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Budaiya
البديع
Town
A View of Budaiya Beach
A View of Budaiya Beach
Budaiya is located in Bahrain
Budaiya
Budaiya
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, and they continue to play a leading role in the village today. Prior to the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most Budaiya residents were involved in the pearl diving and fishing industry.

Today the Budaiya Road region houses European and American expatriates living in the kingdom and has few a places that serve as a niche to the youth Bahraini subcultures (Goth, skater/punk, etc.) This is mainly due to the central location of the Skate Shack park.

References[edit]

  • 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

External links[edit]


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Khaleej Times
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:03:45 -0800

The group had set off bombs in the island kingdom's Maqaba, Al Janabiya, Budaiya and Qarya villages, prosecutor Ahmed Al Hammadi was quoted as saying. “The members had agreed to set up a terror cell to make explosives and weapons to carry out terror ...

Press TV

Press TV
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:03:45 -0800

... target security forces ... and spread panic among people," Bahrain's Prosecutor Ahmed Al-Hammadi claimed on Saturday. He alleged that the group had been involved in bombings in the island kingdom's Maqaba, al-Janabiya, Budaiya and Qarya vilages.
 
Gulf Daily News
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:26:15 -0800

COUNCILLORS have demanded action to ease traffic congestion on a busy road in Budaiya, where major roadworks are being carried out. Tailbacks stretching along the Budaiya Highway from the village have been ongoing since December when work ...

Middle East Confidential

Middle East Confidential
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:45:00 -0800

The Public Prosecutor Ahmed al-Hammadi claimed that the bomb attacks on the villages of Maqaba, al-Janabiya, Budaiya and Qarya were carried out by the cell. Bahrain has been fairly unstable since the protests against the government started in 2011.

Haaretz

Haaretz
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:29:49 -0800

The group had set off bombs in the island kingdom's Maqaba, Al-Janabiya, Budaiya and Qarya vilages, prosecutor Ahmed Al-Hammadi was quoted as saying. "The members had agreed to set up a terror cell to make explosives and weapons to carry out terror ...
 
Khaleej Times
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:52:30 -0800

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Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0800

Manama, Jan. 20. (BNA) -- President of General Organisation for Youth and Sports (GOYS) Hisham Mohammed Al-Jowder has lauded the hard work exerted by the players of Budaiya Club in order to upgrade the club and developing it to serve the aspirations ...

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:48:45 -0800

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