Welcome to Hamad Town, a primarily commuter city located in the Northern Governorate of Bahrain. This culturally diverse city is known for its mixed Shia-Sunni population of varying socio-economic backgrounds. Hamad Town was established in 1984 as a housing town for those who could not afford the increasing house prices in other parts of the country. Today, it is an epitome of Bahraini multiculturalism, with no single ethnic or religious group making up the majority of inhabitants.

Hamad Town was established in 1984 as a housing town where the government built council houses for those who could not afford the ever-increasing house prices in other parts of the country. In 1990, the government opened the door of Bahrain to the Kuwaiti people who were suffering from the effects of the Gulf War with Iraq. It provided free houses and schools in Hamad Town allowed them to use the town’s facilities. The Kuwaitis returned home in early 1991 at the end of the war. In 2001, the government gave the council houses to the people of Hamad town for free.

Hamad Town is located 18 km from the capital Manama and 19 km from the airport. It is close to the Sakhir area, which contains the huge Formula One motor racing circuit (Bahrain International Circuit), the biggest circuit in the Middle East. Hamad Town is famous for its 22 roundabouts, and residential addresses are based on the number of the nearest roundabout. By 2005, the population of the town was 52718, and it has now supplanted Isa Town in regard to population-density ranking.

Law and Government:
Hamad Town is part of the North Governorate, one of five governorates of Bahrain. However, governorates are forbidden from passing their own laws and must abide by all national laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The people of Hamad Town tend to go to the capital Manama to work. Most of Hamad Town is a residential area, but there is a large shopping center called Sooq Waqif, which contains many shops and provides some employment in Hamad Town itself.

– Kanoo Mosque — Shakh Hamad road, between the second and third roundabouts
– Masjid Al Ajoor — tenth roundabout

Bahrain International Airport is located 19.7 km from Hamad Town. The town’s road system consists of a series of roundabouts, 22 major numbered roundabouts and several unnamed roundabouts, that serve as the arterial roads within the town. These roundabouts play a crucial role in facilitating transportation and communication within the town. In addition to its extensive road system, Hamad Town also has some transport links with sparse public bus stops served by the Bahrain Public Transport Buses. These buses provide a convenient and affordable transportation option for those who prefer not to drive or do not have access to a personal vehicle. It is served by the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway on the east, which has five highway exits located at Roundabout 0, Roundabout 6, Roundabout 14, Roundabout 18, and Roundabout 22 to the south. On the west, Hamad Town connects to Road 106, which connects to all the villages incorporated into the town.

Population (2001):166824. Density: 1204.16/km²

Major areas close to Hamad Town: Sakhir, Al Zallaq, Riffa

The University of Bahrain has its main campus near Hamad Town (Sukheer).

Hamad Town is a unique city with a rich history and culture. Its diverse population brings together a blend of traditions, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for visitors. With its proximity to the Bahrain International Circuit and other major attractions, Hamad Town is an excellent place to stay for those looking to explore Bahrain’s wonders. We hope you enjoy your visit to this beautiful city.

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