The official venue of the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee is a newly constructed tent complex within the Ritz Carlton Hotel premises. Plenaries and Bureau sessions, working groups and side events will take place in this area. The venue is located at the northern coast of Bahrain in the Seef district of the capital Manama. Seef district is situated on a reclaimed land and constitutes a thriving business, financial and commercial centre of Bahrain. Participants may find many hotels, restaurants and shopping malls within short driving distance from the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Bahrain International Airport is within approximately 20 minutes’ driving distance from the venue session within the Ritz Carlton.