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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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Mon, 02 May 2016 06:38:17 -0700

The real estate advisory noted that expatriate areas such as Sar, Budaiya and Jasra in the north west of the country witnessed a surge in demand over the third quarter, with many compounds achieving full occupancy. “Perhaps predictably, there has been ...

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, 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 ...

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 ...

Gulf Digital News

Gulf Digital News
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:00 -0700

US R&B singer and songwriter Omarion will perform next month at the grand opening of MJ's Bowling Lounge, Budaiya. The California-based artist will take to the stage for his first-ever performance in Bahrain on May 12. Omarion, whose real name is Omari ...

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:56:15 -0700

In Collaboration with Harley-Davidson® Group and supporting "Tafaol Centre", BisB hosts a promotional activity for Tejoori at Budaiya Financial Mall on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This event was hosted to promote for Tejoori and ...


Tue, 03 May 2016 03:52:30 -0700

Hoewel: wie vanuit de hoofdstad Manama westwaarts rijdt naar de andere kant van het eiland, kan niet om de pantserwagens en politieauto's langs Budaiya Road heen. Ze staan er voor het geval er onlusten uitbreken in de shi'itische dorpen die aan die weg ...

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