City of Muhar­raq ap­pointed ‘Cap­i­tal of Is­lamic Cul­ture 2018’

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Muhur­raq, the sec­ond largest city in Bahrain, has been awarded the ac­co­lade of ‘Is­lamic Cap­i­tal of Cul­ture 2018’.

The ap­point­ment re­flects Bahrain’s sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the preser­va­tion of Arab and Is­lamic cul­ture.

The con­ser­va­tion projects be­ing car­ried out across the city, par­tic­u­larly that of Bahrain’s fa­mous Pear­ling Trail, demon­strates th­ese ongoing ef­forts.

The trail, which earned UNESCO World Her­itage sta­tus four years ago en­com­passes 17 listed build­ings, in­clud­ing a fortress and a mosque.

Restora­tion work on the listed build­ings has been pro­gress­ing over the last four years and the trail is sched­uled to be com­pleted in line with Muhur­raq be­ing named the Cap­i­tal of Is­lamic Cul­ture 2018.

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