Seef is a suburban neighborhood in Manama. The word 'Seef' means coast or shore in the Gulf Arabic lexicon, similar to 'sahel'. Seef is the result of active land reclamation work starting in the 1980s, which has dramatically changed the Bahrain coastline. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, Seef is a new zone of reclaimed land containing luxury apartments, hotels and shopping malls.
Seef is fast developing into a business centre with many local and multinational companies building their offices in the area. It is the chosen location of the Almoayyed Tower, formerly the tallest building in the country; it has since been overtaken by a number of other structures such as the Bahrain Financial Harbour.