This post is part of a series on Bahrain’s tourist attractions, notable places of interest, and just about everything I love about the island. Bahrain has been home to me since May 2007.
One activity we always look forward to at the end of summer and during winter is fishing. Others brave doing it all year round at various spots in the island, but our group usually wait until the outside temp is quite tolerable. Yes, we’re totally babies. Hehe. 🙂
Our favorite fishing spot is at the near end of Mina Khalifa.
It’s a good spot. I’m a total fishing amateur, so I love it when I throw my line with multiple hooks, count 5 seconds, pull the line and poof! Five fishes! I AM SO HAPPY! 🙂 And the big bonus, the breathtaking sunset…
Mina Khalifa or Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP) which opened for business on April 1, 2009 is well positioned to be the premier transhipment hub for the Northern Gulf. Located on 110 hectares (ha) of reclaimed land, the port has a 1,800m quay which includes a 900m2 container terminal served by four 61m post-Panamax cranes, as well as general cargo, ro-ro and passenger facilities.
KBSP’s strategic location in the middle of the Arabian Gulf, together with its deep-water berths and approach channel which enable it to accept the largest oceangoing container vessels, and its direct overland links to the mainland (Saudi Arabia and Qatar), position the port as a major regional distribution centre.
Located in Hidd Industrial Area, the port is only 13km away from the Bahrain international Airport and is linked to Mina Salman, the old port, by a 5km purpose built causeway. Access to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via the King Fahad Causeway is a mere 30km drive.
Under the management of private operator, APM Terminals, a global terminal operator, the port is one of the most modern in the Gulf, able to handle container vessels with an efficiency matching that of the most productive ports in the world. The General Organisation of Sea Ports supervises and regulates the port’s functions in line with the concession agreement. (Source: http://www.gop.bh/kbsp.asp)
Some photos during our fishing trips / bonfire picnics, 🙂