Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

I've been here!

The site consists of seventeen buildings in Muharraq City, three offshore oyster beds, part of the seashore and the Qal’at Bu Mahir fortress on the southern tip of Muharraq Island, from where boats used to set off for the oyster beds. The listed buildings include residences of wealthy merchants, shops, storehouses and a mosque. The site is the last remaining complete example of the cultural tradition of pearling and the wealth it generated at a time when the trade dominated the Gulf economy (2nd century to the 1930s, when Japan developed cultured pearls). It also constitutes an outstanding example of traditional utilization of the sea’s resources and human interaction with the environment, which shaped both the economy and the cultural identity of the island’s society.

Trivia

  • Pearl harvesting has shaped Bahrain’s economy for a millenium.
  • The Pearling Trail has been in use since 2000BC.
  • In 1930s the pearling business crashed in Bahrain owing to Japan’s development of cultured pearls using mussels.

Year of Inscription: 2012

Add world heritage to your travel plans – plan to visit Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy! Sign up on GoUNESCO to get travel advice, tips, partners and help with traveling to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy.

gounesco
The site consists of seventeen buildings in Muharraq City, three offshore oyster beds, part of the seashore and the Qal’at Bu Mahir fortress on the southern tip of Muharraq Island, from where boats used to set off for the oyster beds. The listed buildings include residences of wealthy merchants,...

Travel Info for Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

  • •New Year´s Day – 1 January •Epiphany Eve – 6th January •Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday – March/April •Walpurgus Night – April 30 •Labour Day – 1st May Swedish National Day – 6th June •Whit Monday, Midsummer´s Eve – June •All Saint’s Eve – October/November •Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24 – 25 •New Year´s Eve – December 31
    abc dedf
  • Miss Havisham
  • Rupert Campbell-Black
  • Julien SorelWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam Brown
  • No holidays other then the winters when the sea cannot be traveled
  • Nigel Molesworth
  • Harriet M Welsch
  • Oskar Schell
  • Elinor Dashwood

Sorry, we don't have curated information here yet.
Have you been to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy? Share your travel stories

Photos and Proofs from Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

No photos here yet. Have you been to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy?

share your photos

Travelers Who Have Visited Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Have you been to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy? Share travel photos

Recommendations for Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Sorry, we do not have any traveller recommendations here yet.
Have you been to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy? Share Recommendations

Trivia from Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Sorry, we do not have any trivia for here yet.
Have you been to Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy?

Share Trivia

Events at or near Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Know any events coming up at Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy?

List an event