There are few sites of historical relevance in the Gulf region. Instead, icons of modernity erupt from the desert sands. The Emirates has its Burj Khalifa. Kuwait has its Kuwait Towers. For Bahrain, its iconic building is the World Trade Centre. Marketed as the country's first SMART building, the symbiotic 50-storey towers (240 m) boast a fully integrated IT infrastructure. But beyond that, its the expansive views, business facilities and high-end shopping and dining options that are the attraction for most visitors. Frankly, the Centre's space age appearance is probably what most people will remember most. In a country lacking in major attractions, the WTC in Manama would have to qualify as a highlight.