformation of social and political authority in an Arab state. ISBN 0-226-43473-7

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Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:22:30 -0800

The project, approved by the Northern Municipal Council, has been referred to the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry to draw up the contract. The park will be constructed on a coastline in Budaiya. "The investment project is ...

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0800

Manama, Jan. 30(BNA): The fourth edition of the farmers' market will continue till the end of April, said Undersecretary for Agriculture and Marine Resources Shaikh Khalifa bin Isa Al-Khalifa. He issued a statement denying local media news, which ...

Gulf Digital News

Gulf Digital News
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:33:45 -0800

BUDAIYA Club yesterday officially announced the signing of Japanese midfielder Keisuke Yamazaki, who will become the first ever Japanese to play in the Bahrain soccer league. Yamazaki, who flew in earlier last week, featured in a friendly training ...

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:21:24 -0800

Manama, Jan.2 (BNA): More than 23,000 people have so far visited the Bahraini famers' market since it opened six weeks ago. The visitors who flocked to the Budaiya Park to visit the market and buy locally-farmed agricultural products came from various ...
Gulf Digital News
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:17:14 -0800

Ms Al Markhi was speaking to the GDN on the sidelines of an event held by Dar Al Hayat Medical Centre, Budaiya, to mark World Cancer Day. It was held under the patronage of Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh and featured various entertainment programmes ...

Trade Arabia

Trade Arabia
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:03:45 -0800

A new multi-million dinar marina project that will include an aqua park will be constructed on a coastline in Budaiya, Bahrain. The new project, initiated by the Bahrain Marina Development Company, will also include an area for jet skis, scuba diving ...

Yahoo News UK

Yahoo News UK
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:35:27 -0800

Drivers wait in line to fill their vehicles at a petrol station in Budaiya . View photo. Drivers wait in line to fill their vehicles at a petrol station in Budaiya, Bahrain, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed ...
Bahrain News Agency
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:33:45 -0800

The Agriculture and Marine Resources Agency has called on people in Bahrain to get a taste of the recreational and promotional activities offered by the weekly event which will be held at Budaiya Park every Saturday until next April. The market will be ...

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