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 (mə-năm′ə, -nä′mə) or Al Ma·na·mah (ăl mə-năm′ə, äl mə-nä′mə)
The capital and largest city of Bahrain, on the Persian Gulf. A free port, it became capital in 1971.


(Placename) the capital of Bahrain, at the N end of Bahrain Island: transit port. Pop: 142 000 (2005 est)


(məˈnæm ə)

the capital of Bahrain. 151,500.
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Noun1.Manama - the capital of BahrainManama - the capital of Bahrain; located at the northern end of Bahrain Island
State of Bahrain, Bahrain, Bahrein - an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
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Lieutenant Colonel Dr Saeed Al Hassani, acting director of Media and Public Relations Department in Fujairah Police, told Gulf News that police received a call from Al Manama clinic around 1.
Thousands of Palestinian refugees and many children have benefited from the Al Manama School in Tel Al Hawwa, Gaza, that has been visited by ministers and top officials, all of whom have praised Bahrain's efforts to help the international community," he said.
Saqr Port, Al Manama, Damtha and Al Ain Airport area also received the showers.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts and commitment of the recuits during a visit to Al Manama camp in Ajman on Sunday.
Meanwhile, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon toured Bahrain's Al Manama School for Boys on Tuesday during a visit to Gaza to asses the destruction caused by the 50-day Israeli siege.
In the past month alone three major retail chains - Carrefour, Al Manama and West Zone - have opened new stores in the bustling old downtown, adding to an already wide range of choices.
Work on Ajman International Airport in the Al Manama district is now being intensified, as is work on two new ports.
Work on Ajman International Airport in the Al Manama district is at present being intensified, as is work on two new ports.
In one of these matches, Al Rayyan beat Oman's Nazwa by a narrow five-point margin 66-61, while Bahrain Al Manama swept aside the challenge by Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad 73-48.
Through this financing scheme, customers can avail finance solutions to purchase property at Marina Reef, which is a luxurious freehold development, located on the Reef Island, a man-made island built in the heart of Al Manama within the proximity of City Centre as well as the Seef shopping area.
Shaikha Mai stressed her determination to revive areas with heritage aiming at returning these places to their first tourism attraction, as part of the Ministry of Culture's efforts, in line with Al Manama the capital of Arab culture for 2012, which was launched under the name of (the city of joy), where it is dedicated as the capital of Arab Tourism for the year 2013.
The project will be completed during the kingdom's celebration of Al Manama as the Arabic Culture Capital for 2012 and inaugurated ahead of 2013 and the celebration of Manama as the capital of Arabic tourism.