U.S. Embassy Manama

The United States established diplomatic relations with Bahrain in 1971 following its independence from the United Kingdom. The U.S. Embassy in Manama opened September 21, 1971 and a resident ambassador was sent in 1974. The Bahraini Embassy in Washington, D.C. opened in 1977. The current building of the U.S. Embassy located in the Zinj district of Manama officially opened July 4, 1990 by his highness the Amir Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa.