Life at awali
Developed in the 1930s by Bapco, the Awali Township is populated by locals and expatriates from around the world. It was one of the first places in the Kingdom to welcome a modern culture and is like a mini Bahrain within Bahrain. As a Bapco employee and especially one living in Awali one automatically feels welcomed into its large multi-cultural family community.
Awali is designed as a self-contained, self-sufficient compound which makes daily living and adapting to Bahrain a breeze. A sense of community, beautiful well maintained surroundings, regular social and cultural activities complemented by basic facilities such as a bank, post office, Bapco Club, a well stocked library, a hospital and dental clinc, shops, hairdressers, swimming pools, tennis courts, cricket ground, football pitch, bowling alley, squash courts, and even a golf club, make living in Awali a very comfortable experience.
⦁ Bapco Social Club:
In Awali social life centers around the Bapco Club, which has its own ballroom, coffee bar and restaurant,. It also has a dedicated swimming pool and a gaming area with a choice to play darts, pool, snooker or even go bowling; a perfect way to unwind or relax with friends and family.
⦁ Bapco Sports Clubs:
Accommodating to the needs of sport enthusiasts are various sport and recreation clubs within Awali. These cater to a wide range of special interest sports including tennis, squash, bowling, badminton, golf, cricket and football, often having active team competitions to encourage a sporting spirit. There is a horse riding club, a well-equipped gymnasium, plus a second swimming pool just for Awali residents. Residents have formed many social clubs and societies which cover a wide range of interests and are an excellent way of meeting new people.
⦁ Well-Being Centre:
Bapco encourages and supports a healthy lifestyle and personal development of its staff and their dependents. A well being center hosts a number of informative lectures and a variety of activities such as aerobic classes, yoga and more.
⦁ Princess Sabeeka Park:
In line with Bapco’s environment-centric philosophy, the Princess Sabeeka Park was developed to offer a lush, green oasis for families living in Awali. It serves as the perfect backdrop for company events, celebrations, family gatherings, musical nights or even just a stroll after meals. The park is a haven for a rich and wide variety of rare plant species and exhibits and makes for a great family outing venue.
⦁ Travel agency:
Another additional service for the convenience of Bapco staff at Awali, are travel agency services. Employees can easily book their travels using the agency’s comprehensive and specialized services.
Furthering Bapco’s commitment to its employees, Awali also houses a branch of Bahrain’s first locally owned bank, the National Bank of Bahrain.
⦁ Awali Church:
True to Bapco’s multi-cultural diversity the Awali Church is home to an international community drawn from all the continents of the world; a diverse mix of people of many nationalities sharing a common faith.
Bapco opened Awali Hospital over 6 decades ago with a view to providing employees with exceptional health care. Over the years the hospital has evolved and expanded into a modern facility keeping pace with the latest in medical care to suit the needs of Bapco employees.
The Awali Hospital with 25 beds, is dedicated to providing affordable, patient-focused care to all Bapco employees and to members of the local community, with an emphasis on quality services. Highly qualified physicians and surgeons are available to serve both inpatients and outpatients from Bapco and the general public.
There is rarely ever a need to visit another hospital as all the major fields of medicine are catered to at the hospital including gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology, dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), gastroenterology and dentistry. In addition, the Hospital also provides: x-rays, physiotherapy, cosmetic laser services, dietetics, pharmacy and laboratory services.
Over the years the Hospital has earned a well-respected reputation while modern facilities and a dedicated staff create a professional yet friendly atmosphere.