Tourism Minister: Bahrain Ready to Receive Saudi Visitors

Bahrain’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid al-Zayani said the kingdom is ready to welcome Saudi tourists and visitors once the King Fahd Causeway re-opens later this month.

The bridge, which links Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, was closed on March 7, 2020 as part of the precautionary measures taken by Saudi Arabia to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) launched a social media campaign earlier this year to boost communication, promote Manama as a preferred tourist destination and highlight the various tourism activities organized amid strict health protocols due to the pandemic.

In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, Zayani pointed to the great interaction among social media users, especially Saudis, who constitute the vast majority of visitors.

The 25 km-long King Fahd Causeway links the Saudi eastern coast to Bahrain’s western coast.

Zayani stressed the Causeway will be reopened after comprehensive…

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