Wednesday, October 22, 2008

King Fahd Causeway

King Fahd Causeway

King Fahd Causeway of Saudi Arabia is the link between two sisterly Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Kingdoms of Bahrain. We also call it Bahrain Bridge. It was a long dreams and wishes of their forefathers to travel between the Kingdoms by land. As it came to reality, their offspring enjoy the easiness and pleasure of traveling. A giant landmark was formed by tons of cement and rocks.

King Fahd Causeway is one the most important landmark that visited by citizens and foreign residents of both Kingdoms. King Fahd Causeway authority is responsible for maintains and manage the facilities. The Authority also provides jobs for the beautification and greener ambiance. What attracted most is the landscaping that surrounded by the harbor sea. You can enjoy the fresh breeze air. There are some food chains to quench your stomach. You can bring your own foods and enjoy the picnic. But cooking or grilling is not allowed. . If you want to see an eagle view of the area you can go to the Causeway Tower. The Tower entrance is only five Saudi Riyals. There is a cafeteria available to serve you.

The Authority carried out the implementation of documents, travel visa, passport and other travel requirement for those who wish to enter Saudi Arabia. For the GCC nationals they are not require for visa. Other nationals need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia or if you are a visitors and in transit. Available visa are for business, tourist, transit, residency, family, Hajj or conference attendance

You can obtain visa from the visa department in Saudi Arabia Embassy of your country or Consulates. They are available an all main cities of the world. The cost is 200 Riyals. For more details visit the embassy in your local. All visitors must have a return ticket.

For women traveling alone in the Kingdom, the sponsor or her husband must receive her at the air port. A confirmed accommodation is must during her stay. Women are not allowed to drive in the Kingdom. They can only accompanied by her husband, male relative or driver. They should wear a black Abaya and veil at all times.

Way back to the history. In order to increase the links of the two Kingdoms, their sisterly sons came up with the idea to have the bridge be constructed. The construction of the Causeway is by linking the Kingdom of Bahrain with the Eastern Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar). The plan was stared during 1965. The construction was began in the early 80’s up to the mid of 80’s.

The Causeway was inaugurated on November 26,1986 by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, the monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman, the Amir of the State of Bahrain – may Allah have mercy on them – the latter was pleased to have the causeway named King Fahd Causeway.

Source:

King Fahd Causeway Authority

SAMIRAD, The Saudi Arabian Market Information

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