Sail Monument, Manama

Sail Monument, Manama

The Sail Monument in Manama is a remarkable sculpture that pays homage to the classic Bahraini dhows. Situated on a busy roundabout, this iconic sculpture is of significant importance to the Bahraini people. It is featured on the BD1 note, making it a symbol of national pride.

The monument comprises a towering white sail that gracefully curves and twists into the air, seemingly propelled by a gentle breeze. The sail represents the seafaring tradition of Bahrain, a country that has depended on the sea for centuries. The Bahrainis have used sailing ships to traverse the waters, especially to reach the pearling areas that are a significant source of wealth for the country.

The Sail Monument is not just a sculpture of a sail; it also embodies a pearl. The pearl has significant historical and cultural importance in Bahrain, where pearling was once a major industry. The pearl monument in the arms of the sailors represents the invaluable wealth of Bahrain, which has been a source of pride for its people.

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Sail Monument on Map

Sight Name: Sail Monument
Sight Location: Manama, Bahrain (See walking tours in Manama)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Manama, Bahrain

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Manama Introduction Walking Tour

Manama Introduction Walking Tour

The capital of Bahrain, a small island nation sometimes jokingly addressed as "The Land of Two Seas" (due to its location between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Bahrain), Manama proudly bears a nickname of its own – “The Pearl of the Gulf”. The latter highlights its status as a cultural and economic hub and refers to the pearl industry being an important element of the national...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles