- In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world - Wikipedia
- Bahrain has a Formula One race-track, hosting the Gulf Air Grand Prix on 4 April 2004, the first for an Arab country - BBC
- In 2004 King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa introduced a project that uses information communication technology (ICT) to support K-12 education in Bahrain. The objective of this project is to connect and link all schools within the kingdom with the internet... - Wikipedia
- With its highly developed communication and transport facilities, Bahrain is home to numerous multinational firms with business in the Gulf - CIA Factbook
- is actively pursuing the diversification and privatization of its economy to reduce the country's dependence on oil - CIA Factbook
Amazing country, eh? It boggles the mind to think that a country on the scale of the above would actually be internetless for a full day. Yup, the internet was down EVERYWHERE today morning, probably for a good 8 hours or so, and we just got it back about 30 minutes ago. That's for people, companies, banks, institutions, schools, coffee shops, etc. The very small percentage of people who had Zain (MTC) connections were fine though, because that company doesn't totally suck balls. For the other 99.9999% of Bahrain, however, the internet ceased to exist. Yes, it was 1992 all over again.
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