Hawar Islands, first surveyed in 1820, when they were called the Warden’s Islands, and two villages were recorded are now uninhabited, other than a police garrison and a hotel on the main island.
Take the Daily 45-minute long boat trip from Manama, a preferred destination for all nature lovers and wildlife adventurers. The islands are home to 150 species of birds some of which breed here. There are also Desert species like the Reem Gazelle, Arabian Oryx & Nubian Ibex, and Marine species such as the endangered Dugongs, Green Turtles & Bottlenose Dolphins. In 2002, the Bahrain government applied to have the Hawar islands recognised as a World Heritage Site, due to their unique environment and habitat for endangered species.