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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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Gulf Daily News
Sat, 23 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

TWO men are accused of detonating a bomb under a company's bus near Budaiya Police Station. The Bahrainis, aged 18 and 20, are standing trial at the High Criminal Court where they have pleaded not guilty to causing an explosion and making and ...

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain News Agency
Mon, 25 May 2015 12:41:15 -0700

Manama, May 25 (BNA): Seventy Karate Students competed in the JKA Bahrain Tournament hosted by JKA Bahrain Muharraq Branch. Four JKA Centers participated in the Tournament; Budaiya Main Branch, Karate Academy Muharaq, Central Manama JKA ...
 
Gulf Daily News
Sat, 16 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

A MOTORIST has described how masked rioters threw Molotov cocktails at his car while he was still inside, forcing him to abandon the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames. The 32-year-old Bahraini was forced to stop his Nissan Maxima on Budaiya ...

Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily News
Wed, 20 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

The northern part of it extends from the south of Budaiya Highway to Shaikh Salman Highway and the southern part extends from Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway to Shaikh Salman Highway. We need more not less green areas in the country and why give ...
 
Gulf Daily News
Wed, 20 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

The accident happened at 4pm as he was driving his car on Budaiya Highway. He smashed into another vehicle driven by a Bahraini girl after one of the drivers changed lanes. The man's car flipped over but no-one was injured. Traffic was disrupted ...

Trade Arabia

Trade Arabia
Wed, 13 May 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Some of the major projects its aluminium division has undertaken in the last few years include work for Al Dahya Construction (various buildings in Juffair and Seef); Habib Ali Awachi (fishing harbours at Sitra, Muharraq and Budaiya); Chapo ...

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Trade Arabia
Sun, 17 May 2015 22:31:11 -0700

Tenders in the roads sector included the revamp of Hamala Block 1014, Road 1429, while those for the sanitary sector called for the installation of a main sewerage drainage line West of Budaiya (Phase Two), as part of the housing projects sewerage works.
 
Gulf Daily News
Wed, 13 May 2015 19:26:15 -0700

Some of the major projects its aluminium division has undertaken in the last few years include work for Al Dahya Construction (various buildings in Juffair and Seef); Habib Ali Awachi (fishing harbours at Sitra, Muharraq and Budaiya); Chapo ...
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