Eastern Province
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King Fahad Causeway - Eastern Province

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King Fahad Causeway, King Fahd Causeway, Al Jasra, Bahrain
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Description

King Fahd Causeway (Jisr al-Malik Fahd) is a series of bridges that are 15 miles long and connect Saudi Arabia and Bahrain across the Persian Gulf. The idea to build this bridge was conceived during the 1950s to improve links along with social and cultural ties between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1986.

Structure and Landscape

The five bridges of this causeway rest on more than 500 concrete pylons. The causeway looks futuristic with its seven embankments in the shallow water of the Gulf. One of these embankments is called Middle Island or Passport Island, which is also the largest of them all. It has been converted into an artificial island with customs and immigration facilities, a mosque, gardens, and restaurants. This island also has a border station that has a McDonald’s outlet on each side. 

Traveling through the Causeway

Due to COVID-19, the bridge was closed down temporarily in March 2020 for public safety. However, it was reopened on 17th May 2021; people have to follow strict protocols in order to travel on this bridge.

Driving through the causeway is a great way to travel to Bahrain or Saudi Arabia from either one of the countries, especially during sunset and sunrise. The bridge provides the experience of traveling through the sea without having to board a ship or going through any dreadful seasickness.

 

Location

King Fahad Causeway, King Fahd Causeway, Al Jasra, Bahrain

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Abu Muhammad

Abu Muhammad

07/29/2022 12:39

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Awesome really awesome especially when you are passing through the long bridge on sea in air-conditioned car you will feel all good In reality if you down a bit your car window then you will feel extremely humid heat with smell But in closed cold car love to visit again There should be some open space as well to park the car and enjoy with family Benzene was very cheap in Bahrain from 1.4 - 2.0 riyals while in KSA it’s ranging from 2.18 - 2-33 riyals Bridge was very neat and clean Boarder inside staff on Saudi side was helpful while very cooperating and happy staff in windows of Bahrain boarder Saudi border windows staff even especially ladies were very rude
mohammed nasar

mohammed nasar

07/27/2022 16:30

Google review

Now. Had a chance to visit King Fahd Causeway AKA- "KFC". Well, that's what the local populace address it "fashionably", so be it. So, this KFC connects Saudi Arabia, Precisely the Al Khobar region in Sharqiya province of East Coast with the nation of Bahrain. To term it just a causeway would be a misnomer as such. It's an entire system on its own complete with all the facilities, malls, eateries, masjids, parking spots, ATM counters and of course, Immigration and Customs. The pictures just don't do justice. Unlike other "bridges" like the Golden Gate of SFO, this one is all inclusive and the authorities of both the kingdoms must be thoroughly complimented for co-operating in unison and giving it's citizens a facility as complete as this. Kudos guys. A job well done. 👍 -KFC charges are 25 SAR/2.5 BD one-way. Payable by card/cash. - Immigration, Customs is very systematic and a smooth process with clear markings everywhere in English and Arabic. - Eateries, cafes, comfort rooms, parking spaces, public park and masjid. It's all there in the middle island. -Car insurance for entry to Bahrain is compulsory and must be bought from one of the many window counters present right after customs on the Bahraini side. Only downside is the staff of immigration and customs who are not fluent in English. They just don't understand and can't pick up Western accents. You have to tone down your English speaking skills to a basic beginner level, uttering each word with South Asian/Arabic accent.
Thabet Alghazal

Thabet Alghazal

07/02/2022 22:32

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So many checks points. Please make it one, things are improving except here. Wish to see changes soon 🙏
Turki H

Turki H

06/25/2022 11:19

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Historical bridge - it is the bridge of love among GCC nations
Jith Mattappallil

Jith Mattappallil

06/23/2022 18:07

Google review

A nice place to visit. A bridge between KSA and Bahrain.
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