Sites & cities that bear the name of Al Dair

Al Dair

Today in : Bahrain
First trace of activity : 410 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : الدير‎

Description : 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. By 410–420 AD, a Nestorian bishopric and monastery was established in Al Dair.

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