Al Dair

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Al Dair (Arabic: الدير‎‎) is a village in Bahrain on the northern coast of Muharraq Island. It lies north of the Bahrain International Airport, and north west of Samaheej village.

Before the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most of the inhabitants were involved in farming, especially date palms, and fishing.

The name Al Dair is Aramaic for "the monastery," indicating the Christian past of Muharraq Island.[1]


The Ministry of Education operates government schools in Al-Dair, Al-Dair Primary Intermediate Girls School and Al-Dair Primary Boys School.


  1. Bahrain through the ages: the history 1993 ʻAbd Allāh ibn Khālid Khalīfah, Michael Rice, Bahrain. Wizārat al-Iʻlām - "The islands were then under Persian influence and Mazdaism was prevalent; however, the Christian faith was also practised in churches and monasteries. Al Dair village in Muharraq island, for instance, was named after a monastery in the "

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