Al Hekma International School
Al-Hekma International School (AHIS) is a co-educational international school offering an American curriculum to classes from Preschool through High School. The school was founded in 1985 and is fully accredited by the Bahraini Ministry of Education and the Middle States Association for Accreditation of Colleges & Schools (MSA) in the U.S.A.
AHIS’ mission is to be a leading international school in which students receive a comprehensive balanced education based on technology and academics while taking into account their social and cultural development. AHIS strives to create a confident and motivated lifelong learner who will further their aspirations and those of others.
Bahrain is a country rich in history and culture, with ancient civilizations dating back to more than 5,000 years ago. The small desert island, located off the coast of Saudi Arabia, isn’t visible on a world map, yet there is no shortage of things to do and places to go. The country is known to be the most liberal in the region, with its vibrant nightlife and diverse culture drawing tens of thousands of tourists in annually.
Nearby Points of Interest:
A mix of tradition and modernization means getting to experience the best of both worlds, from the traditional souqs in Manama to the enormous malls in the city center. The ease of traveling within the island means there’s plenty of time to sightsee. The following sightseeing locations are of interest:
The Manama Souq, located by Bab-Al-Bahrain, is a local market where you can shop for unique products such as traditional perfumes, jewelry, sweets, local handicrafts, antiques, handmade carpets, and much more.
Bahrain National Museum:
Visitors to the museum will be taken on a journey through Bahrain’s history. The museum has halls displaying history about traditional handicrafts, burial mounds, ancient documents and manuscripts, Tylos, and the Islamic period.
Tree of Life:
The Tree of Life is approximately 400 years old and is located in the middle of the desert. There is no apparent source of water and other vegetation for miles around. The survival of the tree remains a mystery.
During the summer months, temperatures soar and reach up to 45°c and water sports such as jet skiing, sailing, and even pearl diving can be experienced. The mild and pleasant winters mean that rooftop lounges and outdoor sports such as golfing, tennis, and horseback riding can be enjoyed.
Located right beside the airport, this five-star hotel has a magnificent view of a sprawling lagoon and plenty of amenities. The hotel is a 10 minute drive to the Manama city center and a 30 minute drive to AHIS.
143 Road 2403
Bahrain 1000, Muharraq, Bahrain
+973 1746 0000
This luxury hotel is a 20 minute drive from AHIS and is located in Manama, yet is far away from the city’s noise. The hotel has its own private beach, several pools, and a lounge with a sea view.
112 King Mohammed VI Ave
Seef 428, Bahrain
+973 1758 0000
The Gulf Hotel
Located in Manama and 20 minutes away from AHIS, this hotel is in close proximity to downtown restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. The hotel is known for its spectacular service and has a wide range of amenities. The Gulf Hotel has several restaurants with cuisines ranging from Mexican to Thai to Italian.
Road No 3801
+973 1771 3000
The Crowne Plaza has excellent amenities including a health club and swimming pool. It is located in the heart of Manama and is 20 minutes away from AHIS.
P.O. Box No. 5831
Diplomatic Area, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1753 1122
Bahrain International Airport
Located in Muharraq. The airport is 15 minutes away from Manama and 30 minutes away from Al-Hekma International School (AHIS).
Upon arrival, visitors can choose to rent a car or take a cab. Public transportation is available, yet is not recommended, as bus timings are highly unpredictable. Driving in Bahrain is easy as the infrastructure is well developed and signs along the road clearly mark directions. A GPS can also be used to navigate through the country.