Manama (transliteration: al-Manama) is the capital and largest city of Bahrain with an approximate population of 155,000 people, roughly a quarter of the country’s population.Manama has a tropical desert climate, varying from dry winter nights of 55F to humid summer days of 100F. Manama has emerged as the capital of independent Bahrain after periods of domination by Portugal and Persians earlier in its history. Today, it is a modern capital with an economy based around the sales promotion industry as crude oil takes a less pronounced role in the economy.All roads in Bahrain lead to Manama, so see the main Bahrain article for details.Taxis are expensive, yet they are the only way to get around without renting a car. Extra charges are added to fares starting from the airport (2 Dinars) and any hotel (1 Dinar). Always use the meter or you will, guaranteed, get ripped off. A ride to the central parts of city will cost around 5-6 Dinars (US$13.30-$16.00).Renting a car is far more efficient economically. Manama is a small city on a small Island, you won’t get lost for very long. Make sure to buy a map / it should cost around 0.50-1.00 Dinars (US$1.83-$3.65) Altough bicycles are not popular, some hotel offer renting of them. There is no bicycle path in city, but cyclist ride on pavements, on way-sides etc. Manama is a getaway for Arabs and expats residing in the ‘alcohol banned’ Arab countries. Tourists, particularly Saudis and residents of Saudi Arabia, come to Bahrain mainly for the nightlife.Manama Souq, should not be missed by any visitorRestaurants in Manama run the gamut from cheap shawarma joints to 5 star restaurants.Cheap restaurants abound in the Adliya district.Manama has a busy nightlife by Gulf standards. The main districts are Adliya, Hoora, Juffair and Business District .Bahrain and Manama are generally very safe. This doesn’t mean petty crime is non-existent.Just make sure that you don’t drink and drive, as it’s a serious felony in Bahrain.

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