A royal view of King Faizal Highway atop the Intercontinental Regency Hotel. Bahrain is home to more than 35,000 OFWs. The kingdom's international airport is fast becoming a major hub for Filipinos enroute to other Gulf countries.
The Spirit of Manila delegation visited the Prime Minister's Court with a high level visit and courtesy call to His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa. Arranged by his son, theDeputy Prime Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Bahraini Prime Minister describedas cordial and excellent, the bilateral relations of RP and Bahrain, particularly after the Presidential State visit to Bahrain on December 2004 of PGMA. The Spirit of Manila Airlines delegation was warmly received by His Highness and instructed the Council of Ministers to assist and support the requirements of Spirit ofManila, the Philippine’s new carrier to fly to Bahrain.
In turn, Spirit of Manila Airlines delegation expressed his gratitude to the Government of Bahrain for their hospitality, support, close cooperation and the guidance being extended to Spirit of Manila.
The Spirit of Manila Airlines delegation was welcomed by top Bahrain CAA officials led by Undersecretary Capt. Abdul Rahman Muh’d Al Gaoud and Assistant Undersecretary Ahmed Nemat A. Abdul Rahim. During the dialogue, the Spirit of Manila Airlines delegation formally informed the CAA of the airline’s wishes to commercially fly from Clark to Bahrain and vice versa in order to serve the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other travelling Filipinos to the Gulf region. The team expressed thanks and appreciation to Capt. Al Gaoud and his officials for supporting the business of Spirit of Manila which is an all Filipino-owned company.
The Spirit of Manila delegation visited the Philippine Embassy office and informed Ambassador Eduardo Pablo M. Maglaya and Consul General Jose Dela Rosa Burgos on the planned designation of the Philippine government for the Spirit of Manila to utilize the reciprocal entitlements to Bahrain. Ambassador Maglaya said that he will expeditiously work on the exchange of diplomatic notes and documentation of the legal requirements as provided in the air services between the Philippines and Bahrain.
The view of Taipei 101, one of the world's tallest buildings. As of August 2003, Taipei 101 surpassed the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.