Bahrain announces new island tourist resort project

A masterplan has been drawn up to develop Northern Dohat in Bahrain’s Hawar Islands as a new tourist destination.

Bahrain’s state news agency said the new development would “turn Hawar islands into a prized tourism destination that would also take into account the need to conserve land and marine wildlife”.

The scheme is intended “to diversify sources of revenues amid acute fluctuations of oil prices”, but funding for the project has not yet been confirmed.

No specific details on the scheme’s components were made public. However, during the committee meeting, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, deputy prime minister and head of the Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction and Infrastructure, issued directives to plan the infrastructure and services required for the project to commence.

He also directed the relevant authorities to study ways of financing the project.