Arad Bay Reserve


The Arad Bay area was declared a marine sanctuary as Ministerial Edict No. (4) 2003. Covering an area of 0.5 km2, the reserve contains the tidal environment in which important living creatures live and contribute effectively to the marine ecosystem and serve multiple species of resident and migratory birds in the lake. The sanctuary is a natural incubator for small fish, plankton and seaweed, whose stockpile is enriched by tide movement coming from the bridge exit leading port to the sea.

Arad Bay is one of the most important coastal mangrove reserves in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The mangrove trees have been planted in a thoughtful way in order to enhance the cohesion of the soil and provide a safe haven for small fish. Millions of small and micro-organisms that are important for the marine environment live in the sands of this protected marine sanctuary.

Given the importance of this marine environment, a tourist park was established in Arad Bay Reserve, and was opened in 2010. The park includes the largest public walkway in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with a total area of up to more than half a square kilometers. The walkway provides a good opportunity for practicing walking within a mesmerizing beautiful landscape.

The park includes grass areas, palm trees, games for children, shaded loungers around the lake, a main large fountain, small fountains and waterfalls, restaurants, a prayer room men and another for women, toilets, along with parking lots that can accommodate up to 600 cars, divided into two sections, one is located in the west of the park and the other in the east.