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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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Sultan M

Sultan M

08/22/2022 07:11

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Absolutely organized, way better than the previous management. Big thanks to the Saudi government for the good managing of such a busy bridge. 💚
Ajmal Faizy

Ajmal Faizy

08/19/2022 17:56

Google review

Must try Spot One of best place you can visit if you are Jubail or Dammam location.. The view is fantastic.. Trying Going out with family on week ends, They have Good quality food spots and Mosque nearby to prayer as well a well cleaned bathroom and toilet facilities.. There Willa charge of SAR 35 to enter in bridge, it will better if have a NFC enabled credit or Debit card. Wishing you a very happy Journey
Abdullah Hussain

Abdullah Hussain

08/11/2022 13:28

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Best experience of life to drive on a bridge that is built on sea. Amazing architecture and amazing experience. Sight of sea on both sides of the bridge is just exceptional. At the Bahrain border, lots of parking space is available and many points to eat and have coffee. Good place to visit..
StarterPack (Pan)

StarterPack (Pan)

08/06/2022 11:42

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The views are beautiful. Usually busy to cross to Bahrain. I recommend not to cross this bridge during weekends and holidays because it will result to you waiting in the traffic for more than 4 hours.
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
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Dominique Schlezack 1 questions

08/29/2022 15:44

Can I cross the King Fahd Causeway from Bahrain to Saudi Arabia with a rental car?
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