H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa inaugurated the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH). The Center’s inauguration came  in April a month dedicated to the” Heritage” theme as part of the events celebrating Manama as Capital of the Arab Culture 2012.

Present at the ceremony were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the President of Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (house of Islamic Archeology) in Kuwait, Shaikha Hessa Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, as well as a number of experts and specialists.

The new premises, created to reflect Arabian heritage and contemporary design, are adjacent to the Bahrain National Museum.